September 20, 2017
Jo Maddocks explores the question of Emotional Intelligence and leadership, in an article published in The British Psychological Society’s ‘Assessment & Development Matters’ Autumn 2017 edition (Vol. 9 No. 3).
The study looked at the relationship between Emotional Intelligence of leaders, as measured by the Emotional Intelligence Profile (EIP) and the perceived climate that this creates, as measured by external raters on the Leadership Climate Indicator 360 (LCI).
The findings show a clear relationship between specific facets of leaders’ Emotional Intelligence (based on their self-perceptions) and the emotional climate or tone they set within the organisation. Results also suggest that negative leadership behaviours have greater impact on all rater groups than positive leadership behaviours.