Emotional Intelligence and its Relationship with Leadership Practices

Anand Radhakrishnan, Udayasuriyan G



In recent years leadership and emotional intelligence have become hot topic in management and organization researches. We made an attempt to study the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive and express emotion to stimulate thought, understand and reason. It also regulates emotion in oneself and others. Leadership refers to the ability to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute to the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members.  



To explore the relationship of emotional intelligence in the leadership practices of executives.



This study adopted survey method, which is descriptive and associational in nature. 256 executives from a public sector organization in South India selected through stratified random sampling method.



The result revealed that, emotional intelligence is high for non-professional degree holders and they have preferred modeling the way dimension of leadership practices. Emotional intelligence has a significant relationship with the leadership practices of executives. The findings and implications are discussed in this article.   


Originality / Value

This approach should help organizations lookand prepare for the future more effectively; including betterspecifying the future requirements they will have for theirleaders.



The study was conducted in a public sector organization in south India. Hence it is not granted to generalize the findings.


Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Practices,                    Executives and Public Sector Organization

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v5n2p65

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