A Positive Relationship Between Transformational Leadership And Emotional Intelligence

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There is a positive relationship between transformational leadership and emotional intelligence (Harms and Crede, 2010). Emotional intelligence is separated into two categories called emotions and intelligence. Emotions are the way we feel and have the ability to modify the way a person thinks (Mayer & Salovey, 1997, p.6). For instance, a happy person may think they are healthy (Mayer & Salovey, 1997, p.6). This is called mood congruent judgment where an emotion combined with an idea can increase the merit of the idea (Mayer & Salovey, 1997, p.6). Some may say that emotions can disrupt intelligence by taking control of one thought, but it can aid intelligence by focusing thoughts (Mayer & Salovey, 1997, p.9). Intelligence means proficiency…show more content…
In the Mixed model Goleman believes that emotional intelligence must be learned (Goleman, 2000). He states that emotional intelligence theory includes emotional competence. Emotional competence is a learned ability based on emotional intelligence that causes increases in work performance (Goleman, 2000). To have skills in emotional competence a person requires and must learn abilities in the fundamentals of emotional intelligence called social awareness, relationship management, self-awareness and self-management (Goleman, 2000, p. 1) (See Appendix b). I also included one of Goleman’s older categories called motivation. He believes that mastery in these different areas can help make a leader more effective and that having emotional intelligence may be just as important as having a high IQ (Goleman 1995; Goleman, 2000). One of the main differences between the Ability and the Mix model is that the Ability model had a focus on oneself while the Mix model shows how a person can have an effect on others. The Trait model differs from the Mixed Model, the same way it does the Ability model
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