The purpose of this research is to provide an insight as to how emotional intelligence is a far superior leadership characteristic over cognitive intelligence. The intent of this research delves into how teaching and continuing to develop emotional intelligence in leaders cultivates leadership effectiveness. Leadership effectiveness is crucial for subordinate satisfaction, employee retention, and team productivity. This research takes into consideration years of prior studies and research conducted regarding ways emotionally intelligent leaders directly correlate to leadership effectiveness and functional team behaviors. In conclusion, emotional intelligence is a soft skill that can be taught to leaders and subordinates alike to cultivate a positive, healthy, productive, and trusting work environment.
College or School
College of Professional Studies Granite Division
Program or Major
Komisarek, Katelyn, "Developing Emotional Intelligence Characteristics in Leaders to Increase Leadership Effectiveness" (2023). M.S. in Leadership. 116.