EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND LEADERSHIP By Dr. P. R. Pawar[1]

 

Abstract

                Emotional intelligence represent a set of attributes for monitoring self and others feelings and help the individual leaders to improve their performance. The natural tendency of human beings is to react emotionally in any given situation at the spur of the moment which is known as emotional hijacking, rather than acting rationally. Managing negative emotions, frustration and depression in self and maintaining healthy relationship with colleagues play a vital role in adopting a positive attitude towards work. However, the rational part of brain eventually modulates the emotional responses and this phenomenon of modulating responses is the essence of the concept of emotional intelligence.

                Emotional intelligence has the potential to serve the new generation of leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and all those who need to function effectively in teams, create new kind of awareness in them and take active steps to modulate their communication, behaviour and attitudes for achieving common goals and mission. Thus, it is significant to understand the universality and cultural ramifications of the concept of emotional intelligence in terms of its applicability in different cultural setting and organizations. The study of emotional intelligence is crucial in the emerging world by avoiding conflicts and achieving harmony, personal and organizational excellence. 

This research paper examines the effects of emotional intelligence on the leadership. The research study has shown that higher emotional intelligence score have significant effect on the inspirational side of leadership performance at work.

[1]Principal, Krantiagrani G. D. Bapu Lad, Mahavidyalaya, Kundal.

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