Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership at Workplace - A Review


Leadership is a vital element in achieving organizational success. Intelligent leaders are essential to possess multiple intelligences in order to be successful. Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been a vital factor among multiple intelligences identified as required for effective leaders. The recent focus of management researches has been considering the importance of application of head and heart in the workplace to improve the performance of employees. Emotional Intelligence is identified as the means of connecting the thinking and feeling process of people. In leadership, dealing effectively with emotions may contribute to how one handles the needs of individuals, how one effectively motivates employees, and makes them `feel’ at work. Thus, the objective of this review is to explore the concept of Emotional Intelligence and to discuss its relevance to Effective leadership at workplace based on the existent literature.

Keywords— Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Effective leadership, Job performance

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