Project Managers and Emotional Intelligence Research Paper by Champ

Project Managers and Emotional Intelligence
This paper explores the relationship between project manager emotional intelligence, transformational leadership and team success in cross-functional product development.
# 98842 | 4,854 words | 45 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2007 in Business (Management) , Business (General)

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The paper explains that the effectiveness of project managers in a team environment is directly linked to their emotional intelligence (EI) and corresponding ability to create an environment of transformational leadership in their organizations. The paper shows how transformational leadership styles, supported by a strong set of EI precepts, values, behaviors and approaches to interacting on cross-functional teams, does deliver significantly stronger results over time.

The Generational Shift in Valuing Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence Theories
Evaluating Team Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
Transformational Leadership and its impact on Cross-Functional Teams

From the Paper:

"Early theorists often remarked that knowledge of and strategizing over the emotions of workers was tantamount to manipulative management practices, and that emotions were to be controlled first by the individual. The beginnings of EI were quite negative, as theorists did not find the link in exceptional performance and positive management approaches to fostering and sustaining strong emotions of achievement, growth and recognition. The first theorists felt that emotions were to be controlled by the individual or he or she would succumb to their influences (Young, 1936; Schaffer, Gilmer & Schoen, 1940)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antonakis, J., & House, R. J. (2002). The full-range leadership theory: The way forward. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. 3 - 33. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Avolio, B. J., & Yammarino, F. J. (2002). Introduction to, and overview of, transformational and charismatic leadership. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. xvii - xxiii. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Bar-on, R. (1997). The Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQ-I): Technical manual. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems.
  • Bass, B. M. (1985). Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations. New York: The Free Press.
  • Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational Leadership: Industrial, Military, and Educational Impact. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

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