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Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739
Incorporates: Participation and Empowerment: An International Journal

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Organization Studies

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Leadership effectiveness: the costs and benefits of being emotionally intelligent

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Title:Leadership effectiveness: the costs and benefits of being emotionally intelligent
Author(s):Dirk Lindebaum, (Management School, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK), Susan Cartwright, (School of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)
Citation:Dirk Lindebaum, Susan Cartwright, (2011) "Leadership effectiveness: the costs and benefits of being emotionally intelligent", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 32 Iss: 3, pp.281 - 290
Keywords:Emotional intelligence, Leadership, Research work, Serials
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/01437731111123924 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Purpose – This paper serves two purposes: first, it is an apology for a failure to produce a planned special issue, along with the rationales as to why the authors decided to withdraw it; and second, a commentary on the apparent failure of the research community to address a neglected area of inquiry in emotional intelligence (EI) research.

Design/methodology/approach – The authors provide a commentary.

Findings – The authors draw attention to the possiblity that employing highly emotionally intelligent individuals may not always yield desirable outcomes for organisations, thus seeking to ignite a more balanced debate as to the merits of EI in management and leadership studies. The authors also detail briefly several avenues for future research.

Originality/value – The theme of the planned special issue was situated at the forefront EI research, so this commentary succinctly highlights the theorising that informed the background to it.

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