Title: Emotional intelligence and organisational leadership: a gender study in Indian context

Authors: Sanjay Kumar Singh

Addresses: Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad 201 001, UP, India

Abstract: The study deals with two important variables, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and organisational leadership in an Indian context in a software organisation. The study sampled 210 male and 130 female software professionals to investigate the relationships of EI with organisational leadership as well as the impact of EI on leadership effectiveness. The results indicate positive and significant relationships of EI with organisational leadership for both the genders. Also, it is indicated that EI of male and female software professionals contribute huge variance in the total variance of their leadership effectiveness. The results of the study have been discussed and interpreted in the light of the findings of the past researches. These findings have significant implications for the development as well as management of leadership skills and behaviours at workplace.

Keywords: emotional intelligence; organisational leadership; India; software development; business management; leadership effectiveness; gender; male software professionals; female software professionals; women leaders.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2007.014470

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.48 - 63

Published online: 10 Jul 2007 *

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