Title: Do emotionally intelligent leaders have more satisfied employees?

Authors: Aleksander Zadel

Addresses: University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: This paper at hand treats the phenomena of emotional intelligence and satisfaction of employees with various factors in a company|s environment. Our aim was to determine whether there is a positive correlation between emotional intelligence of leaders and employees| satisfaction needs met within a company as well as satisfaction with organisational values. Research most often concentrates on a mere comparison between emotional intelligence and satisfaction of employees, which is measured through the organisational climate. This time we wanted to establish whether employees working under the guidance of more intelligent leaders are also more satisfied with organisational values. In methodological terms, our research was designed in such a way as to recognise, on the basis of the results obtained, the style of leadership and the type of leader, respectively, that contributes most to employees| satisfaction.

Keywords: emotional intelligence; management; leadership; employee satisfaction; needs; organisational values; enterprise; leaders.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2008.019085

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.5, pp.590 - 608

Published online: 28 Jun 2008 *

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