The relationships between emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and transformational leadership were investigated. A total of 82 Project Management Professionals (PMP®) leaders and 352 raters from across North America participated. Quantitative measurement occurred through the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI 3.0) (Wolff, 2006) for emotional intelligence, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal—Short Form (WGCTA-SF) (Watson & Glaser, 2006) for critical thinking, and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X) (Avolio & Bass, 2004) for transformational leadership. Statistically significant positive correlations between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership were shown. While emotional intelligence was highly correlated with transformation leadership, critical thinking was not. There was not a strong predictive linear model for transformational leadership qualities involving the interaction of critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Relationship management might be a predictor to transformational leadership. Organizations might increase occurrences of transformational leadership by improving the relationship management skills of their leaders or leader candidates.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 69/05, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Occupational psychology|
|Keywords:||Critical thinking, Emotional intelligence, Organizational development, Project management, Quantitative research, Transformational leadership|
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