Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Program



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The proposed project examines the current literature on Emotional Intelligence (EI) and leadership development. Recent research on EI indicates that there is a vast amount of potential for the use of EI in leadership development. EI has been linked to more effective leadership outcomes and has been studied as a predictor of transformational leadership behaviors. The proposed leadership development program focuses on developing EI and leadership skills based on the ability model of EI introduced by Mayer, Salovey, and Caruso (1999). The leadership development program takes participants through a six-week EI training with the goal of enhancing their leadership skills through EI. The program uses the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) to assess participants’ current level of EI ability and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in order to assess their current leadership abilities. Participants are given pre and post program assessments in order to measure the effectiveness of the program.