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Show simple item record Hoffmann, Birgit en_US 2014-02-07T14:08:19Z 2014-02-07T14:08:19Z 2010 en_US
dc.description thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts en_US
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dc.description.abstract Looking at the need for leadership ability from a more global perspective, it is evident that organizations world-wide are undergoing changes. To remain competitive and relevant, Namibian organizations must change to survive in an increasingly globalised and hyper-turbulent global market. Effective leadership is seen as one of the elements that can alter behaviour and make change happen. This study explores the relationship between emotional intelligence traits and leadership among 148 middle managers in Namibia working in Windhoek-based organizations. Its purpose is to investigate if individual traits of emotional intelligence may give an indication of possible leadership behaviour, looking at transformational, transactional and laissez faire leadership styles. Evidence of such a link would be considerable for organizations in their quest to find talent and develop and train this talent to take on future leadership positions. Two instruments were used to collect data relevant to the study, i.e. The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) measuring trait emotional intelligence; and the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), measuring leadership style. A A detailed statistical analysis was performed, revealing that Namibian middle management is predominantly entrenched within the transactional leadership style. There was no significant relationship between emotional intelligence and transactional leadership style. The transformational leadership style was positively related to emotional intelligence. The laissez-faire style was negatively related to emotional intelligence en_US
dc.description.abstract Finding, however, a lower emotional intelligence score within the Namibian sample compared to leaders elsewhere, it can be argued that efforts to improve emotional intelligence within middle management leadership will most likely improve transformational leadership abilities. Numerous opportunities are suggested to develop emotional intelligence, focussing on educational institutions, organizations and private sector as well as Government en_US
dc.format.extent x, 163 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
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dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Industrial management en_US
dc.subject Emotional Intelligence en_US
dc.title The relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership among middle managers in Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US Windhoek en_US Namibia en_US University of Namibia en_US Master of Arts en_US
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