Does emotional intelligence as ability predict transformational leadership? A multilevel approach ☆ ☆☆

  title={Does emotional intelligence as ability predict transformational leadership? A multilevel approach ☆ ☆☆},
  author={Hallvard F{\o}llesdal and K. Hagtvet},
  journal={Leadership Quarterly},
Abstract This study assesses to what extent emotional intelligence as ability (EI) can predict transformational leadership. Norwegian executives (N = 104) completed measures of personality (NEO PI-R) and EI (MSCEIT), and were rated on transformational leadership (MLQ 5X) by subordinates (N = 459). This study improves upon previous studies in three ways: First, because the validity and reliability of the scores from MSCEIT has been questioned, an alternative set of scales from MSCEIT were… Expand
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