Understanding the emotional reflexivity process of leaders
- Authors: Ramsey, Patricia Myrna
- Date: 2017
- Subjects: Leadership , Leadership - Psychological aspects , Emotional intelligence
- Language: English
- Type: Doctoral (Thesis)
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/372252 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/246380 , uj:25542
- Description: Ph.D. , Abstract: The aim of the study was to engage in the joys, the challenges, the successes and all the significant moments in the life and leadership of a loved, admired and respected South African leader. This doctoral journey involved delving into undiscovered and fiercely protected ambiguities involving this leader’s emotional experience of his life and leadership career. I explored his childhood passions, fears and anxieties and his desires for his future. I questioned his actions and motives and uncovered his deepest feelings about the people, experiences, challenges and situations that had touched or impacted him and contributed to the leader and the man he became. Using an interdisciplinary, life story framework that incorporated leadership development, psychology and sociology, I strove to unearth, interpret and understand this leader’s emotional reflexivity process. Conducting eight, three to four-hour, in-depth semi-structured interviews, I unravelled and explored how his thoughts and emotions had connected with and influenced his life and leadership decisions and actions. One of these interviews included his wife as a means of verifying our interpretations of his emotional meaning making and behaviours. In addition, I travelled to his birth place and interviewed his sister in order to triangulate and add to the data. Applying Straussarian grounded theory methodology throughout the data analysis, I engaged in rigorous comparative (thematic) analysis in order to identify themes, develop and allow categories to...
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Effective leadership considering emotional intelligence in a leadership environment.
- Authors: Pretorius, Natalie M. , Oosthuizen, Theuns F. J.
- Date: 2009
- Subjects: Leadership , Emotional intelligence , Transformational leadership
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:6187 , ISBN 978-0-86970-661-9 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5264
- Description: The primary objective is to establish whether a potential trend exists between effective leadership and emotional intelligence (EI). This research also investigates whether possible trends exist between leadership and emotional intelligence in terms of the leadership styles: transformational or transactional leadership. Insight is also gained into whether male or female student leaders practice either transformation or transactional leadership styles. The sample was identified as the student leaders at the University of Johannesburg's Auckland Park Kingsway campus. The sample ultimately included 123 respondents for all the committees in the institution, resulting in a very positive response rate for data analysis. The findings revealed that there was insufficient evidence to support the objective that specific trends exist between leadership effectiveness when considering emotional intelligence or whether emotional intelligences relates more strongly with a transformational or transactional leadership style. However relevant relationships between female respondents and the transformational leadership style could be established.
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Emotional intelligence and effective leadership in student leaders
- Authors: Pretorius, Natalie Michelle
- Date: 2010-03-25T06:43:54Z
- Subjects: Leadership , Emotional intelligence
- Type: Mini-Dissertation
- Identifier: uj:6699 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3101
- Description: M.Comm. , The general purpose of this study is to investigate and identify whether a potential trend exists between emotional intelligence (EI) and effective leadership. This research will further more assist in determining whether possible trends exist between emotional intelligence and leadership and whether these leaders can be distinguished from others by means of leadership styles. Thus two specific leadership styles are investigated being transformational or transactional. Given the research literature an expectation exists that a statistically significant difference will be found between leadership effectiveness and EI. Leadership effectiveness refers to either transformational or transactional leadership. Insight will also be gained into whether male or female student leaders practice either transformation or transactional leadership styles. The existence of EI is identifiable with the effective leadership style of transformational leadership more than a transactional leadership style. The sample was identified as the student leaders from 14 house committees as approved by the Dean of Students at the University of Johannesburg’s Auckland Park Kingsway campus. Approval to sample the current SRC members for the university was also obtained. The sample ultimately entailed 123 respondents (98.4%) of a possible 125 respondents from all the committees in the institution. Two measuring instruments were utilised for the purpose of the study and were set up to test emotional intelligence and leadership. The statistical procedures utilised in the analysis of the data included demographic distributions, factor analyses and t-test. The findings revealed that there was insufficient evidence to support the objective that specific trends exist between emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness or whether EI relates more strongly with a transformational or transactional leadership style. There were however relevant relationships between female respondents and the transformational leadership style within the specific sample thus supporting a secondary objective of the study.
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The correlation between emotional intelligence and leadership style effectiveness in the adult education industry
- Authors: Tromp, Arnold
- Date: 2012-06-05
- Subjects: Emotional intelligence , Leadership , Adult education
- Type: Mini-Dissertation
- Identifier: uj:2429 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4889
- Description: M.Comm. , The general purpose of this study is to examine whether a correlation exists between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership style. This research is conducted in an effort to build upon the current knowledge base on the subject of emotional intelligence. This study provides much needed empirical evidence on the correlation that exists between EI and leadership style selection and therefore overall leadership effectiveness. A better understanding of emotional intelligence and the correlation to leadership styles will address the gaps that currently exist in the literature and provide a more educated link between theory and practice.
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