International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | Zimbabwe | Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2014 | Rating: 7 / 10

Effect of Emotional Intelligence on Empowerment of Business Leaders in Zimbabwe

Catherine Muchechetere | Lakshmanan Ganesh | Silas Karambwe

Abstract: This paper investigated the effect of Emotional Intelligence on empowerment of Business leaders in Zimbabwe. This paper adopted a quantitative descriptive research design, the study used a systematic probability sampling method and 262 business leaders participated in the study. To test for relationships between the main variable, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients were computed using SPSS. Findings revealed a significant relationship with most of the components of emotional intelligence while weak relationships were found in others. The findings also shows that there is not much difference between male and female leaders in the Emotional Intelligence and social intelligence competences. According to age, results indicate that Emotional Intelligence increases as one gets older. This led to the conclusion that Emotional Intelligence can empower business leaders to positively apply social skills to influence others, create strong relationships and effectively motivate others by controlling their emotions and understanding their weaknesses. It is recommended that business leaders could be made aware of this intelligence so that they can improve their competencies

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence Empowerment Competencies

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2014,

Pages: 302 - 307

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