Importance of emotional intelligence in conceptualizing collegial leadership in education

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dc.contributor.author Singh, P.
dc.contributor.author Manser, P.
dc.contributor.author Mestry, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-19T05:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-19T05:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Singh, P., Manser, P. & Mestry, R.2007. Importance of emotional intelligence in conceptualizing collegial leadership in education. South African Journal of Education. 27(3)541–563. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7749
dc.description.abstract We focus on the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in conceptualizing collegial leadership in education. Research findings, both nationally and internationally, strongly suggest that a technocratic (managerial) approach to leadership is in conflict with the visionary, people-centred approach of modern organisations, including educational institution s at school level. Research on leadership over the past two decades indicates that the emotional intelligence of leaders matters twice as much as cognitive abilities such as IQ or technical expertise. EIis not in opposition to IQ bu t it is an extension of the human’s potential to succeed in a people-orientated environment. Traditional cognitive intelligence (IQ) is combined with no n-cognitive intelligence (EI) to help leaders perform at their best and inspire their followers to be successful and happy. Although the principal’s leadership is an essential element in the success of a school, current research indicates that the complexities o f schools require a new focus on collaborative (collegial) leadership. This research on EI, collegial leadership, and job satisfaction is illustrated in the Triumvirate Leadership Grid. It strongly suggests th at a personal and emotional accountability system is essential for positive human development within the learning environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Journal of Education en_US
dc.rights Easa (Education Association of South Africa) en_US
dc.subject Collegial leadership en_US
dc.subject Emotional intelligence en_US
dc.subject Emotionally intelligent behaviours en_US
dc.subject Triumvirate Leadership grid en_US
dc.subject Collegiality en_US
dc.subject Educational leadership en_US
dc.title Importance of emotional intelligence in conceptualizing collegial leadership in education en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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