Abstracts: October 5th, 2000

Langley ACareer Development International, (UK), 2000 Vol 5 No 3

Start page: 177. No of pages: 7

Asks if the concept of emotional intelligence can provide a useful way of assessing if an employee is ready for promotion to a senior management position. Uses Goleman’s analysis of emotional intelligence to assess the differences in emotional intelligence between senior and middle managers within a global manufacturing company. Reports finding statistically significant differences between the groups of managers in the areas of political awareness, leadership, change catalyst and team capabilities – the senior managers scoring significantly higher in these areas. Discusses the implications of this for management development programmes for middle managers, arguing that there is a strong case for putting emotional intelligence on the management development agenda. Comments: Gives very little detail of the research that backs up these conclusions.


Style: Wholly theoretical

ISSN: 1362-0436. Reference: 29AP148

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