Is member-rated project success influenced by leadership team emotional intelligence?

Chang, Artemis, Mazur, Alicia, Jordan, Peter, Barbour, Jennifer, & Ashkanasy, Neal (2015) Is member-rated project success influenced by leadership team emotional intelligence? In The 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 22-25 April 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)


Large complex projects often fail spectacularly in terms of cost overruns and delays; witness the London Olympics and the Airbus A380. In this project, we studied the emotional intelligence (EI) of leadership teams involved in such projects. We collected our data from 370 employees in 40 project teams working on large Australian defense contracts. We asked leadership team members to complete a scale measuring their EI, and project team members to rate the success of the projects. We found it was not the mean score, but the highest EI score in the leadership team that predicted members’ project success ratings.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
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