Daniel Goleman’s Perspective on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in Business In recent years, theories of leadership based on the concept of emotional intelligence have gained more and more currency in the world of business. Accordingly, the following discussion provides a brief summary of Daniel Goleman’s perspective on emotional intelligence and leadership in business. Many traditional approaches to leadership theory are based on the idea that leadership styles are largely a function of personality. The implication of this perspective is that personality does not change significantly. Therefore, leadership styles are relatively static and predictable. Goleman’s perspective on the subject, however, is based on the simple notion that...The end:
.....nizing that leadership styles significantly influence and define organizational climate and culture. But more importantly, studies show that the climate and culture of an organization translate to approximately one-third of financial performance (Leadership that Gets, 1998, p. 2). Given the fact that emotional intelligence is the primary driver of leadership style, it becomes incumbent upon organizations to take seriously the idea of developing systems for promoting the personal growth and develop of its managers and leaders in this critical area – namely, emotional intelligence. REFERENCES Goleman, D. (1998). Leadership that Gets Results. Harvard Business Review. 1-15. Goleman, D. (1998). What Makes a Leader. Harvard Business Review. 1-15.