Leader self-reported emotional intelligence and perceived employee creativity: an exploratory study

Arménio Rego, Filipa Sousa, Miguel Pina e Cunha, Anabela Correia, Irina Saur-Amaral

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Abstract

This research studies the relationship between six dimensions of leaders' emotional intelligence and two dimensions of employee creativity. A sample of 138 managers from 66 organizations reported on their own emotional intelligence and the creativity of their teams. Our results point out two main findings: (a) leaders' emotional intelligence explains significant variance of both creativity dimensions; (b) emotional intelligence dimensions with higher predictive power are self-control against criticism and empathy. The findings suggest that emotionally intelligent leaders behave in ways that stimulate the creativity of their teams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-264
Number of pages15
JournalCreativity and Innovation Management
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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