Study One: The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence Abilities, Project Management Competences, and Transformational Leadership Behaviors

3.1 Introduction

Given that the interest in the concept of emotional intelligence is rather a recent phenomenon, it is surprising that the importance of emotionally associated abilities or skills in project management was recognized over three decades ago. Hill (1977) identified how high-performing project managers were more likely to adopt greater listening and coaching behaviors, as well as facilitate openness and emotional expression. More recently, these skills or abilities have again been the focus of attention within project management, driven by the wider research in emotional intelligence ...

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