Role Of Emotional Intelligence In Project Management

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TITLE
Emotional intelligence: how it enables project management leadership to be effective and its relevance in the project management field.

RESEARCH QUESTION
Does the level of increase in the understanding of emotional intelligence of a leader lead to the leader being more affective and also consequently lead to a better managing of the project.

HYPOTHESIS
If a leader’s emotional intelligence capacity is increased there is a subsequent increase in the leader’s effectiveness as well as well as improvement in the managing of the projects.

KEY WORDS
Emotional intelligence, leadership, effectiveness, project management.

INTRODUCTION
Emotional intelligence is viewed as ones capability to control his emotions. Many people would rather avoid
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it mainly deals with how one expresses their emotions and knowing how to control them.
EQ is made up of two main constituents which are namely personal competence and social competence Goleman(2006:32). Personal competence aspect deals with the ability to comprehend one’s own emotions, feelings, strength, values weaknesses and drive and acknowledge their effect on others through using intuition (Self Awareness), and the ability to manage one disruptive emotions and impulses and adjusting to a sudden switch in conditions (Self-Management). Social Competences refer to the ability to comprehend how others are feeling (relationship management) Conte(2005). The ability to know what people feel and what goes on in their thoughts, knowing how to sway and motivate them and to settle disputes and forge collaborative action are some of the critical important skills a successful leader and manager possess
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says that individuals are all born inherent with a particular EQ that leads to their prospective learning for emotional competencies Golmen(2006).
WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS A NEED FOR PROJECR MANAGERS OR LEADER AND THE ORGANISATION.
The attributes that are of importance when profiling effective leaders are maturity integrity, business acumen and social skills, which are emotional intelligence traits as stipulated by Abraham (2005:2)/
Emotional intelligence was comprehended as a crucial competence for project managers in the last century, most of the individuals questioned about it gave the feedback that EQ is of import Barry(2006:5). The major implications for and contributors to project management principles showed that emotional intelligence is an important competence for project leaders and managers and thus requires attentive choosing and developing of the project leader. As I have mentioned in the literature before this paragraph EQ is a competence that can be learned and enhanced for better. EQ should therefore be taught to project heads (Barry
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