Emotional Leadership in Organizations: Theoretical and Applied Aspects

  • Bella Bataeva
  • Alla VavilinaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


The article deals with one of the most popular theories of leadership – the theory of emotional leadership by Daniel Goleman. It reveals the essence of the concepts: “emotional intelligence” and “emotional competence”; it indicates the presence of correlation between the level of managers’ emotional intelligence and their businesses performance. The article considers the specific features of emotional leadership of various styles (resonant, dissonant, demagogue, and ignorant). The article is based on the real-world examples, which confirm the fact that in modern organizations leaders can be strongly marked by the representation of one of the abovementioned styles of emotional leadership or have the features of, for example, a resonant, dissonant, and demagogue leader representing a mixed style of emotional leadership. It proves that emotional competence is an important competence for a modern leader. It also describes the dependence of corporate climate on the leader’s behavior and actions. The article as well points to the link between the systematic hostility of the corporate leader and the increase in emotional tension among employees, often resulting in the accumulation of negative emotions and deterioration in the employees’ psychological health, which in turn affect the results of their activities.


  1. Adizes IK (2014) The ideal executive: why you can’t become and what is followed from it. Alpina Publisher, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  2. Ayzekson U (2012) Steve Jobs. Accessed 19 Aug 2017
  3. Bar-On R (1996) Description of the Bar-On EQ-i, EQ-360 and EQ-i:YV. Accessed 10 May 2017
  4. Bataeva B (2016) Leadership in the situations of uncertainty and emotional leadership. Issues Manag Theory Pract 10:107–111Google Scholar
  5. Bauer M (2017) The will to lead: running a business with a network of leaders. Alpina Publishers, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  6. Druker PF (2012) The effective executive. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  7. von Ehrenfels Ch (1890) Über Gestaltqualitäten. Vierteljahrsschrift fuer wissenschaftliche Philosophie. Accessed 19 Aug 2017
  8. Goleman D (1996) Emotional intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ. Bantam Books, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  9. Goleman D (2009) Emotional intelligence. AST, Moscow. 478 pGoogle Scholar
  10. Goleman D, Boyatzis R, McKee A (2008) Primal leadership: learning to lead with emotional intelligence. Alpina Business Books, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  11. Golubitsky S (2016) What is your god’s name? The Great Scams of the 20th century. Accessed 10 May 2017
  12. MacLean PD (1952) Some psychiatric implications of physiological studies on frontotemporal portion of limbic system (visceral brain). Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 4:407–418CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Mayer JD, Salovey P (1997) What is emotional intelligence? In: Salovey P, Sluyter D (eds) Emotional development and emotional intelligence: educational implications. N.Y. Perseus Books Group, New York, pp 3–31Google Scholar
  14. Pankratova AA (2010) Emotional intelligence: examples of the its formation program. Psychol Res 9. Accessed 8 Aug 2017
  15. Salovey P, Mayer JD (1990) Emotional intelligence. Imagination Cogn Personal 9:185–211CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Sergienko EA, Vetrova II (2009) Emotional intelligence: Russian-language adaptation of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso test (MSCEIT V2.0). Psychol Res 6(8). Accessed 18 Aug 2017
  17. Smith A (1997) Theory of moral senses. Respublika, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  18. Welch J, Welch S (2007) Winning. Harper, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  19. Wertheimer M (1912) Experimentelle Studien über das Sehen von Bewegung. Z Psychol, New York, 61(1):161–265Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Financial University under the Government of the Russian FederationMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)MoscowRussian Federation

Personalised recommendations