Emotional intelligence : a key human resource management competence for project managers in the 21st century

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dc.contributor.author Barry, Marie-Louise
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-27T08:54:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-27T08:54:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description.abstract Human resource management and the corresponding soft-skills or competencies are reported to be of significant importance for project management success. One of the measures of these soft-skills, used in recent years, is the concept of emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the capacity to understand, value and wisely manage emotions in relationship to oneself and others. This research focused on exploring the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance as competence for project managers in the 21st century. The first step was to explore the literature and develop a construct of emotional intelligence that could be applicable to project managers. The second step was to determine whether emotional intelligence, as per said construct, is perceived to be important for project managers. A web-based survey questionnaire was developed and distributed to 5444 project stakeholders across the globe, of which 395 (7.25%) responses were unspoiled. The findings from the statistical data analyses indicate that almost 90% of respondents are of the opinion that emotional intelligence is an important attribute for project managers and the four factor construct of emotional intelligence is applicable to project managers, in especially the 21st century. en
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dc.identifier.citation Barry, ML & Du Plessis, Y 2007, 'Emotional intelligence: a key human resource management competence for project managers in the 21st century', Journal of Contemporary Management, vol. 4, pp. 1-19. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_jcman.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1815-7440
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/5593
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Contemporary Management en
dc.rights Journal of Contemporary Management en
dc.subject Project human resource management en
dc.subject Work-skills for project managers en
dc.subject Project management competencies en
dc.subject Project management success en
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence en
dc.subject.lcsh Project managers en
dc.title Emotional intelligence : a key human resource management competence for project managers in the 21st century en
dc.type Article en


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