Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 36, Number 2

Impact of organization leaders‘ emotional intelligence on organizational culture

Ligita Šimanskienė, Karolis Ramanauskas


The challenges faced by modern organizations are requiring from their managers not only to adequately respond to, but also to manage them. One of the most important organizational change management effectiveness factor is leaders ‘emotional intelligence (EI) and the directly related to that organizational culture. The objective of the study is to present a model, which reflects the theoretical foundations of leaders' (EI) impact on organizational culture. To accomplish this objective the analysis, organization, logical comparison, summary and interpretation of the scientific literature was done from the viewpoints of the organizational culture, managers EI social and psychological characteristics and their relationship with the management interaction. The importance of organizational culture in the survival of business organizations during constant operating environment changes was defined. The theoretical model of leaders ‘emotional intelligence impact on organizational culture was presented. The conclusions formulated suggestions for leaders.

JEL codes: M12, M14.

Keyword(s): emotional intelligence, organizational culture, leader, impact

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