Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 164-171
The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership Style in Jordanian Telecommunication Sector
Refat Alfaouri, School of Economics, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Esra' Tahat, School of Economics, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Received: Jun. 29, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 17, 2020;       Published: Aug. 20, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20200503.16      View  113      Downloads  40
The study aims at determining the level of influence of Emotional Intelligence (EI) of the managers of the Jordanian Telecommunication companies on their leadership style, also, it’s an attempt to find is there democratic and autocratic managers due to (EI) in the same companies and if there is a difference on senior and junior managers due to (EI). A random sample of (115) manager and supervisor was selected from the three Telecom. Companies (Zain, Umniah and Orange) for investigation. Data was collected by a questionnaire developed by the researchers and statistical analysis; mean and standard deviation, Pearson coronation coefficient and one way ANOVA, was applied to answer the questions and hypothesis of the study. The results of the study revealed that most of the telecommunication managers feel that (EI) is so important and helpful in their work, also, Democratic and senior managers show the same influence by (EI) in comparison with autocratic and junior managers. The study recommended that, the three Jordanian telecom. Companies have to incorporate the (EI) more in their values and activities in order to inspire and motivate their subordinates, and building trust.
Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Telecommunication, Jordan
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Refat Alfaouri, Esra' Tahat, The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership Style in Jordanian Telecommunication Sector, Journal of Business and Economic Development. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 164-171. doi: 10.11648/j.jbed.20200503.16
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