The role of emotional intelligence and autonomy in transformational leadership: A leader member exchange perspective
Becker, Jurgen R.
du Plessis, Marieta
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The role of emotional intelligence, autonomy and leader member exchange (LMX) is examined in the relationship between transformational leadership and unit-level performance.The goal of the present study was to investigate the role of emotional intelligence and autonomy in the effectiveness of leadership in organisations through high LMX relationships.The relationship between transformational leadership and unitlevel performance is well documented. However, the specific role of emotional intelligence, job autonomy and high-quality LMX relationships as transmission mechanisms is not well understood.