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Perception of Top Management Executives Towards Importance of EI for Professional Success


  • Daljit Rai Trehan
  • U S S Shrivastav


Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify our own feelings and those of others in order to motivate ourselves and manage emotions effectively in ourselves and others. Till recently, Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a measure of excellence of capacities of the human mind, personality and technical expertise was considered essential for success in professional life. Of late, however, there is a growing realization that success takes more than these capabilities in the form of EI. Considering the present status of research on the subject, the paper presents a descriptive research to find out the importance of EI for professional success through a survey of the top management executives working in the manufacturing and services sectors, both in the government and private sector organizations in Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. Based on the statistical analysis of the data collected, EI was found to be important for the professional success of top management executives at 99% level of confidence for one-tailed test.

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  • Daljit Rai Trehan & U S S Shrivastav, 2012. "Perception of Top Management Executives Towards Importance of EI for Professional Success," The IUP Journal of Management Research, IUP Publications, vol. 0(3), pages 54-67, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjmr:v:xi:y:2012:i:3:p:54-67

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