Emotive Leadership Theory And Perspective

1453 Words Aug 10th, 2015 6 Pages
The following essay attempts to critically analyse ‘emotive’ leadership theory and perspective. This will be done by both academic research and popular moods. Furthermore, this essay seeks to define emotive leadership, gain insight, ask if emotive leadership is relevance in the modern leadership and to question if emotive leadership is a romantic myth as suggested by Jackson and Parry along with trust issues within organisations. With the aid of popular moods to further the critical analysis throughout, such as the autobiography by Amanda Palmer ‘the art of asking’ in which she discusses the dynamic between her and her fans, in which she shares the role of leader.

With the lack of research into emotive leaders, the definition of this theory can be linked to emotional intelligence, Behaviour theories, Influence theories and Relational theories. Caruso .R. D. & Salovey .P. (2014), argue that emotional intelligence has four main skills. The four skills are reading people, this means identifying their emotions, and being able to express your own. Getting in the mood, use emotions, allowing emotions to influence thought, match emotion to the task. Predict the emotional future, this suggests understand emotions, and conducting a ‘what-if’ analyses. And Do it with feeling, managing emotions, staying open to emotion and integrate emotions into thinking. Emotive leadership is about connecting with people.
Richard Daft summarized Behaviour theories as starting in the early…
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