Is Your Boss a Jerk?

“With high emotionally intelligent supervisors, employees appear to be intrinsically motivated. They are challenged and fulfilled… [However] employees with supervisors showing little emotional intelligence, 70% of their primary feelings about work were negative.” 

If you have followed my writings on this blog you will know that positive, quality leaders matter. I have said this based on my experience of developing police leaders for 25 years. Now we have research to back up this important fact. Research scientist Zorana Ivcevic and colleagues at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence surveyed close to 15,000 people across the U.S., finding that emotionally intelligent supervisors matter.

And the very good news is that leaders can improve their emotional intelligence (contrary to what we know about IQ.

Here’s some more from and article last week in “Yale News” by Britta Belli:

“The researchers found that among employees with supervisors showing little emotional intelligence, 70% of their primary feelings about work were negative. In contrast, among employees with supervisors showing high emotionally intelligent behavior, nearly two-thirds of the words they used to describe work were positive.

“’With high emotionally intelligent supervisors, employees appear to be intrinsically motivated,’ Ivcevic said. ‘They are challenged and fulfilled. That is in sharp contrast to the experience of employees with supervisors who don’t act in emotionally intelligent ways. They are upset and unhappy at work. They mention being angry — aggravated, irritated, and mad, as well as underappreciated and unappreciated…”

Needless to say, high emotional intelligence is a necessity for not only police leaders, but for everyone who has power over others!

— FIND OUT about EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE HERE.

— READ the full article HERE.