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“They are the actions that count. Our thoughts, as good as can be, they are false pearls until that is not turned into actions. Be the change that you want to see to happen in the world”

Mahatma Gandhi

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 22, 2010

According to a new study, the ability to understand emotions is a key ingredient in people who become leaders in groups with no formal authority.

Researchers base their findings after two different studies on commerce students. Study participants were given an emotional ability test as part of the study, as well as a self-analysis of their emotional skills.

Then, they organized themselves into small groups or were randomly assigned to small groups and were given a group project to do.

At the end of the project they were asked to identify whom they thought had shown the greatest leadership.

Those identified by their peers as leaders scored high on the emotional ability test, which included tasks such as identifying emotions in faces in a photograph, and rating the effectiveness of different emotion regulation strategies.

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/09/22/leaders-have-high-emotional-intelligence/18536.html



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