What Makes an Outstanding Leader?

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In the latest podcast from the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, leadership expert, professor, and author Richard Boyatzis of Case Western Reserve University talks with Editor Ken Thompson about his article “Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Intelligence and Personality as Predictors of Sales Leadership Performance,” co-authored by Darren Good of Pepperdine University and Raymond Massa of Vaudreuil-Dorion in Montreal. Click here to listen to the podcast and here to subscribe on iTunes. Dr. Boyatzis expands on the study’s investigation into the role of emotional and social intelligence (ESI) in effective leadership to answer the question: What are the characteristics of outstanding leaders?

Richard Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor, professor in Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, Adjunct Professor at ESADE. Having authored more than 150 articles, his books include The Competent Manager, and two international best-sellers: Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman & Annie McKee; and Resonant Leadership, with McKee.

Ken Thompson, Ph.D., is professor and the former chair of management at DePaul University, where he has been on staff since 1986. He has co-authored four books, contributed to six others, and has been published in a number of journals including the Academy of Management Executive, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Social Psychology, Human Relations, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies where he is senior editor.

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