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International Journal of Business and Management Invention

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2/series 3

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Emotional Intelligent (EI) was first introduced in 1964 but did not begin to gain acceptance and notoriety until around 1995. The conceptual theory began to gain acceptance within universities and the field of study of management and psychology. Emotional Intelligence (EI) as outlined by Daniel Goleman as five distinct categories; self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Within this manuscript the exploration is based on qualitative and quantitative empirical studies to determine if the construct of emotional intelligence has a causal connection to individual increased productivity and organizational performance. Variable contributing factors are investigated such as if culture, leadership and enhanced emotional intelligence is impacted by certain variables. Additional topics of discussion are presented with supporting literature to include understanding the theoretical concept of emotional intelligence, the impact of organizational culture on emotional intelligence and the contributions of emotional intelligence on leadership style and how leadership may increase individual and organizational emotional intelligence.