The Relationship between Spiritual Intelligence and Transformational Leadership

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Assistant professor, Department of Accounting, College of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, East Tehran Branch

2 M.A. in Management, Islamic Azad University, Natanz Branch

Abstract

Nowadays, organizations are active in dynamic environments filled with changes and transformation. The requirement for surviving in such a situation is to create continuous organizational changes and upheavals, whether in behavioral dimension or structural one. In these organizational changes and upheavals, leadership and management have a determining role. Therefore, the existence of Knowledgeable and strategic leaders, or in other words, transformational leaders, is considered an inevitable necessity. The objective of the present study is to investigate the relationship between the transformational leadership style and spiritual intelligence in managers of Iran Power Network Management Company. Therefore, 30 individuals of the managers of the company were selected from deputies and departments of the organization using the census sampling method from. The subjects answered the Leadership Style Questionnaire of Bass and Avolio and King’s Spiritual Intelligence Questionnaire. The findings of the research indicated that there is a significant and positive correlation between transformational leadership style and critical existential thinking (CET), personal meaning production (PMP), and transcendental awareness (TA). Further, Pearson correlation coefficient indicate that there is no significant correlation between transformational leadership style and the variable of conscious state expansion (CSE). In addition, the results of multiple regression analysis indicate that about 65% of the variance of variations in transformational leadership style are predictable by variables of personal meaning production (PMP) and critical existential thinking (CET).

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