Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2017

Document Type

Capstone project: Open access

Degree Name

MA Leadership Studies


Leadership Studies


There is limited work if any that explicitly addresses the relationship between how leadership and emotional intelligence are necessary components for success in team sports. I am utilizing this project as an opportunity to present the research for a coach to exercise transactional and/or transformational leadership within a team structure guided by emotional intelligence. There is an existing field of work in emotional intelligence that tends to fall under the category of sports psychology, but this paper intends to display the implicit relationship between the core competencies of emotional intelligence and transactional and transformational leadership, and making this relationship explicitly known for coaches and programs at all levels.