The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Effective Leadership: A Review of Contemporary Research


  • Muhammad Ade Kurnia Harahap Universitas Simalungun
  • Sutrisno Sutrisno Universitas PGRI Semarang
  • Devin Mahendika Universitas Andalas
  • Suherlan Suherlan Universitas Subang
  • Abu Muna Almaududi Ausat Universitas Subang



Emotional Intelligence, Effective Leadership, Contemporary, Qualitative


The purpose of this study is to understand the role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership more comprehensively and deeply. This research is qualitative in nature. Data collection techniques included listening and recording important information to conduct data analysis through data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The findings of this study conclude that emotional intelligence plays an important role in effective leadership. Leaders who have good emotional intelligence will be better able to manage themselves and others, manage conflict, make wise decisions, and provide appropriate support and motivation to their employees.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ade Kurnia Harahap, Universitas Simalungun



Sutrisno Sutrisno, Universitas PGRI Semarang



Devin Mahendika, Universitas Andalas



Suherlan Suherlan, Universitas Subang



Abu Muna Almaududi Ausat, Universitas Subang




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How to Cite

Harahap, M. A. K., Sutrisno, S., Mahendika, D., Suherlan, S., & Almaududi Ausat, A. M. (2023). The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Effective Leadership: A Review of Contemporary Research. Al-Buhuts, 19(1), 354–369.