On the Cover!

I just received a draft copy of  The Business Journal of Hispanic Research issue that will include my article. I was excited and honored to see that I was the lead article for the next issue. You can read the article once it is released via the NSHMBA website (subscription required). It’s hard to believe that one of my lifetime goals is just about coming to fruition. Article info and abstract are below (in case you were curious – which I know you are!).  Enjoy!

Corona, M. A. (2010).  The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership: A Hispanic American Examination. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 1 (4), 22-34.

Abstract: Leadership studies examining Hispanic Americans in the context of their organizational experiences and leadership behaviors are still lacking. Hispanic Americans account for 14.8% of the U.S. population (44.3 million), making them the largest ethnic minority in the country. While Hispanic Americans account for only 13% of the U.S. workforce, this demographic represents 37% of the total increase in U.S. employment. The significance of these statistics underscores the lack of research undertaken to examine the leadership attributes of Hispanic Americans. To address this disparity, the current study investigates the relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership using a Hispanic American sample. The study additionally examines whether age, gender, educational experience, and years of professional experience were determining factors in overall emotional intelligence scores. A total of 103 individuals from a national Hispanic American business organization participated. Hispanic American emotional intelligence and transformational leadership characteristics are presented. Results demonstrate a statistically significant positive correlation between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership. Results additionally found no statistically significant differences on emotional intelligence by age, gender, educational level, and years of professional experience. Limitations, implications, and recommendations for future research are discussed.