Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in Driving Successful Organizational Change

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence in Driving Successful Organizational Change

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Emotional intelligence (EI) has emerged as a critical factor for leading successful organizational change. By understanding and managing emotions, leaders can foster a culture of adaptability and resilience. This article will explore two case studies that highlight the impact of EI in organizational transformation.

Case Study 1: FedEx Express

At FedEx Express, integrating emotional intelligence into leadership development has led to significant improvements in core competencies. The company’s Global Learning Institute implemented a six-month process for new managers to develop EI skills, resulting in an 8-11% increase in leadership competencies. Notably, 72% of participants experienced substantial increases in decision-making abilities, and 60% reported improvements in quality of life. This case exemplifies how EI can enhance leadership effectiveness and influence organizational culture positively¹.

Case Study 2: Amadori

Amadori, a leading company in the agri-food sector, linked emotional intelligence to performance outcomes. Managers in the top 25% of EI scores outperformed those in the lower quartile, demonstrating a strong correlation between EI and managerial success. The study also found a significant positive relationship between managers’ EI scores and employee engagement levels. This case study underscores the importance of EI in achieving high performance and fostering employee commitment².


These case studies demonstrate that emotional intelligence is not just a soft skill but a powerful tool for driving change and achieving sustainable success. Leaders who prioritize EI can create an environment where change is embraced, and performance is enhanced.

For organizations looking to harness the power of emotional intelligence in driving change, these case studies serve as compelling evidence of its transformative potential.

(1) Case Study: Emotional Intelligence Improves Leadership at FedEx. https://www.6seconds.org/2014/01/14/case-study-emotional-intelligence-people-first-leadership-fedex-express/.
(2) Case Study: Linking Emotional Intelligence to Bottom Line Results at …. https://www.6seconds.org/2022/02/21/case-study-linking-emotional-intelligence-to-bottom-line-results-at-amadori/.
(3) The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Effective Change Leadership …. https://bradenkelley.com/2020/07/the-role-of-emotional-intelligence-in-effective-change-leadership/.
(4) Emotional Intelligence Case Studies | RocheMartin. https://www.rochemartin.com/resources/case-studies.
(5) Military Leaders’ Perceived Importance of Emotional Intelligence …. https://digitalcommons.umassglobal.edu/edd_dissertations/189/.

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