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Is Emotional Intelligence an important skill for leading a Guild? A PhD research

smysirlakismysirlaki Member UncommonPosts: 13
Hi!

I am PhD student at the School of Information & Communication Technology,  University of Piraeus, Greece and I am looking for participants in my PhD study!

The link to the questionnaire is: http://goo.gl/forms/U3rliIpU67Kk0aXI2

The main hypothesis of this study is emotionally intelligence is an important skill for leading a successful guild in MMOGs.

The results will provide scientific data that contribute to the limited research in the field and highlight the importance of emotional intelligence in achieving the cohesion and effectiveness of a virtual team. 

Your participation in this research is voluntary and anonymously and will involve completing an online questionnaire that should about 15 minutes to complete.

Thank you so much for reading this and hopefully taking part! 

Your time and help is greatly appreciated!  

Comments

  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 3,024
    edited August 2016
    A couple questions come to mind:

    1. Why are you picking specific attributes to study instead of simply observing many examples and discovering what attributes contribute in real world success? A binary response of yes/no to your initial study focus does little to explain actual success/failure results if other contributions exist within or outside of the leadership itself.

    2. Are you comparing results to existing models of leadership to determine if there are in fact any real differences across industries and communication platforms?


    The answer to your question is "yes". That is obvious. The question is how and when is it beneficial or detrimental to success? I have witnessed guilds with average ages under 20 progress further and faster than guilds with average ages around 40 ... yet there is zero chance mixing the 2 groups would work due to drastically different methods of leadership, team building and communication. I have seen guilds clear the toughest content in game with leaders who scream and insult their guild members while guilds with bonds better than most families go effectively nowhere in progression. This is without even going into gender differences.

    Seems like a complex study with many variables at play but I suspect there is very little difference overall to existing leadership models ... which already more than a few exist.


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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,719
    edited August 2016
    Tamanous said:
    A couple questions come to mind:

    1. Why are you picking specific attributes to study instead of simply observing many examples and discovering what attributes contribute in real world success? A binary response of yes/no to your initial study focus does little to explain actual success/failure results if other contributions exist within or outside of the leadership itself.






    Probably because he is studying emotional intelligence.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 40,902
    edited August 2016
    Emotional intelligence is the latest leadership trend, the best leaders generally score high in the EQ level. (90+)

    80s is the best I can do in some areas, dipping down to the 60s at times. 

    Good news is you can improve your EQ, unlike your IQ which is pretty much fixed in our teenage years.

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    Gorwe said:
    The answer is yes.

    Just look at Trump and yo...he's actually good at this you know? Doesn't mean he cares, but EQ is needed for leadership roles. Think of EQ as Charisma in DnD and answer:

    Whom would you trust more(ignore other benefits such as arms etc): Cha 18 Sorceror or Cha 10 Fighter? Compared to that Fighter, the Sorceror will seem like a freaking Gandalf(equally charismatic too)!

    See what I mean?
    I have never felt that charisma is a valid indicator to rely on when choosing to trust someone.  If anything it should be used as a potential warning sign.
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