Evaluation of Managers’ Intelligence Competencies in Lithuania

Aelita Skaržauskienė, Gintarė Paražinskaitė

Abstract


This paper presents the research results in evaluation of managers’ intelligence competencies in Lithuania. The total sample of 201 consists of subsamples in two industries: retail (103 respondents) and manufacturing (98 respondents). The logic of such sample structure was determined by significant differences in the management practices of the two industries. The objective of the paper was to identify what competencies are predictors of leadership performance. A theory of performance is the basis for the concept of competency. Maximum performance is believed to occur when the person’s capability or talent is consistent with the needs of the job demands and the organizational environment. The theoretical model of the empirical research rests on the classification of intelligence competencies into three clusters: emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies. The theoretical model was
supported by empirical evidence from the perspectives of the two industries. The Wilcoxon rank-sum test found that levels of both emotional and social intelligence competencies among Lithuanian executives were higher than cognitive intelligence competencies. It was discovered that executives in the manufacturing industry possess higher level of systems thinking competency, while executives in the retail industry have greater levels of emotional and social intelligence competency.

Keywords


management; performance; managerial competencies; intelligence competencies; emotional intelligence; social intelligence; cognitive intelligence

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"Societal studies" ISSN online 2029-2244 / ISSN print 2029-2236