Emotional Intelligence Paradigm for the Operation of Natural Resource Management

Tara Schalk, Francesco Sofo

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the nature and use of a model of emotional intelligence (EI) characteristics in relation to members of natural resource management committees in Australia. Approach: An overview of the impact of reforms in the public management domain upon the operation of Australia’s natural resource management workflow framework is followed by a review of EI characteristics that are relevant to the goals and methods of natural resource management committees. A pilot study was conducted to test the relevance of an EI framework to the work of such committees. Some suggestions are made specifically pertinent to the Australian Government policy, in a region, which is a major player in resource management innovation both nationally and globally. Findings: The outcomes of the pilot study provide a positive basis for the continuation of research within the area of EI and its influence on the operating effectiveness of natural resource management committees. Originality and Value: Based on emerging research findings on EI and public sector management principles, this paper takes a user-centred view of the committee management process. Suggestions are made for EI applicable strategies, which will enhance the effectiveness of this EI-based novel paradigm in an Australian context. Based on the results of the pilot it appears worthwhile to conduct further in-depth studies to tease out further details of the applicability of the EI paradigm on the management of natural resource management committees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Conference proceedings
EditorsJoseph Haldane
Place of PublicationJapan
PublisherInternational Academic Forum
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe Asian Business & Management Conference 2010 'Challenges & Opportunities' - Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Duration: 7 Oct 20109 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameThe Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2018: Official Conference Proceedings
PublisherThe IAFOR Research Archive
ISSN (Print)2218-2179
ISSN (Electronic)2186-2303


ConferenceThe Asian Business & Management Conference 2010 'Challenges & Opportunities'


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