Emotional Intelligence of Project Management Engineers in Puerto Rico: Profile Insights
Rojas García, Hiram
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Abstract ⎯ Although most Project Management Professionals agree that emotional intelligence is of paramount importance in addressing a project’s human factor, few studies exist that shed light on the emotional intelligence of Project Management Engineers in Puerto Rico. A study was performed using a sample consisting of construction project managers of a company located in San Juan and graduate students of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-San Juan campus. A preliminary profile of these professionals was developed in terms of emotional intelligence skills. The results showed that although skilled emotional coaches who are well self aware of their emotions and have strong relationship management skills, remedial work is necessary in order to improve how Puerto Rican PMEs manage their emotions and motivate themselves. Key Terms ⎯ Awareness, Coaching, Motivation, Relationship.