Tobephobic Leaders’ Emotional Habits in the Workplace
Emotional intelligence is a significant attribute of leaders. The behaviours of leaders’ impact on the job satisfaction of their employees. It is an illusion that leaders’ competencies can be solely considered in terms of their cognitive abilities or the qualifications they have attained. This is a simplistic view of an enormously powerful position in organizations. People-centred approaches by emotionally intelligent leaders create collegiality within the environment. When tobephobic leaders exhibit unsatisfactory levels of emotional intelligence, then the existence of a tobephobic working environment becomes a reality for employees. Tobephobic leaders believe in appropriately that they are fully entrusted with unlimited authority to control the resources of their organizations. Hence, this paper analyses the tobephobic emotional habits of tobephobic leaders from a theoretical perspective. These six debilitating habits are: distrust, demotivation, dissatisfaction, tobephobic decision-making, disempowerment, and tobephobic relationships. Expectedly, this conceptual framework of tobephobic emotionality would contribute to, and extend our knowledge of tobephobic leadership that lacks emotions and empathy in the workplace.
Keywords - Collegiality, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Job Satisfaction, Tobephobic Emotions, Tobephobic Leaders, Tobephobic Working Environment