Interest in social intelligence has known a renaissance under the general term of social
effectiveness constructs. The abilities of emotional intelligence are the basis for the
construction of human relation, communication ability, and sensitivity to errors which
are described as social intelligence. Social intelligence defines in terms of behavioral
outcomes as one’s ability to accomplish relevant objectives in specific social settings. It
may be regarded as an overall construct for understanding how successfully people
manage social relationships. A key aspect of social intelligence development is learning
to be as clear and present as possible. Besides, leadership as a social process that is the
ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward
the effectiveness and success of the organization. Some emerging leadership theories
imply that social intelligence is more important for leaders, because cognitive and
behavioral versatility and flexibility are important characteristics of competent leaders.
Individuals who are socially intelligent appear to experience a rich, meaningful life, as
opposed to truncated affective experiences. Furthermore, aspects of social intelligence
have been found to be associated with enhanced social problem-solving abilities,
experienced leadership, and positive interpersonal experience. Social intelligence can
serve as a foundation for, and help facilitate in the leadership effectiveness and success.
It is suggested to measure a manager’s social intelligence and help him or her develop a
plan for improving it.