The purpose of this study was to contribute to a better understanding ofeffective leadership characteristics. More specifically, the purpose of this studywas to investigate the relationships of emotional intelligence and leadershipbehaviors as a predictor of group or organizational performance. This studyevaluated the relationship of the Schutte (1998) 33-item Emotional IntelligenceScale and Bass and Avolio’s (2004) full-range leadership model (MLQ 5X) andorganizational performance in a high-performance Midwestern automotive trimand parts manufacturing organization (N = 860). Company-wide manager/supervisor and subordinate perceptions ofleadership behaviors and leadership outcomes (MLQ 5X) indicated significantpositive associations for Idealized Influence Attributed and Behavior fortransformational leadership styles and Contingent Reward in the transactionalleadership styles. Further, Effectiveness (leadership outcome) exhibited thehighest significant positive association between these groups.