Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies


Leadership Studies

Committee Chair

Selden, Sally C.

Committee Member

Sumutka, Bianca.

Committee Member

Turek, Joseph H.


This dissertation examines the relationship of team emotional intelligence, intra-team trust, and team performance in self-directed, professional teams in a Private Wealth Services work environment. Teams represented four of the institution’s geographic divisions, with twenty-nine professional advisors who reported to thirteen supervisors. A conceptual model linking team emotional intelligence-individual resource, intra-team trust, and team emotional intelligence-synergy to team performance is presented. The model depicts a novel way of thinking about the team emotional intelligence relationship to team performance. The findings offer leaders the opportunity to design targeted interventions with a goal of improving team performance.


Note: Author listed on work as D. Oscarlyn Elder.


Release the entire work for Lynchburg College print access only, while at the same time releasing only the following parts of the work for worldwide electronic access: All parts of the dissertation, except Appendix A, which contains parts related to the private company, and are not authorized to be released globally via electronic means.