Do you labor under the Illusion that IQ drives effectiveness? For most roles, IQ and technical skills are important threshold capabilities – entry-level requirements. Once you rise to the levels of managing and leading, Emotional Intelligence is what sets you apart.
No doubt, IQ may predict whether you’re capable of handling the cognitive challenges associated with your role. Emotional Intelligence, on the other hand, is more predictive of whom, among a group of smart, talented, top-notch professionals, in a technically demanding field, will be the strongest, most effective leader.
In his groundbreaking research with 188 large corporations, Daniel Goleman found leaders with high Emotional Intelligence were 20% more productive and profitable than their counterparts. That’s a substantial difference…a difference that will get you noticed, valued and rewarded!