EQ is the single biggest predictor of performance success in the workplace, and successful leaders tend to have significantly higher Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence: Is a composite of a set of emotional and social skills that establish how well you will succeed at:
IQ, Personality and EQ are each distinct qualities that we all possess, and together they help to explain what makes each of us uniquely us, and determine how we think and act.
There is one important distinction that needs to be made – only EQ, unlike our IQ and personality, is flexible with the ability to change.
The EQ-i, 2.0 measures five distinct aspects of emotional and social functioning:
In employee surveys, we have learned that technical ability came in dead last on a list of desirable skills. More importantly we now know what matters most – Managers and Leaders need to be more grounded in the soft skills of Emotional Intelligence. The people skills of Emotional Intelligence are at the end of the day, what determines whether you are a successful leader or not.