Emotional intelligence ‘better at evaluating job success’ than IQ

Posted: October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Strategic leadership and influencing skillsEmotional intelligence is a bigger factor in career success than a high intelligence quotient (IQ), according to one researcher.

Dr Jim Worth, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension, said a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) is very important in a corporate environment.

“First and foremost, research shows that executive EQ is directly related to setting the climate of the organisation and sometimes has a 75 per cent impact,” he was quoted by Christian County Headline News as commenting.

“EQ … is at least four times more predictive of job advancement than IQ, and this is true even among scientists.”

High emotional intelligence enables people to control their emotions and use them to their advantage, as well as being able to judge the feelings of others.

This can be extremely important in leadership development, with Dr Worth stating that EQ becomes vital the higher a person climbs the…

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