Posted on April 20, 2022
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is defined as the ability to connect one’s own feelings, and the feelings of others, to shape how people engage and react to one another. This is especially important when it comes to success in business. Emotional intelligence is often more important than natural intelligence (IQ) in determining success. “The most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as EQ. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but…they are only entry-level requirements for executive positions” (Coleman, Harvard Business Review).