The post about IQ being over-rated is only true because -everything- that can be measured tends to get over-rated or over-used. Read Demming. Read post-Demming.
EQ is the same. The person with the highest EQ is the boot-licking yesman. They are as dangerous or at least useless as the genius programmer who hates everyone else in the office.
I wonder what the measures of EQ are tho. I know there is a quality of 'teamness' in certain people. They make the entire group more relaxed and productive, just sort of by being who they are (at least in my eyes--perhaps they have trained themselves). Is that quality measurable? Or is there a better description?
There is a definite difference between a committee (collective answers are dumber than any of the participants) and a team (collective answers are better). Both are composed of people and in large organizations, many of the same groups of people are on committees that plod and teams that excel.
I wonder -who- the difference is between the team and committee and how measurable that person's qualities could be in a resume or interview.
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