EI, Not IQ, Is The Key To Outstanding Leadership Performance
Source: Manya Arond-Thomas & Company
While technical skill and cognitive ability are essential competency areas for leaders, emotional intelligence has been shown to be twice as important in outstanding performance as the other two competencies combined! In fact, 80-90% of the difference between outstanding and average leaders is linked to Emotional Intelligence (EI). The abilities that drive successful execution of vision - motivating, guiding, inspiring, listening, persuading, and creating resonance - are emotional competencies. If you want exceptional business results, you should assess your EI or your team's EI, for these are abilities that can be developed.