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What You Need to Know about EQ

Organizations are assessing and heavily weighting the emotional intelligence (EQ) of candidates and employees to gauge leadership and performance potential, and for good reason: Research credits high EQ as the most predictive indicator for excellence to include results of better decision-making; increased sales, profit and productivity; and higher employee engagement.

One-dimensional leaders have always struggled to create sustainable success for their organizations. Consider the brilliant leader with poor people skills who always hits the numbers. The ‘new normal’ business climate of quickly evolving technology, changing demographics and fluctuating conditions demands no less than the multifaceted strengths and capabilities inherent in high emotional intelligence. At all levels, EQ is more important to performance than ability and technical skill combined and has “phenomenal” return on investment for organizations, says EQ researcher Karl Mulle.

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