The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
For many years, we have been aware that successful leaders or influential people in a multitude of settings have had something different about them. Sometimes it has been their passion; sometimes their clarity of focus but above all it has been their ability to attract people to them.
Research by Dr. Daniel Goleman suggests that emotional competencies are twice as important as are pure intellect and learned expertise. Dr. Robert Cooper estimates that 90% of our believability and credibility may be based on EQ – and related practical and creative intelligence – not IQ.