Looking for a job? 71% of hiring managers said EQ is more important than IQ.

As we reported in the Business Case for Emotional Intelligence, there’s growing data that EQ skills predict career growth.  We’ve consistently found higher emotional intelligence among more senior leaders — cause or effect?  The statistical model shows a predictive relationship; in the Amadori Case, for example, we see EQ is highly correlated with performance assessment by the company.

Here’s an intriguing infographic from the Robert H Smith School of Business that cites the links above, suggesting why you might want to develop emotional intelligence as part of your own career capital.

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Joshua is one of the world’s preeminent experts on developing emotional intelligence to create positive change. With warmth and authenticity, he translates leading-edge science into practical, applicable terms that improve the quality of relationships to unlock enduring success. Joshua leads the world’s largest network of emotional intelligence practitioners and researchers.
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