Friday Factoid – Emotional Intelligence Helps With Leadership

In an analysis of 181 competence models, 67 percent (2 out of 3) of the abilities thought to distinguish the best performers were emotional competencies. Compared to IQ and expertise, emotional competencies mattered twice as much. This held true across all categories of jobs, and in all kinds of organizations in what sets stars apart from the average worker

Source: Goleman: Working With Emotional Intelligence, 1998

Do you find that Emotional Competencies are more important than other competencies in the work place?