Friday Factoid – EQ Is More Important Than IQ

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

If you have ever tried to implement Lean you know how high of an EQ your organization has. The higher the EQ the easier to implement Lean. Fortunately EQ for an individual and organization can be raised in a very systematic way.

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