18 May Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
For over two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus, has explored the vanguard of the human sciences in search of innovative ideas in the area of personal and professional development. “Which is more important for leadership that gets results: IQ [Intelligence Quotient] or EQ [Emotional Quotient]? The paradox is that they both matter, but in very different ways,” says Goleman in Leadership, a compilation of writings he wrote for the Harvard Business Review and other business publications. In the book, the author notes that there is no doubt that IQ is the best way to direct people to careers that suit them best: you need an IQ with a standard deviation (an IQ of 115) to deal with complexity. knowledge of professions such as medicine, law or accounting, or to be a high-level executive. However, “when it comes to predicting who among these extremely intelligent people will emerge as the most productive, the best team member or an outstanding leader, emotional intelligence becomes more important. That's because emotional intelligence skills—how well we manage our lives and relationships—are the skills that distinguish those with exceptional performance. And the higher one rises in an organization, the greater the importance of EI in distinguishing the most effective leaders,” writes Daniel Goleman. Leadership — Emotional intelligence in shaping the successful leader reflects the evolution of the author's thinking, especially with regard to the latest neuroscience research on the dynamics of relationships and the real impact of emotional intelligence on a company's bottom line. An essential reading for leaders, coaches and educators committed to promoting excellent management practices, performance and innovation in the business world.