Emotional Intelligence – The Key to Success

Why do some smart people fail to perform as managers, while some more average IQ people are spectacularly successful?

Why do the top 20% of an organization often contribute 80% of the results?

Emotional Intelligence stands for good leadership. It consists precisely of those social and emotional skills necessary to motivate and inspire subordinates, to manage with respect and understanding – and to resolve conflicts and ease tensions as they arise. Emotionally intelligent people communicate effectively, form strong relationships and create powerful coping strategies; emotionally unintelligent people don’t –no matter how high their IQs.

A growing body of research shows that one-quarter to nearly one-half of all job success can be attributed to Emotional Intelligence. This is especially important when working and managing in a cross-cultural setting.

Great companies need to balance performance and health – Emotional Intelligence is at the intersection of these.

What was once considered that intangible determinant of success beyond IQ, education, experience and personality can today be accurately measured and developed. While Emotional Intelligence (measured as EQ) isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator.

And the good news is that your EQ is not fixed, and can be developed over time.

Kandidata Asia specializes in the selection, assessment and development of people and we help companies use Emotional Intelligence as a business solution and strategy for increased success.

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So, what is Emotional Intelligence?

Distinct from cognitive intelligence or IQ, Emotional Intelligence refers to our capacity to perceive, generate, and manage emotions in both others and ourselves. A large and growing body of independent scientific research has identified it as having a significant impact on people and the workplace and as the single most important determinant of superior functioning. As confirmed by independent academic research, one-quarter to nearly one-half of all job success can be attributed to Emotional Intelligence.

The EQ is defined as

 a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.