The Magazine of Corporate Responsibility

Tag Archive for ‘EQ’

‘Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?’ The Role of Spiritual Intelligence

What accounts for behavior? There are people with a high IQ – an intelligence quotient derived from standardized tests – and those strong in what psychologists call emotional intelligence. But a third factor is often overlooked, writes columnist Gael O’Brien. Spiritual intelligence may be “harder to measure, easier to misunderstand and often dismissed as something more suitable for a yoga studio than a board room,” she says, but we ignore it at our peril.

The Ethics of Emotional Intelligence

Recent leadership failures in high profile companies draw attention to the reality that achieving goals – performance – is only part of the formula for success. Another critical piece is the way leaders do it which impacts others – relationships. Columnist Gael O’Brien says leaders who are low in self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills lack something called “emotional intelligence.”