Tag Archive for ‘EQ’
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.
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.”