The Downside To Having A High EQ

Context

Thousands of scientific studies have tested the importance of EQ in various domains of life. EQ is positively correlated with leadership, job performance, job satisfaction, happiness, and well-being (both physical and emotional).

Yet, dear businessman, it would be a mistake to over-emphasize EQ in your workforce!

Why?

Well, if you over-emphasize EQ, you will create a workforce of emotionally stable, happy, and diplomatic people. Such people will indeed be great managers of the status quo. But, don’t expect them to be change agents!

Read this HBR article for more.

Key Insight

High EQ people may be great managers, but don’t expect them to be visionary leaders or change agents!

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