What Is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Why Is It Important?

Published in Member Communities on September 04, 2020

Originally featured in “VGM Playbook: Developing Your Skills for Next Level Leadership,” VGM's Paul DiMarco explains the importance of emotional intelligence and why it matters. 

First, let’s look at EQ’s relationship to intelligence quotient (IQ) (we all recognize IQ as a measurement of intelligence). Studies have shown that people with high levels of IQ outperform those with average IQs just 20% of the time, while people with average IQs outperform those with high IQs 70% of the time. Why is that?

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