When the term "intelligence" comes up in regular conversation, most of us associate it with a person's capacity to acquire knowledge and new skills.
This type of intelligence can be measured with IQ, which helps us determine if the test taker is closer to a Stephen Hawking or a Lloyd Christmas on the smarts scale. And certainly, given no other data, a hiring manager would likely prefer to choose someone on the Hawking end of the spectrum.
But while IQ is useful, it’s also clear that emotional intelligence (EQ) can be a difference maker in any professional role
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