"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou.
In this week's Thrive, we will explore the role of Emotional Intelligence vs Intelligence Quotient.
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How Can We Use EQ and IQ to Set Ourselves Up for Success?
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be defined as the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them.
On the other hand,
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) can be defined as a measure of your ability to reason and solve problems, as compared to other people in your age group.
The EQ vs IQ debate is much contested, but it is important to recognize how they compliment each other. Using the two competencies together can help you get the best out of your employees. By understanding where employee strengths lie, we can mitigate shortcomings and capitalize on strengths in an effective manner!
According to Goleman, IQ scores are a very good indication on whether we can handle the cognitive challenges a position may demand. Intellect helps us solve problems, make calculations and process information.
EQ helps us predict relationship success and teamwork ability. The emotions enable us to relate with others and create connections intuitively.
It is important to note, the two go hand in hand. Ultimately, we need IQ as a base that allows our EQ to connect meaningfully with other individuals!
Measure Your EQ and IQ!
While no test can measure your EQ precisely, here's one that can provide you with a close result!
Take this quiz to find out your IQ!
Learn How Evans Thrives!
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Meet Tanner Steinkopf!
It’s fantasy football season (well, I guess actual football season, too). I know, no one cares about your fantasy team - but I’m addicted to it because of the strategy involved, and the strategy in fantasy football relates quite well to understanding EQ vs IQ.
The toughest part of fantasy football is trading. No matter how much you may want someone to remove emotion from a trade and look purely at the stats, it doesn’t work that way.
So when I pull together a trade offer, I consider the emotions of the other team owner. Are they on a losing streak and ready to make big changes? Am I asking for a player from their favorite NFL team?
By perceiving the emotions of the other owner, it makes negotiating a trade more fruitful. For example, considering the NFL allegiance of another owner successfully scored me Saquon Barkley in a trade for Juju Smith-Schuster because the other owner is a huge Steelers fan.
This small example shows the importance of recognizing the necessity of both EQ and IQ. It’s about balance and adaptability. Perceiving other’s emotions in addition to their technical expertise can lead to achieving success, whether that be through fantasy football or in a strategic meeting with a client.
It’s like the saying goes – read the room. If the room feels like there’s no energy, take a stretch break. Did a specific agenda item create excitement in the room? Adjust the agenda and keep working on it! Did the bench player you’ll never start and is someone’s favorite player have a big game? Make a trade offer!
Until Next Time...
Evans' Talent Engagement Team
(Kaitlin Hurley, Mahi Chopra and Nicole Anderson)
(This image was adapted from a commonly shared internet image.)