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Vince Lombardi – The Will to Win

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Time to Reflect

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How to coach a guy like Michael Jordan?

YOU DON’T…..

The mindset of a committed winner…this is an individual with an incredible EDGE:

EQ vs. IQ

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Throughout our professional careers, we’ve met someone who seems to not have all the “smarts” in the world yet are able to accomplish and achieve so much.  Of course, we all want to know the secret…  Well, the truth is there’s no secret.  Though, there is reasoning behind it all.

Intelligence Quotient

IQIntelligence Quotient

We’ve all heard of IQ and we know that it’s a method used to quantify the level of one’s intelligence.  It has been noted that the more intelligence an individual has the better off he/she will be in life.  We also know people who are extremely intelligent but doesn’t seem to operate well, socially in a social atmosphere. Also, what about those who are successful but doesn’t seem to “have it all there”?

Emotional Intelligence

EQEmotional Intelligence

This is an area that many people seem to disregard, even though research have shown that an individual with a high EQ are also likely to succeed.

Here’s a portion I found in Hult News

“EQ has also become an important trait for potential hires. In 2011, a national survey was conducted with more than 2600 hiring managers and human resource professionals. They indicated that EQ is a critical characteristic for landing a job and advancing in one’s career. 34 percent of managers said they are placing greater emphasis on EQ when hiring and promoting employees post-recession, 71 percent said they value EQ in an employee more than IQ. And, 59 percent of employers would not hire someone who has high IQ, but low EQ. This makes a lot of sense though, if you think about it. Whom would you rather work with: the genius who seems unexpressive, detached, arrogant and critical, or a seemingly average Joe or Jane who is outgoing, responsible, ethical, and shows commitment? I would go with the latter one.”

In Daniel Pink‘s book to “Sell Is Human” he mildly discussed EQ but in a different manner, specifically in the anatomy of the brain itself.  Daniel Pink discussed the difference between the right brain and the left brain. He also discussed how individuals who are more “Right Brain” will rule the future.  In fact, he has a whole book that pinpoints his theory.  (I have yet to read it but I may have to dig in; it’s called “A Whole New Mind“.) Here’s an excellent picture found in a Huffington Post article, “Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking” by John M. Eger that illustrates the difference between the two sides of our brain:

Left/Right Brain

Forbes:

“Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge.” 

Clearly, it is evident that EQ is extremely important. In fact, EQ is what takes you to the next level.  There’s no doubt in my mind that IQ is critical in being able to understand, analyze and everything else that the Left Brain is programmed to do.

Chess Masters vs. Grand Masters 

It has been studied that Chess Masters and Grand Chess Masters possesses a very high IQ.  There’s no doubt about that.  But, does this mean Grand Chess Masters have higher IQ than Chess Masters? Not quite.  A study conducted by Daniel Coleman suggested that there is a difference between the two geniuses and the difference is in their EQ.  The study states that Grand Chess Masters have a much higher EQ.  Grand Chess Masters are much more passionate about chess than the Chess Masters. They literally eat, sleep and breathe,  chess.

To sum it up, we can associate IQ with intelligence (no brainer there) and EQ with passion.  Based on the numerous amounts of published literature, EQ is a critical piece, especially to those who are seeking for a job.  It shows that you don’t necessary need to be highly intelligent to achieve, but what does matter is your passion and will to succeed.

~B.H.

 

 

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