Research on EQ

  • In analyzing data from 40 different corporations to differentiate star performers from average performers, emotional competencies were found to be twice as important in contributing to excellence as pure intellect and expertise. (Jacobs and Chen, 1997)
  • In a study of 181 different positions from 121 organizations worldwide 67% of the abilities deemed essential for effective performance were emotional competencies (Rosier, 1994)
  • More than 2000 managers from 12 large organizations were analyzed to determine the most important competencies for success. Eighty-one percent of the competencies that distinguished outstanding managers were related to emotional intelligence. (Boyatzis, 1982) (quoted from Awareness to Action, Maria Sikora. 2006)