The Friday FYI: IQ Isn’t Everything|
High IQ ? Success
Good news: the corner office is not exclusively reserved for those whose IQs are Einstein-esque.
A study by the Carnegie Institute of Technology at Carnegie Mellon shows that a high IQ does not predict your level of professional achievement. Instead, your (EQ) Emotional Intelligence, (MQ) Moral Intelligence, and (BQ) Body Intelligence are more substantial indicators that you will succeed in your endeavors than your intellectual intelligence alone.
What exactly are the other Qs? EQ is a more familiar term than the others, but all figure into success, according to Carnegie.
- Emotional Intelligence Quotient: People with high EQs are the masters of relationship building. They are always aware or their own emotions and the feelings of others. They are able to harness emotions that are best suited for the task at hand. They are also able to regulate their own emotions and of others. It is easy for them to emotionally appeal to a group of people and rally them to take action.
- Moral Intelligence Quotient: Mother Teresa and Honest Abe have high MQs. Moral intelligence reflects your level of integrity, responsibility, self-control, sympathy and tolerance of others’ differences. People with high MQs gain the respect and trust of others. People know they can rely on you to be responsible and keep commitments.
- Body Intelligence Quotient: Your BQ is a measure of how well you care for your physical health, how you feel about your body and your awareness level to your body’s signals. Many yogis have a high BQ. They eat foods that fuel their bodies, get enough sleep to be energized the next day, and exercise regularly. Good health, energy, and self-confidence are essential to a positive state of mind and performing your best at work.
Via Keld Jensen