Bottom-line: Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of the most effective leaders. Because leadership is a social-influence process - anyone at any time within your organization has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership behaviors - EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS FOR EVERYONE!!!
While technical skills and intelligence are important ingredients for success, the research has proven that emotional intelligence is twice as important than both in determining an individual's success. Individuals who recognize the core competencies of EQ and actively build them over time not only increase their own performance but also that of their followers.