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Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders? A Better Way to Evaluate Leadership Potential by Jay Moran, Jeffrey Cohn

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FINDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional intelligence is perhaps most important to assess when leaders are moving into new roles with greater responsibility. In these situations, individuals often need to operate outside their comfort zones. For example, they might be called on to operate with constituencies with whom they have no experience. In other situations, they might have to maneuver a different culture or value system. Another case might involve moving between two organizations of different size, complexity, strategic challenge, or stages of development. Doing so requires emotional maturity, discipline, confidence, and a strong commitment to learn and grow. Failure to some degree is inevitable. How a leader deals with and learns from ...

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