Cognitive IntelligenceEIQ is Cognitive Intelligence. Cognitive Intelligence involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience.
EQ or Emotional Quotient (Emotional Intelligence) is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and how we use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.
A conversation I shared a while back with one of the smartest people I know shed light on a topic I set out to master a few years ago. I have a relationship with someone who has a PhD in Math. He was once a college math professor. He’s worked in government circles and he has worked in private industry as a management consultant.
We got into a conversation one day where I learned about the early part of my friend’s career. As a young college math professor, he learned the hard way that his high IQ wasn’t enough to make him successful. He told me that he wished I’d come along to teach him about the value of people and relationships long ago. He learned the hard way.
Stick With My Mission He Said
This amazingly smart former professor encouraged me to stick with my mission of wanting to help gifted, high IQ technology professionals to help them get to the next level in their careers by addressing their people skills, relationship building skills and for some, their leadership skills.