What Predicts Success? It’s Not Your IQ.

by Daniel Goleman via LinkedIn

  • People assume academic abilities should predict how well you do in life. But they don’t.
  • ‘Grit’ is an attitude students with high grades share; plug away in the face of failure
  • Those children with best Cognitive Control had the greatest financial success in their 30s
  • Cognitive Control is the ability to delay gratification in pursuit of a goal
  • What sets star performers apart? Self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and social effectiveness–EQ
  • The higher up the ladder the more EQ matters; EQ more than expertise/intelligence makes you successful

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