Leadership is deeply embedded in our emotions

In leadership roles smarts in spades alone just won’t do.

In Summary

• EI proved to be twice as important as technical and cognitive skills for all jobs.

• Leadership excellence lies not just in cognitive competence but in the wisdom of our emotions, which are embedded deeply in the emotional brain.

About a year after I was hired as a researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) a senior colleague, Prof Chin Ong gave me the most profound advice. He said, “Now that you are hired, just how ...

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