Emotional intelligence in the boardroom

May 6, 2013

 Emotional intelligence in the boardroom

 When it comes to hiring, many companies regard emotional intelligence—or EI—as important as technical ability and even go so far as to do EQ testing on candidates for jobs. Emotions can provide valuable information about how we understand the world around us. People who know their own emotions and are good at reading others’ emotions can be more effective in the workplace. So why aren’t universities emphasizing emotional intelligence in the classroom?

“We give students so much stress, but we don’t teach them how to deal with that stress,” says Carolyn Stern, an instructor in Capilano’s School of Business.

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