Balance between IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient) in Decision Making

Published: December 20, 2019

IQ determines determine academic abilities and identify individuals with outstanding intelligence. IQ represents abilities such as: visual and spatial processing, knowledge of the world, fluid reasoning, memory, and quantitative reasoning. An administrator need IQ to solve various problems in the society by means of coming up with state of the art innovations and solutions.

EQ or Emotional Intelligence, is defined as an individual’s ability to identify, evaluate, control, perceive, relate and express emotions. Administrators with high EQ usually make great leaders and team players because of their ability to understand, empathize, and connect with the people around them. Over-reliance on IQ would lead to lack of sympathy affecting people at large and overreliance on EQ would lead to inefficient solutions or failures in the administration.

Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy balance between IQ and EQ for effective and balanced administrative decision-making.

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