Ardent followers of Daniel Goleman’s work on Emotional Intelligence will be delighted to learn that new research suggests emotional intelligence, in the from empathy, may yield more than productivity gains.
- Psychologists at the University of Bonn conducted an international study exploring people’s ability to recognize emotions,
- Participants tasked with recognizing the emotions exhibited in pictures of faces and voice recordings were ranked on a scale,
- Coworkers and supervisors also ranked participants as to whether they were socially well-attuned, influential, sincere, good networkers, etc.
- 1) Data suggested a correlation between high scores on both rankings and higher income levels,
- 2) Lower scores tied to lower incomes.
Research continues to link relational competencies to financial success. From the IBM study suggesting each active member of our network equates to $948 in net worth to common sense logic that the more people that know who you are, understand your capabilities and care about your success; the greater the chance you’ll succeed.
Fortune Cookie Bottom Line:
It is better to have more friends about than to be down and out…