Your employees wish you were emotionally intelligent

execed.economist.com

In a recent survey by The Economist Executive Education Navigator of more than 4,000 professionals, a sharp divergence emerged between skills that C-Suite executives think they need and those that their employees want them to prioritise. In fact, answers from the two groups were nearly inverse.

In the survey, which was conducted on Economist.com, C-Suite executives most frequently cited technology and finance as the two areas where they sought to improve. Yet when lower-ranking employees were asked what skills they wished their top executives would hone, leadership and emotional intelligence were the most popular answers.

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