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After leaving school it is EQ, not IQ that is the most critical factor in our success. The World Economic Forum has declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required career skills by 2020.

Aug 29, 2018

MBL Minute: Butterfly Story And Comparing IQ to EQ


Episode Notes


One day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon.  A man sat and watched the young butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.   It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no further so the man decided to help it.  He took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon.  The butterfly then able to emerge with little effort but it had a withered body and shrivelled wings.  The man expected the wings to open and expand allowing the butterfly to fly away.  But the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shrivelled wings.  It was never able to fly.


We need both but IQ is limited by genetics whereas EQ can be developed through our actions.  There is no limit how emotionally intelligent we can become.  Emotional intelligence has become a key consideration for personal and career success. 


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