Research Shows Successful Leaders Aren’t Just Smart – They’re Also Socially Adept | From FORBES.COM

Read the entire original article by Amy Morin from Forbes here. Excerpts below.

“…being smart isn’t enough to guarantee a meteoric rise in the business world anymore – leadership requires you to be socially adept.”

“Catherine Weinberger, a UC Santa Barbara economist, studied what high achievers have in common and she discovered that today’s workplace values a combination of book smarts and social adeptness.”

“Your IQ is relatively fixed over time so although you can gain more education, you can’t gain more intelligence. But the good news is, you can work toward becoming more socially adept.  To reach the height of success, you’ll need excellent leadership, communication, and social skills.