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How to Tell if a Potential Hire Has Emotional Intelligence

March 13, 2017View for printing

People with emotional intelligence (EQ) have many characteristics that make them great employees. They have the ability to work with different personalities. They're empathetic. They're diffusers and have the patience to listen to all sides when resolving an issue, whether it's with a client or between co-workers. They want to invest the time into building relationships with clients and colleagues. They are self-aware. They are curious and want to continue learning and growing.

Ultimately, people with EQ make for great leaders, which is why it's important to have people with EQ in your leadership pipeline. However, they're not always the easiest to identify. Here are five telltale signs of EQ to look for during an interview.

By Tom Gimbel

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