What is your EQ?

Have you ever wondered why some people are more successful than others? Have you ever wondered why someone that you hired that had all the attributes for success, failed to do the job? Have you ever wondered why some people are not as smart as you but are more successful than you? Maybe EQ is the reason.

Emotional Intelligence is a better predictor of success than IQ. Only 20% of high IQ people outperform those of average IQ, whereas 70% of average IQ folks outperform those with high IQ’s. However, 90% of those with high a EQ are successful and only 10% are not successful. The good news, unlike IQ, is that EQ increases with age and can be learned.

Therefore, it is very important to know your EQ score and what you can do to improve it.

That is why I became a Certified Professional EQ Analyst, CPEQA, to go along with my CPBA (Certified Professional Behavior Analyst), and CPTA (Certified TriMetrix Analyst) designations.

In a later Ray’s Rule, I will elaborate on EQ.


“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the
way the car is driven.” – Edward De Bono


Till next time

Ray Leone


PS – Email me with EQ in subject line if you want to know your EQ.

Posted in Ray's Rules by Tony Leone on November 13, 2012.

  1. Would you please email Mr. Haywood a copy of the article entitled “What is your EQ?” mentioned in the email from you dated ovember 14, and subject is “A New Ray’s Rules Article is available. Thank you.

    Teena Arrington
    Executive Assistant

  2. Sarah LaPoint says:


    Hi Ray

    I attended your training two years ago in North Carolina. We are part of the Compass Group. Canteen Division.

    I hope all is well.


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