How to screen leadership candidates for emotional intelligence

How important is it to interview executive leadership candidates for emotional intelligence when recruiting?

Any executive search firm provides detailed information on each candidate’s career history, their reasons for leaving prior employers, and their most applicable career accomplishments, as well as the recruiter’s insights into each candidate.

After reading through the extensive candidate profile that Laura Fries, managing director and executive vice president of Baker Tilly’s Executive Search practice, provides her clients, she’s often asked for interview questions to help them really understand the candidates and dig further into their match for four emotional intelligence competencies:

1. Self-awareness

2. Self-management

3. Social awareness

4. Relationship management

Read Laura’s article here  >>

Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman talks about how in order to be in a top profession a person needs, aside from a high IQ, the ability to be self-motivated and emotionally intelligent.