Mindfulness Meditation Improves Emotional Intelligence

Why train Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? Jobs such as those in sales and customer service in which emotional competencies obviously make a big difference, we already intuitively know. What surprised Google was they discovered that this is true even for individual contributors in the tech sector, namely engineers whom would expect to succeed purely on intellectual prowess. It turns out that the top six competencies that distinguish star performers from average performers in the tech sector are:

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