An interesting discussion between Dr Daniel Goleman and Kevin O'Neill of search firm Acertitude on the topic of the importance of key competencies for success in the C-Suite. Well worth a read.
He continued, “but I think every generation needs to learn this. I saw some data recently. A global survey of top executives, 91% agreed: Soft skills, emotional intelligence skills are what matter for leadership. But then when you ask new hires it reverses: 70% say technical skills are more important. So, this is a lesson that needs to be learned I think constantly for new hires.”