HIRED & FIRED! Emotional Quotient (EQ) as opposed to Intelligence Quotient (IQ)? Times Interview with Shiv Kheda

“We are hired for our technical skills, but fired for the lack of soft skills.”

Shiv Khera, founder of Qualified Learning Systems Inc. USA and a motivational speaker tells Viren Naidu why a candidate high on EQ today has an edge over the rest

Why is in India Inc today a lot of emphasis laid on being high on Emotional Quotient (EQ) as opposed to Intelligence Quotient (IQ)?

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Why not use a careers counselor?

OK, I’m saying from the outset that I’m not a careers counsellor.

But in the work I do, I have spoken many people who’ve changed their career. And I’ve received hundreds of emails over the years from people who are confused, angry, uncertain or depressed. They don’t like their jobs. They’ve worked in them for years. The want to change. But they don’t have the first clue about where to start.

Sound like you? Sounds like everyone at some point in their life.

So how do you find a job when you don’t know where to start? Continue reading