Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient, and Relationship Quotient: Why All the “Qs”?

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In this podcast, Drs. Steve and Jared cover three important concepts about learning, performance, and success. These are IQ (Intelligence Quotient), EQ (Emotional Quotient), and RQ (Relationship Quotient). Where IQ is a static measure of potential, the “raw horsepower” of your capabilities include both EQ and RQ. These two “Q’s” are more people-centric and allow you to optimize your IQ in new, powerful ways.

Drs. Jared and Steve discuss the pre-WWI military origins of IQ and how it is sometimes exaggerated as a measure of overall success in life. EQ, developed during the 1980s by Howard Gardner, represents an intuitive way of understanding and processing information. EQ is malleable and can change with time and circumstances, allowing you to transform weaknesses into strengths.

RQ is a more recent focus in the research for exploring human potential, and it actually plays the biggest role in improving education and learning. Relationships are vital to the way we acquire and use information, and these interpersonal interactions directly interrelate with the effectiveness of EQ. For instance, research reveals that eighty-five percent of the difference between average and peak performance can be linked to individuals’ EQ and RQ aptitudes.

Learn how both professional and personal success rely on two fundamental truths.  First, relationships are the center of every person’s universe—nothing we do matters without these interpersonal connections. Second, relational equity is the most important asset you’ll ever have.