Sorry, Einstein! Emotional Intelligence Trumps High IQ In The Workforce

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence

When it comes to hiring intelligent employees, it seems companies prefer people smarts more so than book smarts, a new survey finds.

More than 70 percent of employers way they value emotional intelligence -- the ability to perceive the emotions of others and control one's own -- over workers' intellectual ability or IQ, according to CareerBuilder.com, which commissioned the poll.