Research Shows Successful Leaders Aren’t Just Smart – They’re Also Socially Adept – Forbes

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But, being smart isnt enough to guarantee a meteoric rise in the business world anymore leadership requires you to be socially adept. In fact, your social skills may be just as important as your intelligence when it comes to achieving success , according to new research published in in the Review of Economics and Statistics. Catherine Weinberger, a UC Santa Barbara economist, studied what high achievers have in common and she discovered that todays workplace values a combination of book smarts and social adeptness. Her research began by reviewing past high school records of people in the workforce.
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