Historically in the workplace, there has been a tendency for women to self-evaluate themselves as less competent, while men tend to overrate themselves in their competencies. Richard E. Boyatzis
Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor
Case Western Reserve University
LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2016 – According to new research by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, women score higher than men on nearly all emotional intelligence competencies, except emotional self-control, where no gender differences are observed.
Data from 55,000 professionals across 90 countries and all levels of management, collected between 2011-2015, using the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), developed and co-owned by Richard E. Boyatzis, Daniel Goleman and Hay Group, found that women more effectively employ the emotional and social competencies correlated with effective leadership and management than men.
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