Equal treatment as an LGBTQ professional has always been important to Diane Bell—and she has found that at Katten. For example, she initially hesitated to bring her partner to firm events as she got to know the culture, but after several months, a more senior manager inquired as to why she didn’t bring her.
Ever been in a meeting where each person’s presentation gets incrementally more boring, even though the data should be intrinsically interesting to everyone in the room. You present to a room where half of the folks around the table are checking email?
Research has shown that leadership accomplishment at the most senior levels is highly correlated with emotional intelligence. EQ is said to be responsible for up to 58% of performance outcome. Whereas cognitive ability and IQ are “threshold competencies," emotional intelligence is a differentiator at the leadership edge.