The Reflective Principal: Principals’ Emotional Intelligence Outweighs IQ

By Brenda R. Gilio and Timothy H. Dorsey Principal, Novmber/December 2016 New principals may experience frustration despite having succeeded in educational leadership higher education training and possessing a high IQ. That is because a principal’s ability to succeed in the workplace is more dependent on one’s emotional intelligence. It is a better predictor of life success than the knowledge you possess or the technical skills you need to demonstrate to fulfill daily responsibilities.