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Leaders Who Are Too Smart Are Less Effective

By Curiosity.com

Have you ever had a boss that just didn't get it? Maybe they were just a little behind the times, or couldn't grasp the fundamentals of your job, or justRead full story

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  • Ajay Desai
    Ajay DesaiDirector of Strategy at The A.I. Company

    I learned at an early age that someone with extra high IQ (my father) doesn't necessarily denote EQ in managing people. A great lesson for a kid that will face the same challenges.

    While there is merit to this article, the lack of measurement of EQ skill development among high IQ people is the perpetual conspiracy of society to hate, abuse, differentiate and destroy what they cannot understand. The only people that matter when it comes to making real leaps and bounds of innovation are the high IQ

    I learned at an early age that someone with extra high IQ (my father) doesn't necessarily denote EQ in managing people. A great lesson for a kid that will face the same challenges.

    While there is merit to this article, the lack of measurement of EQ skill development among high IQ people is the perpetual conspiracy of society to hate, abuse, differentiate and destroy what they cannot understand. The only people that matter when it comes to making real leaps and bounds of innovation are the high IQ crowd. I would love a study of successful leaders in highly innovative companies.

    Several of my ultra high IQ (140+) friends also grew up understanding this and worked diligently to overcome the "disability" of high IQ and attain leadership skills through military service and throwing themselves into growth opportunities. Their EQ is now off the charts. Try leading a team of 50 into mountains of Afghanistan in 100+ missions and never losing a man.

    My point in sharing this is as a native contrarian, the problem is DEFINITELY not with high IQ individuals, rather societies lack of respect for intelligence and a subjugation in principle of conformity that cause the greatest Einsteins, Feynmans, Edisons and Curie's of the world to suffer in early childhood development.

    In this day and age where ignorance is a super hero cape for the common man... Can we not teach reverence for those that think different?

    But hey, that's why Im building The AI Company, every genius operates on the logical functionality of being in error... The crimes of our humanity is the revelry in the ignorance of our bliss.

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