Coaching Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a special breed, and they need you. Here’s proof: A rigorous 2020 meta-analytical study found that both IQ and EQ are essential for entrepreneurial success. But the review found that EQ’s impact is twice that of IQ’s impact, a finding that surprised even me. To be clear, IQ still matters for these special people to be successful. As they say, you can’t fix stupid. But EQ skills are even more impactful. Double, in fact. Let’s get the science out of the way. The authors of this meta-analysis looked at 6,919 studies that might be able to shed light on the relative weight of IQ and EQ in entrepreneurial success. Using strict criteria, they winnowed that number down to 40 studies that could add valid insights. These 40 studies combined to provide 65,826 “observations” (think subjects). Quite a large sample size! And the authors’ statistical analysis was exacting. Now…