IQ vs. EQ


IQ (or intelligence) will help you land your first job out of law school. But as you become more senior, EQ (emotional intelligence) becomes increasingly important to your success. That is why feedback from partners is so important. Without feedback, it is much harder to develop your emotional intelligence/interpersonal skills.

As I wrote here, do not interpret no news as good news (i.e. don’t wait for feedback, ask for it.)

Law firms do not always understand the importance of taking the time to give constructive criticism. When feedback is given, it often focuses on the negative. This plays a big role in law firm turnover. This and more on Law Crossing.

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