It takes more than a high IQ to be a great leader. It also takes an emotional quotient (EQ), the awareness of your own and others’ emotions, which enables you to “read a room” and act accordingly. However, this doesn’t always mean empathy or compassion. Therefore, a great leader also needs DQ, a decency quotient. A high DQ means you want something positive for all employees and are committed to ensuring that everyone feels respected and valued. You can’t overestimate the value of the DQ. Leaders with high DQs understand that their decisions affect people’s lives and families, and they take this into consideration on a daily basis. Organizations perceived as decent and caring are more likely to attract employees who care about their work and are passionate about helping others. Read the full article.