True talent management is making sure you have the right person in the right position, at the right time, with the right skills and abilities, as well as emotional intelligence, and aspiration and engagement.
Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to monitor emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately and to use emotional information to guide your thinking, your speaking, as well as all of the other behaviors that make you up.
Those who are able to identify the feelings, the expressions, the words that lie beneath the expressions are more able to lead.
Research indicates that learning to effectively deal with first-time, changing situations is more predictive of long term potential and performance over time than intelligence or IQ.Sternberg and Connoly
Notes from: Leading People and Teams Specialization