The work conducted in most organizations has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Of course, there are now fewer levels of management and management styles are less autocratic. Naturally, the criteria for success at work are changing too. Staff is now judged by new yardsticks: not just by how smart they are, or by their training and expertise, but also by how well they handle themselves and one another. And that is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control and skill in getting along with others. Emotional intelligence may be the (long-sought) missing link that unites conventional “can do” ability. Those with strong emotional intelligence (EQ) have more productivity, creativity, self esteem and self confidence and make more effective business leaders but a problem with our current education system is over emphasis on IQ. It is important to realize that only academic excellence is not enough to do well. It is not only IQ that is important but the synergistic development of IQ, EQ and SQ is important If emotional intelligence is considered vital for success, it should be taught in schools.