Management consultant Karl Albrecht says he can't count high enough to tally the times he has seen talented, inspired business people needlessly fail at their jobs.
But what appears so obvious to him is lost on many others. Albrecht says a lack of social radar can doom even the best and brightest in the work force.
more than any other factor," says Albrecht, whose book "Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success" (Pfeiffer; $25) has just been published. "They just seem to have an utter lack of understanding of what they are doing to those around them and that costs them."
Albrecht is mining a field already partly developed by Daniel Goleman in his 1995 book, "Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ" (Bloomsbury; $28), which caused people to examine how their emotions played into how they develop and maintain relationships with others.
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