Getting to Know AQ, a New Success Metric

Getting to Know AQ, a New Success Metric

Most people know the importance of emotional intelligence, or EQ, when it comes to achieving success. It would be hard to find anyone who doesn’t think IQ plays a significant role in how much a person can achieve. However, we’ve become intrigued by the concept of AQ, or adversity quotient, around the Signature, Inc. office.

At its core, AQ is all about resilience. The ability to overcome obstacles is obviously a prime attribute in a rapidly evolving business world. We’ve begun to stress AQ in a few key areas of the Signature, Inc. ethos, including how we recruit new talent. During interviews, we try to identify people who have displayed determination by sticking with a company through tough times. We can be confident that those who have done so in the past will maintain positive momentum through any big project.

We’ve also made resiliency a cornerstone of our recognition program. Rather than celebrate only what our people achieve, we do our best to reward them for their effort as well. In doing so, we incentivize dedication throughout our team. We believe focus and the drive to succeed no matter what unexpected outcomes emerge are traits that should be emulated.

These key aspects of AQ are helping our people reach higher levels of achievement. For more information about our best success strategies, check out the Signature, Inc. Newswire.