Think of it this way...if you had to hire/work with someone...what qualities are important to you? This story was posted in 2017. Think things have changed much?
With bbsradio.com tech skills have to be placed very high, I'd be thinking. Maybe this article is more appropriate for less tech intensive companies?
"There was a time not too long ago when the person with the most technical knowledge got promoted fastest. But that’s often no longer the case.
Once someone gets promoted, technical skills become less necessary, and interpersonal ones become more critical in their place. You’ve probably already heard that emotional intelligence is a top factor in companies’ hiring decisions, but it plays a major role in how employers choose to promote their team members, too. This isn’t exactly news; in a 2011 Career Builder survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and HR professionals, 71 percent said they valued emotional intelligence over IQ in general, and 75 percent said they’re typically more likely to promote an employee with high emotional intelligence and a comparatively lower IQ than one where that ratio is flipped...."
Rest of the story at the link...