I exited a senior executive based on their challenges with EQ. It wasn’t simply the lack of it but the negative pressure vacuum this gap inflicted on the entire organisation.
No amount of development had helped and it was such a shock (no, not to me) when the inevitable day of reckoning finally arrived.
Too often we tolerate ‘smart’ and ignore the damage that a lack of awareness has on culture, both in impact and consequence.
Sorting it is generally time consuming, draining, and often expensive, but certainly worth the investment in the long run.