My successful and influential friend was having a chat with me when we discussed on hiring employees.
To employ someone with high IQ and hard skills are easier and more widely found. Having high EQ (Emotional Quotient) will have the added advantage. People skills are absolutely imperative to be successful in life:
a. Do you have gratitude?
b. Do you have self awareness?
c. Do you have empathy?
d. Do you know what others are thinking?
So start them young.