It would be remiss to say technical skills and knowledge aren’t important to be a great leader in your industry. What is often overlooked in leadership development is soft skills. While being a thought leader or a subject matter expert is incredibly important to being a great leader, the ability to understand your peers and those you manage can make or break a person new or currently in a management position.
Whether you are at the beginning of your career or seasoned in your department, understanding Emotional Intelligence and knowing why is essential to becoming a great leader.
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