How EQ can make you a better leader

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Steve Osborne outlines how accountants can improve their emotional intelligence to become more successful leaders.

In our last article on emotional intelligence (EI), we made the connection between accountants’ emotional quotients (EQ) and their success. This time around we’ll be expanding on the concept of EI and offering practical strategies for increasing your EQ scores.

First, let’s step back and look at why emotional intelligence is so important to business success in the decade ahead. It’s been extensively documented that EI skills are critical for successful leadership. In fact, they are more of an indicator of success than technical skills or analytical reasoning skills (IQ).

In the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) 2011 Visio...

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