I recently participated in a panel discussion Soft Skill Development for Women Business Leaders hosted by Kessler, Orlean, and Silver. It was a wonderful event for the second year in a row and I’m looking forward to future events. Here is a preview of my blog post:

EQ is defined, not by what you know, but by the ability to understand and manage your emotions and those around you. This quality encompasses a variety of skills, such as the ability to manage relationships, navigate social networks, and influence and inspire others.

While your technical skills may get your foot in the door, your people skills are what enable you to walk through that door. Your work ethic, your attitude, your communication skills, your emotional regulation, and a whole host of other personal attributes are the soft skills that are crucial for career success.

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