Smart Skills

Anderson, John; Michaelson, Marc
August 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Aug2011, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p7
The article discusses the importance of developing the so-called smart skills for effective leadership. Leaders are advised to assess their smart skills, which include intellect quotient (IQ), technical quotient (TQ) and emotional quotient (EQ). Some skill areas to consider to become more effective include emotional intelligence (EI), interest-based negotiations (IBN) and high-level communications (HLC). It is noted that a combination of enhanced IQ, TQ and EQ will lead to lifelong success.


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