How Well Positioned is Your Career?
Wherever you are in your career - how well positioned are you?
Beyond technical skills and the obvious of course.
To get a job and keep it, you need more than technical skills.
In October 2019 I was asked to be part of a panel on career positioning in the digital age alongside representatives from the largest banks and financial institutions in Nigeria including Ecobank.
Before the panel, I was given the opportunity to present my thoughts on the most important skills for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidates and holders to keep in mind - what I describe as the X-Factor.
The X-Factor is emotional intelligence.
I shared the different components of emotional intelligence and outlined simple steps the audience could take to improve theirs.
Emotional intelligence is like a muscle and it needs to be worked out.
Emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90% of what sets high performers apart from peers with similar technical skills and knowledge (Goleman).
If you want to learn more, watch my entire presentation here.