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Dr. Dana Ackley, an expert in Emotional Intelligence has identified sixteen learnable skills linked to this profoundly important concept. Some of these are: emotional self-awareness, empathy, flexibility, assertiveness, self-regard, social responsibility, impulse control, problem solving, independence, and optimism. But, these skills and the others on the list are not all equal. Without emotional self-awareness, mastery of all other skills is likely to fall short of genuinely influencing others to discover and offer their highest and best selves. In the era of fast paced knowledge creation, “Know Thyself” becomes a threshold competency for top leaders who must light up the heart and minds of others to succeed.