There are things that separate ordinary business leaders from the next and go-getters from the everyday office attendee. Though it takes a certain aptitude to get in the door, Astrid Soto says there are other traits that keep influential people.

Having the knack for emotional intelligence – the ability to motivate, have empathy, self awareness, social skills, self control is a trait that molds the most memorable leaders. Soto says it’s the “balance and fine tuning” of high IQ and technical skills with emotional intelligence that private equity leaders should focus on in this industry.

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