Growing your emotional superpower

Join ACCA’s Narayanan Vaidyanathan and talent doctor Rob Yeung for an interactive webinar as we help you grow your emotional superpower. Drawing on ACCA research, Narayanan will explain the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) for finance professionals in a digital age. And organisational psychologist Dr Rob Yeung will look at how EQ is a key ingredient in developing a successful career.

Finance professionals at all levels of their career can improve their EQ. The more an individual focuses on EQ the more their performance will increase. And this matters because research suggests that EQ is fundamental to high levels of success for finance professionals. Possessing the ability to understand the value embedded in emotions is a key part of understanding the impact of digital. While technical skills remain a core requirement of professional accountants, the future is demanding a wider set of capabilities, including EQ.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • A key enabler for developing EQ, a growth mindset: feeling comfortable with your ability to overcome obstacles and challenges and moving into new areas
  • Learn how this impacts our working lives as technology continues to have a significant impact on the way accountants work
  • Understand in practical terms how mastering EQ both in yourself and in others helps to control and use emotions to achieve desirable outcomes in the workplace.
  • Narayanan Vaidyanathan

    Narayanan Vaidyanathan is Head of Business Insights at ACCA. He leads ACCA's futures research, and focuses on how future trends will impact business and the accountancy profession. His area of focus is emerging technologies, and technology policy. He has led ACCA’s work in machine learning (artificial intelligence) and other emerging technologies like blockchain.

    Related to emerging technologies, Narayanan also represents ACCA in policy areas such as digital ethics and human-centred technology (for example: the role of emotional intelligence for workplace effectiveness in a digital age). He is ACCA’s staff expert for the Accountancy Futures Academy Global Forum, and represents ACCA on government, industry and academic forums such as an all-party parliamentary group in the UK.

    Dr Rob Young

    Dr Rob Yeung is an organisational psychologist at leadership consulting firm Talentspace


    Topic: People & Leadership

    Sub-Topic: Leadership, Operational Excellence, Personal Effectiveness, Strategy

    Format: Recorded Webinar

    Proficiency Level: Foundation, Intermediate

    CPD: Upto 1 hours