Emotional intelligence has long been discussed as a critical component of leadership. The ability to regulate your own emotions — as well as the emotions of others’ — has proven invaluable on an individual level. Consider, for instance, the supreme importance of having a boss who doesn’t cry or yell every time a meeting doesn’t go her way. Alternatively, think about how important it is to have a leader who encourages positive, effective conflict resolution between teams when misalignment or miscommunication occurs. All of which is to say: emotional intelligence matters. But Kristin Harper, CEO of Driven to Succeed and…