Earnest not Arrogant: Leading with EQ. Allowing your ego to lead the way as a leader can have grave consequences. An arrogant leader lacks emotional intelligence but an earnest leader uses it to empower their team members to work at their best. This Project Bite will delve into how to parse apart the moments in leadership where one can self-regulate their own emotions to better influence others. Amber will share some of her own lessons learned in becoming a more earnest leader that values other people’s ideas, admits when they’re wrong, remains open-minded and allows their actions to speak louder than their words.