Book Review: Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

I have just finished reading Fire and Fury.  The reviews of the book have been pretty furious themselves starting with Trump calling it a work of fiction.  I have blogged about Trump before: 15 September 2016 The Emotional Intelligence of Donald Trump 16 November 2016 What makes Donald Trump tick? Nothing in the book causes me to retract what I have previously written.  Trump is the quintessential GoGetter/Hustler.  Three wives, always wearing a red tie, “truthful hyperbole”.....

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What mental illness do you associate with creativity?

One of the more famous quotes by Aristotle is “No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.”  Thus while there is a stereotype that mental distress is an almost inevitable part of being highly creative the reverse is also true.  If a person is mentally ill. he or she will be creative.  The question is there any substance to this idea, or have we been misled – by biographers drawn to artists with colourful and chaotic lives, and the conceits of cultural movements l.....

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What Is The Secret Of Success In Life?

Here is the first Practical Emotional Intelligence Blog for 2018.  In September 2017 this blog appeared: Lets Dial Down The Hype About Grit New Paper Finds No Association With Creative Achievement.  The blog began by quoting Angela Duckworth who in 2007 originated the trait of “Grit” describing it as passion for a topic and perseverance in the face of difficulties.  Grit was promoted as the recipe for achievement as you can see in this video of a Duckworth TED Talk.  However recently.....

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Why the Stones survived longer that the Beatles

I have just finished listening to the MOOC series Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence by Richard Boyatzis. While I did not agree with everything he said the course contained a number of interesting videos and papers. One of the more interesting topics he analysed was the difference between two teams: The Beatles and the Rolling Stones and the importance of shared vision. As someone who raged at some great parties in the 1960s to both groups this was an example that truly resonate.....

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