In my previous blog I defined the 7MTF/Humm as the “Five-Factor-Model + Corporate Bully + Corporate Psychopath.” I then came across an interesting article “Cheats Smell Success” by Ruth Ostrow in the Australian (7/4/18). According to the article psychologists say we all cheat to varying degrees and that it is a behaviour that we pick up while young or at school. Subsequently Ostrow argues that cheating is a natural part of Darwinian evolution and that narcissistic personality .....Read More
I recently received a marketing email from The Coaching Room. As I do coaching myself I clicked on the offer only to discover that its base technology was NLP. I told their representative making the follow-up phone call that I used a different technology and that I had my doubts about the scientific validity of NLP which surprised the caller. These doubts were reinforced by a recent blog “Another nail in the coffin…”. The cornerstone of NLP technology is the VAK (Visual-Audio-.....Read More
Following Jordan Peterson’s triumphant speaking tour of Australia I promised in my April 2018 newsletter that I would read and review his book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos”. I have now read the book but what I did not realise is that our paths had already crossed. On 6 May 2016, Peterson wrote a reply on Quora denying that EQ exists. Then on 2 March 2017 I wrote a comment to his blog saying that I, even as an EQ practitioner, agreed with most of Peterson’s reply. .....Read More
Several blogs have appeared discussing new research by University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University in Paris and the genetics testing startup 23andMe. The scientists administered a scientifically proven test called the Empathy Quotient to 46,861 people who have had their genes tested by 23andMe. They found a definite connection between a person's genetics and his or her ability to empathize with others. Do You Have Emotional Intelligence? It Could Be i.....Read More
"Put in a sales perspective, I loved your presentation! I got a lot from what you talked about and I will read your book."
Peter Morris, Executive Officer, Lomax Financial Group
Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:
- Great presentation. Very informative.
- Excellent presentation.
- made me think.
Christi Spring CEO Institute. - web www.ceo.com.au.