[caption id="attachment_1364" align="alignnone" width="300"] Producer Harvey Weinstein (L), actress Cameron Diaz, actor Leonardo Di Caprio, director Martin Scorsese[/caption] The BBC recently posted a blog by one of my favourite authors Jeffrey Pfeffer Stopping bullies rising to the top. In the blog Pfeffer tries to answer the question: if the data on the effects of workplace abuse are so clear, why do so many companies hire and promote manipulative and selfish people? The key finding of.....Read More
This is probably the book of 2018 with apologies to Jordan Peterson. As a former venture capitalist for 25 years this book is fascinating reading. Most books derived from Silicon Valley are hagiographic biographies of successful founders. This tells the story of an unbelievable failure, namely the rise and fall of Theranos. The company was founded in 2003 by 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes. It raised more than $700 million and achieved a maximum valuation of $10 billion in 2013. T.....Read More
“Beware the self-righteous man, for he will destroy the world many times over before he sees his folly.” (Stewart Stafford)
Two interesting blogs appeared in my in-tray recently: 5 Ways to Handle People Who Always Think They’re Right People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more For those who know the 7MTF/Humm model of temperament it takes about six seconds to realise that both blogs are dealing with the Politician component. As it says on my website if you ask people high in the Politician compone.....Read More
Recently I was sent a You Tube video featuring Marc Brackett, the Director of the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence, speaking at Google. The title of the talk is “Emotional Intelligence as a Superpower”. I had heard Marc Brackett give the keynote speech at the 2017 Emotional Intelligence Congress held in Oporto. Much of the content of the two talks overlapped. Marc spent a considerable time in the beginning of his talk on the Mood Meter. This is a simple 2x2 quadrant using .....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.