Machiavellian intelligence: the new emotional intelligence?

Last Friday I ran one of my Practical Emotional Intelligence Workshops for Managers.  One of my key messages is that if you are a manager and want to rise up the corporate ladder and you do not have a high level of the Hustler/GoGetter trait in your temperament you will need to change your behaviour.  For example, many of these managers have been successful through school and university by working hard and they continue to believe that working hard is a key to success in an organisation. .....

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What’s The Real Secret To Success?

  Sally Percy had just published an article in Forbes asking the above question.  While she admits she does not really know she suggests it is some combination of enthusiasm, luck, persistence, family support, physical fitness, and a moral compass.  I admit all can play some role but she has missed the real secret to success.   In 1972 I was halfway through completing an MBA course at the London Business School.  Charles Handy was my tutor.  This was before Charles had.....

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Another Emotional Intelligence Cornerstone is Crumbling

Each week sends out a newsletter If You Only Read Six Things This Week.  There is generally at least one article that piques my interest but this week there was 22 Carat Gold.  The article Why Our Facial Expressions Don’t Reflect Our Feelings is a bombshell in the world of Emotional Intelligence. Since the publication of Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence in 1995 one of the cornerstones of EQ theory has been Paul Ekman’s theory of Core Emotions based on Facial Expressio.....

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Emotional Intelligence and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

One of the LinkedIn groups I belong to is The Emotional Intelligence Connection which has just under 10,000 members.  Last week Robin Hills who runs Ei4Change posted a link to a white paper “Emotional Intelligence and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator” and I downloaded it.  Robin has asked me for my comments. To his credit, Robin is the first MBTI acolyte I have read who describes the Myers Briggs a decision making system that uses four axes. Where a person prefers to get or focu.....

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"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.

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