Men in the Mirror: Rudd & Turnbull — Profiles in Narcissism

Sky News Australia is currently showing a terrific documentary about two former Prime Ministers of Australia: Rudd & Turnbull.  You can watch it here.  It is called Men in the Mirror because both their stories and their colleagues’ perceptions of them so overlap.  The two certainly exhibit all the characteristics of the Dark Triad. My favourite quote was at 43 minutes into the documentary by Stephen Conroy, a former Labour Minister.  “Kevin Rudd had contempt for the Cabinet, c.....

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Why the Big 3 (MBTI, DISC & NLP) are so pervasive

At the end of my last blog I put forward the hypothesis that the reason people are particularly committed to the first people profiling technique they learn is that in the learning process it is a moment of very high emotional epiphany.  For many people, including myself, it is a key “Ah-ha” moment in their life similar in emotionality to marriage and the birth of their children. Several days later I then received corroboration in the form of this recent article from BPS Research Dig.....

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Emotional Intelligence: Type versus Trait

What kicked off this blog was a request from a British participant in a recent Empathy Styles workshop run by Walter Blackburn similar to the one run here.  The participant had been investigating human behaviour models over most of her working career and wanted to know how the Empathy Styles Model (aka Humm-Wadsworth aka 7MTF) compared to the Big 3: MBTI, DISC and NLP.  I have blogged about the differences with each model but never the Big 3 as a whole so here goes. The major difference.....

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210401 Management Training in the future – Part 2

This is the second and final blog in this series; you may read the first blog here.  In this blog I complete my review of a new EDx course Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work run by two UC (Berkeley) Professors: Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas.  Their other major claim to fame is that they were the Scientific Consultants to the Pixar film Inside Out. The course comprises four modules based on the Goleman model: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social-Awareness and Relati.....

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