The Emotional Intelligence of the Divergent Association Task (DAT)

As the special reader of my blogs knows I am a sucker to for short (5 minutes or less) personality tests.  Several days ago, I was sent this blog: Ability To Name Unrelated Words Is A Good Test Of Creativity The blog discusses a new test: the Divergent Association Task (DAT) developed by a team of researchers led by J.A. Olsen of Harvard but including, I am proud to day, researchers from the University of Melbourne.  It takes about 4 minutes to do and measures the level of creativity.....

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Book Review: Ticket to Ride by Peter Lampl

  I received copy of this book shortly after its release in June 2021.  I went to the back cover and saw the endorsements were from Michael Bloomberg, Boris Johnson, and Gordon Brown.  My first reaction was to say to myself, “Peter, where is the Queen?” Seriously this is a terrific book and highly recommended. Peter and I both did an MBA at the London Business School in the early 1970s.  When we finished, we did a road trip from San Diego to New York in Peter’s newly p.....

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The Emotional Intelligence of YiseGuys.

Just under a year ago I was contacted by Russ Moore to see if I was interested in appearing in a book called YiseGuys.  The idea was that 20 men would be profiled who view the world through different eyes, in pursuit of a better life for themselves and their families.  His wife Shar runs the Sharanis Publishing House had carried out a similar exercise for 20 women. It is old trope that there are two types of people in this world, the first type divides everything into two types while th.....

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Toxic Leaders and Toxic Cultures

(Rupert this cartoon is for you.) Two more interesting blogs arrive in my in-tray recently. The first was by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D. who positions himself as Mr. Personality: The Science of Predicting Unethical and Toxic Work Behaviours.  The second blog was by Emily Reynolds who is a staff writer at BPS Research Digest: People In Positions Of Power Are More Likely To Blame And Punish Others For Poor Performance In the first blog Tomas argues that too many managers and .....

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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:

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