Review of The Thought Leaders Practice by Matt Church, Peter Cook & Matt Stein

A great thing about the Christmas break in Australia it that it lasts more that six weeks. It starts about two weeks before Christmas and finishes on Australia Day (26 January). This allows you to attack the pile of unread books that you collect during the year. One of those books was The Thought Leaders Practice which I somehow had picked up as a free offer. I must confess my initial reaction based on the cover was that I was not going to spend much time on it. When I finished reading it, I.....

Read More

Is Mindfulness A Panacea Or Overhyped And Potentially Problematic?

Mindfulness is everywhere these days, but is it really as beneficial as it's often made out to be? This interesting question was the subject of a recent podcast by the British Psychological Society. The presenter Ginny Smith interviews clinical psychologist Dr Catherine Wikholm (co-author of The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?); she visits the Cambridge Buddha Centre to meet people who have taken up mindfulness meditation; and she discusses some of the latest mindfulness research tria.....

Read More

How to Manage Personalities in the Workplace

This is another IML Webinar – this time the presenter is Margo Lockhart and you can access the webinar here. The webinar begins with a quote from Louise Evans, “Stepping into someone else’s shoes and attempting to understand them is a great act of generosity.” This message suffers from several snags . It is not gramatically correct and while you can think you are being generous showing empathy to someone, the more important reason for being empathetic is that you will develop an emot.....

Read More

The #emotionalintelligence of the Female Psychopath and more

[caption id="attachment_1621" align="alignnone" width="300"] Gayle King the BFF of Oprah[/caption] Following on from my previous blog about corporate psychopaths, More thoughts on the Emotional Intelligence of Corporate Psychopaths, I was sent three more articles about psychopaths. The first of these was about female psychopaths, Why Female Psychopaths Are a Different Breed. It is a good article but I would have three criticisms. First it does not consider psychopathy as a spectrum. Second.....

Read More

Chris Golis - Author


"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