Four Ways a Narcissist Manipulates the Emotionally Intelligent

  It has been 27 days since my last blog.  I realise to many in my readership this is a relief.  As I said in last monthly newsletter my focus in July was to apply to speak at a TEDx function.  I followed the formula.  It had 93 events in its TEDx list and I have applied to 49 of them and so far received 4 rejections.  If anyone has a potential TEDx connection and want to share it send me an email at So the I thought .....

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How to Manage Emotions — Tips From Professional Poker Player Phil Hellmuth

Learning how to manage your emotions helps you make rational decisions and can improve your relationships. Poker is one game that literally “deals” in emotions. Being too emotionally affected by an opponent’s move can lead to very bad choices, often resulting in defeat. There's also the fact that poker players also need to sometimes bluff to win hands sometimes, especially when they're dealt with a bad hand. Hall of Famer Phil Hellmuth once said: “Poker is about understanding human .....

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Are Successful People More Neurotic?

This was the title of a recent article in the 7 June 2022 edition of Forbes Magazine by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. The article is excellent.  Tomas begins by summarising how we are living under significant social pressures to inhibit their anxieties.  Organizations emphatically promote a happiness cult, replacing negative feedback with strengths-based coaching and Chief Happiness Officers. Managers are now hiring for emotional intelligence, grit, and resilience.  Tons of self-help column.....

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Motivation in 2022

In my last blog I discussed McClelland’s Theory of Motivation first postulated in 1961.  I am now going to fast forward sixty years till now to consider modern motivation theory.  My information is sourced from a recently published book, The Art of Impossible – A Peak Performance Primer by Steven Kotler. To achieve peak performance Kotler advocates a four-step process: Motivation, Learning, Creativity and Flow which he uses to structure the book. Kotler begins his analysis of Mot.....

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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.

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- made me think.

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