Two Combination Book/Podcast Reviews on Emotional Intelligence

As is now the modern way I recently received two podcasts where two authors were interviewed about their newly released books on Emotional Intelligence. The first podcast was an interview with Amy Jacobson, the author of Emotional Intelligence: A Simple and Actionable Guide to Increasing Performance, Engagement and Ownership.  After listening to her podcast I decided not to buy her book. Firstly she uses the now defunct definition five domain of Emotional Intelligence first postulated.....

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210516 Emotional Intelligence and the PrinciplesYou PersonalityTest

Recently one of my followers sent me link to a personality test that I had never heard of and I believe was launched in 2020.  You can read about it and take the test for free at  The development of the test was funded by Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, and whose net worth is estimated to be US$17 billion.  The developers include Dr Adam Grant and Dr Brian Little, whose book Me, Myself, and Us I reviewed in 2015 and I highly recommend. As free .....

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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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"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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