Film Reviews: Knowing The Score and Tár

I saw both these films last week.  Knowing The Score is a documentary about the conductor, Simone Young.  Tár is a fictional film about a female conductor played by Cate Blanchett who also is an executive producer for both films.  (If you are wondering what is the difference the producer handles on-set logistics, management, and supervision while the executive producer deals more with off-set issues like negotiating contracts, communicating with investors or studios, and maintaining the .....

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What exactly is the science of emotional intelligence? Part II

I argued in my previous blog using the science model of Kuhn that the science of emotional intelligence was not settled and it was more likely undergoing a paradigm shift.  What provoked my disagreement with Ashkanasy is that in his podcast he implied that Goleman’s book caused emotional intelligence to be regarded as a fad and not a science.  So the first question we should ask Is Emotional Intelligence scientifically valid? If we go to the 21st Century version of the Delphi Oracle, .....

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What exactly is the science of emotional intelligence? Part I

In my last blog I discussed a recent podcast produced by the EI Consortium featuring Professor Neal Ashkanasy.  The podcast is worth hearing.  In the blog I note that Ashkanasy finishes with an appeal to follow the science.  To me that raises the question what exactly is the science of emotional intelligence? As I said in the blog I studied Natural Sciences in my first two years at Cambridge (1964-66) and I requote the opening lines of the my first lecture: “Welcome to Cambridge......

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Podcast Review How emotions function at multiple levels with Dr. Neal Ashkanasy

Some 10 months ago I blogged about a podcast produced by the EI Consortium featuring Professor Boyatzis on Helping People Change. The EI Consortium has started a new monthly podcast series, Working with Emotional Intelligence, where Dr. Robert Emmerling will interview members of the Emotional Intelligence Consortium to explore the relevance of emotions and emotional intelligence research to the modern workplace. One of the firsts interviewees was with Dr. Neal Ashkanasy who discussed .....

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