Psychologists have devoted much time over the last two decades documenting the dark side of human nature as encapsulated by the so-called Dark Triad of traits: psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism. People who score highly in these traits, who break the normal social rules around modesty, fairness and consideration for others, seem to fascinate as much as they disgust. I have blogged about the dark triad. In particular I see the dark triad as sub-traits for the Gogetter/Hustler 7MTF/H.....Read More
My apologies to Margaret Wolfe Hungerford. A new leadership survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has identified the key areas that Australia’s leadership is falling short, according to over 2,000 of their peers and team members. The AIM Leadership Survey highlights over 72 per cent of Australian workers leaving their jobs due to poor leadership, with communication skills and emotional intelligence seen as the critical skill gaps that Australian leaders are.....Read More
I was recently sent the above infographic. It starts by providing another definition of Emotional Intelligence: The capacity to be aware of, control and express one’s emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. As definitions for EQ this is not bad. However what I do like about the infographic is the weight it gave to the Goleman Model placing it on an equal footing to Bar-On and Salovey-Meyer. Even more credible was the section on What Components mak.....Read More
I am currently reading Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis and the above is one of the more famous quotes from the novel. It particularly resonated when I read this latest posting from the University of California at Berkeley: "Face it. Our faces don't always reveal our true emotions: Emotional intelligence involves much more than reading people's micro-expressions." ScienceDaily. 26 February 2019. Readers of my blogs will know that I have serious doubts about the work of Paul Ekman and .....Read More
"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 www.ceo.com.au.