Emotional Intelligence is in the eye of the beholder

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.....

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Review Of Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial for Success (Infographic)

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.....

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“You can knock forever on a deaf man’s door.”

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 .....

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The EQ of Giving Effective Critical Feedback

One of the benefits of being a London Business School Alumni is that you receive the LBS Review three times a year.  When I did my MBA in the early 1970s I don’t remember the word entrepreneur being mentioned once.  We all wanted to be CEOs of a Division of a Multinational Corporation.  Now the Review is full of stories about entrepreneurs, particularly those who have endowed a Chair at the School.  Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who can afford it. In the most recent issue th.....

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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.

Christi Spring CEO Institute. - web www.ceo.com.au.