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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The Emotional Intelligence of a Scammer

One of the collateral benefits of belonging to the Sydney Institute is the occasional blog by Shelley Gare.  Her most recent blog was particularly interesting with a long section on scammers and the scammed.  It is certainly worth a read. In the blog Shelley described how the scammed get sucked in.  Often their friends have a hunch something is wrong; some even compile a dossier, but it is often to no avail.  In one study of the scammed covering 1300 deceived respondents 90% said they.....

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The Emotional Intelligence of Ken Henry

It is not often that you get a chance to see hubris in action but we in Australia have just seen one of the greatest exhibitions in my lifetime.  For those unfamiliar with the term hubris is a Greek word meaning an extreme and unreasonable feeling of pride and confidence in yourself.  On 4 February 2019 Commissioner Kenneth Hayne, delivered a scathing commentary on Ken Henry’s testimony before the Royal Commission on Banking last November describing it as pompous and arrogant.  Henry’.....

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The Genetic Secret of Leadership

The Human Resources Director ezine recently re-posted an terrific blog by Emily Douglas: How to manage an “Alpha” employee.  Compared to the Kumbaya meme found in most posts on leadership this blog reeks reality. Douglas begins by asserting that confident and successful Alpha males comprise up to 70% of all senior executives quoting from Coaching the Alpha Male: “Alphas reach the top ranks in large organizations because they are natural leaders—comfortable with responsibility in .....

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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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