The Larrikin And The Leader

One of my coaching clients, Robert Bolton, alerted me to a two-part program produced by the ABC and now streaming on Iview: The Larrikin And The Leader.  The program is about Bob Hawke, Australia’s most successful Labor Prime Minister who won four elections. I regard Bob Hawke as the archetype successful leader.  Not only was he smart (he was a Rhodes Scholar) but he had in spades the three EQ components needed to be a successful leader: Socialiser (aka Mover), GoGetter (aka Hustler),.....

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Book Review The Science of Sin

This book was recommended to me by one of my LinkedIn contacts.  Unfortunately, I have lost the recommendation but if by chance he wants a credit please send me a message.  I must confess that before I started the book, I doubted I would enjoy it.  I could not have been more wrong, and the book is well worth a read. One acid test I use with a new book is have I learned anything?  I learnt a new phrase “toddler Armageddon”.  This refers to the envy of siblings who explode with cry.....

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Thoughts on the “Liking Gap”

[caption id="attachment_1411" align="alignnone" width="300"] two senior women chatting on bench[/caption] There was an interesting blog recently posted by The British Psychological Society that discussed the Liking Gap.  It turns out that while most of us are unrealistically optimistic about many things such as our better-than-average sense of humour, the majority of us tend to under-estimate how we come across socially.  This is defined as the Liking Gap and it turns out the the shyer the .....

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Decidophobia and the Doublechecker

I discovered a new word last week: “Decidophobia”.  It was coined by Princeton philosopher Walter Kaufmann in his 1973 classic, Without Guilt and Justice.  Kaufmann argues that fear of making decisions and a failure to exert decisive control over their own lives are often what prompt people to conform to societal rules because they can abdicate responsibility of choices to governments and religion.  I came across the word in an article by Ruth Ostrow: “Making a choice won’t hurt y.....

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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:

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