For my sins I attempt to play golf which because of the march of time is slowly getting worse. One of the great quotes of golf is by Grantland Rice (one of the USA’s finest sports journalists): Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. Recently I was sent the following video clip of long-time sportswriter Rick Reilly discussing his new book "Commander in Cheat" that details how President Donald Trump .....Read More
Two friends over a dinner not only highly recommended this book but lent me a copy. Stephen Greenblatt is an American Shakespearean literary historian and author. He is a Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. The book is gallery of tyrants from the Shakespeare canon: Julius Caesar, Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth. Yet one name hovers on nearly every page of: that of the 45th president of the United States. Greenblatt freely acknowledges that the 2016 presidential election in.....Read More
Ronson speaking at Politicon, 2016 Recently a colleague, George Bijak, sent me the following TEDx talk by Jon Ronson. I blogged about Ronson and his terrific book back in 2011: The Emotional Intelligence of a Psychopath. The most interesting part of the talk to me appears just after the 8-minute mark when Ronson estimates the number of psychopaths in the TEDx audience. According to Ronson, “One in a hundred regular people is a psychopath. Now there's 1,500 people in this room. S.....Read More
While the USA Presidential Result is still being disputed articles like this are Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose? are appearing everywhere. In this article Trump is defined as a ‘grandiose narcissist’ to explain his behaviour. There is no question that Trump is narcissistic; since his election in November 2016 he has been my favourite example in my workshops of the corporate psychopath displaying all the 7MTF characteristics of low Regulator and high GoGetter. U.....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.