Grit, Conscientiousness and the Entrepreneur

Professor Angela Duckworth, aka the Queen of “Grit”, has built a very successful brand.  In this article about Duckworth she defines grit as a skill: something that can be built through determination and focus.  She suggests three ways to improve your grit. Find Your Calling:  People with high levels of grit are as motivated by the pursuit of pleasure as much as anyone else, but what marks them out is their greater interest in meaningful activities that serve a higher purpose. P.....

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Book Review: The H Factor of Personality

By Kibeom Lee and Michael C. Ashton Bruce Lewolt, my American partner, recommended that I read this book.  It was a terrific recommendation and a terrific book.  In addition there is terrific review on Amazon: A Personality Model That Isn't Afraid Of The Dark dated 26 November 2012 with which I wholeheartedly agree.  The Big 5 Personality Model is missing any reference to the Dark Triad and the H factor handles this.  Lee & Ashton then go on to redefine the Big Five as the HEXACO .....

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Book Review: ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’ Part II

By Lisa Feldman Barrett The British Psychological Society recently published two interesting articles that tied into my previous post on Feldman’s new book and the Theory of Constructed Emotions.  The first was “My-side bias” makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with.   The second article was A cartography of consciousness – researchers map where subjective feelings are located in the body. I then realised that after having published my review .....

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Book Review: ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’

By Lisa Feldman Barrett If you are interested in the field of Emotional Intelligence this is a must read.  While Goleman’s book popularised the subject, this book completely revolutionises one’s thinking about emotions.  More importantly Lisa Feldman Barrett is an actual scientist unlike so many who write on the topic yet she has a clear, concise writing style that makes this book a pleasure to read.  As someone who went to Cambridge and studied Natural Sciences may I take my hat o.....

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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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