Emotional Intelligence Did Myers-Briggs Destroy Arthur Andersen?

Last week I ran a workshop on Practical Emotional Intelligence at the Human Resources Summitt 2011. Around 80 people attended. In an attempt to stir discussion I put forward the hypothesis that Arthur Andersen, a business that that had revenues of $9+ billion and employed 85,000 people in 2001 was transformed into 16-person organisation one year later because of its embrace of Myers-Briggs. To my amazement no-one argued with me. I decided that I would research this hypothesis in more detail. .....

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The Emotional Intelligence of Don Draper

The fifth series of Mad Men is now being shown. I must confess that in the past six months I have become a Mad Men addict. I had actually missed seeing the first four series as they were televised but on an international plane trip I watched several past episodes and became hooked. I set myself the goal of watching all the episodes, hired out the DVDs and I am nearly at the end of series four. While the series goes through the standard life cycle themes of hatching, matching and dispatching it .....

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The Emotional Intelligence of Steve Jobs 

I, probably like many business people, went to a talk last night about how to use social media in business.  The presentation started with an obligatory picture of Steve Jobs and then went on to say you could rate how important Steve Jobs was because there were 10,000 tweets per second about him.  (The hidden subtext was that was how many people found out about the death to Steve Jobs ie Twitter is important.)  Then next slide showed a very interesting graphic on the global mourning (via Twit.....

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How Much EQ Does Steve Jobs Really Have (Part 2)

Fortune magazine has just named Steve Jobs as the CEO of the Decade. The edition features a number of stories about Steve Jobs including this wonderful article about the 21 Jobs-related books that have been published. Besides a terrific quote "He would have made an excellent king of France" by a former colleague, the author defines the books as falling into one of three genres: Genius: when he is developing some new product. Creep: discussing his personality flaws when he was ousted from Appl.....

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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.