The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.
People usually take IQ as an infallible benchmark to judge individuals’ smartness. Well, in 1990, the concept of “Emotional Quotient – EQ” was firstly introduced unveiling a new world about interpersonal skills and their importance. While IQ is hard to improve, enhancing our EQ is not only possible but fully recommended.
Here are 5 key points suggested by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic:
1. Your level of EQ is firm, but not rigid;
2. Good coaching programs do work;
3. But you can only improve if you get accurate feedback;
4. Some techniques (and coaches) are more competent than others;
5. Some people are more coachable than others.
Happiness is the only true measure of personal success.
Therefore, Geoffrey James, writer of the “Sales Source” column on Inc.com, provides us nine small changes that we can make to our daily routine that will immediately increase the amount of happiness in our life.
- Start each day with expectation;
- Take time to plan and prioritize;
- Give a gift to everyone you meet;
- Deflect partisan conversations;
- Assume people have good intentions;
- Eat high quality food slowly;
- Let go of your results;
- Turn off “background” TV;
- End each day with gratitude.
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In his article “Empowering Leaders To Coach” Terry Klass states that leadership is essentially about cultivating the dreams of those around us. It is about helping individuals, creating a perfect path between them and providing the guidance and knowledge to set them free.
How leaders can empower themselves to coach and mentor others? What are some strategies and techniques to successful coaching? What does a culture of empowerment look like for everyone?
The ability to identify and understand another person’s feelings and challenges is the first step to empowering us to coach.
The second step in mentoring is asking how we can best support our coachee’s choices and challenges.
The third step in coaching others is remaining open-minded and non-judgmental- probably the most difficult of all.
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Many people now understand the role of personal hygiene in maintaining good health. Until the 19th Century this was not the case everywhere and life expectancy was considerably shorter due to contagious disease, plagues, contaminated food and water, etc.
While viruses and plagues continue to exist in real life, a similar situation arose in cyberspace in the form of malicious software.
The explosive growth in the adoption of electronic devices by the general population (computers in various forms, smartphones and tablets) is creating and environment where some measures of digital hygiene (such as maintaining strong passwords, carrying out backups, not becoming a victim to phishing, etc.) are needed to protect the devices and the data they contain as well as their owners.
Ed Gelbstein, in his last book published with Bookboon, describes in simple, non technical language a collection of good practices that can be considered as sensible good hygiene to adopt in cyberspace.
Throughout life, we gather a bunch of unwritten rules, subconsciously accepting them as true. One I see all the time is the idea that leaders must always have the right answer and never admit they are wrong—otherwise people might lose confidence in them.
This is just baloney.
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Whether we speak of it as procrastination or writer’s block, the inability to move forward on a project affects many people.
For further reading, he readily suggests The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, written by Steven Pressfield. It’s a brilliant self- help book about procrastination and its cure.
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