Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They’re in a state of what’s called “continuous partial attention” where even at meetings, your body is there but your mind is somewhere else. You have countless gadgets constantly sending you information: texts, phone calls, emails, and… Read more »
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Toxic emotions at work: Drew Hansen covers Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence at Forbes.com.
Every manager faces the same challenge–how do you get the most from the people on your team? In his latest book, “The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights,” author and psychologist Daniel Goleman says the key is to keep your employees in the “flow.” People operate in three neurological states, says Goleman. The first, disengagement,… Read more »
Philip Glass, the contemporary composer, works on his new compositions only between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. That’s the time, he says, when his creative ideas come to him. When filmmaker George Lucas needs to write or edit a script, he sequesters himself in a small cottage behind his house where he gets no calls or… Read more »
Yes, and Yes and No. Emotional intelligence has four parts: self-awareness, managing our emotions, empathy, and social skill. There are many tests of emotional intelligence, and most seem to show that women tend to have an edge over men when it comes to these basic skills for a happy and successful life. That edge may… Read more »
Performance reviews are the HR ritual that everyone dreads. And now brain science shows that positive or negative, the way in which that review gets delivered can be a boon or a curse. If a boss gives even a good review in the wrong way, that message can be a low-grade curse, creating a neural… Read more »