To Create a Real Connection, Show Vulnerability - Michael Simmons by Michael Simmons | 11:00 AM May 9, 2014 The hardest part of my business failing was not the loss of the business. It was the loss of the identity that came with being a successful entrepreneur. I had become so attached to this identity that when others asked how the non-existent business was doing, I said, “Great!” The chasm between the image of being financially set for life and owning a failed business was painful. I felt like a fraud. An Introduction to Consumer Neuroscience & Neuromarketing How do we make decisions as consumers? What do we pay attention to, and how do our initial responses predict our final choices? To what extent are these processes unconscious and cannot be reflected in overt reports?
Empathy Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person's frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another's shoes. Etymology The English word is derived from the Ancient Greek word ἐμπάθεια (empatheia), "physical affection, passion, partiality" which comes from ἐν (en), "in, at" and πάθος (pathos), "passion" or "suffering". The term was adapted by Hermann Lotze and Robert Vischer to create the German word Einfühlung ("feeling into"), which was translated by Edward B. Introduction to Psychology About the Course This course highlights the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behavior. We will explore the brain and some of the cognitive abilities it supports like memory, learning, attention, perception and consciousness.
How to Look for Emotional Intelligence on Your Team Of all the ways to test for emotional intelligence, the marshmallow test might be my favorite. You put a child in a room, set one marshmallow in front of her and explain that, if she’s able to wait 10 minutes before eating it, she’ll get an extra marshmallow to enjoy. Then you leave her alone. If the child can hold off, it means she has is able to self-regulate — a key component of emotional intelligence. And, as psychologist Walter Mischel has famously shown, this translates into long-term benefits. Kids who delayed gratification at age four grew up to be more organized, efficient, dependable, resilient, and successful teenagers and adults.
Neuroscience and the Link Between Inspirational Leadership and Resonant Relationships “Relationships,” says a dejected Alvy Singer, Woody Allen’s character in the movie, Annie Hall. “Who needs them.” The fact is that every leader needs to have smooth, productive relationships with those around him or her. But what makes for a rewarding relationship – and its opposite – has long been unclear or unknown. This author, who has conducted and written extensively about the impact of brain activity on such relationships, describes some important, new observations that hold the promise of helping leaders to form more effective relationships. Every leader knows how important relationships are to effective leadership.
Introduction to Public Speaking About the Course The overriding goal of this course is to demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech. In so doing, I hope this course can help each student improve the quality of their speeches and confidence with which they present them. More specifically, upon successfully completing this course, you should be able to: design and deliver basic presentations concisely; design and deliver informative presentations clearly; design and deliver complex arguments persuasively; speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety; evaluate and critique speeches insightfully.
5 Ways To Measure The Emotional Intelligence Of Your Boss Research has shown us that more than 90% of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence or EI. The higher up the ladder that leaders are, the more people they impact and their EI becomes increasingly important. The person at the top sets the atmosphere that permeates the organization, including the emotional temperature. Not only does a leader with low emotional intelligence have a negative impact on employee morale, it directly impacts staff retention. MINDFULNESS, HOPE AND COMPASSION: A LEADER’S ROAD MAP TO RENEWAL How does a leader quell the everyday, inner conflicts caused by the heavy responsibility, the need for constant self-control and the inevitable crises – and still remain an effective leader? One could answer, “Not easily,” and be right. These authours have excellent suggestions for calming and resolving that turmoil – and for going beyond to remain an effective, highly resonant leader. As CEO of Italy’s UniCredit Banca, Roberto Nicastro stands out.2 Barely in his 40s, he has a quick smile and restless inclination to act that makes him seem to be in perpetual motion. Nicastro’s business acumen, emotional intelligence and energy enabled the bank to establish lucrative partnerships with major financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, and he had a very promising future. He and his family were happy.
Blended Learning: Personalizing Education for Students Plenty of buzz exists about blended learning and its transformational potential. But what does blended learning really mean? In this course we will explore the different models of blended learning and dive into key issues that impact students, teachers, and schools.
Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence? - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it matters in every job — because all jobs involve dealing with people, and people with higher EQ are more rewarding to deal with.