EMOTIONS AND THE BRAIN In their search for understanding how the brain works neuroscientists discovered emotions. And it turns out that emotions play a big role. They are necessary to thinking and decision-making and are in general much more important than we used to believe. In our Western culture environment, which highly values analytical and [...]
Watching an orchestra rehearse and a conductor interact with the ensemble, manage and lead, provides a powerful analogy of leadership skills and behaviors. This parallel has been mentioned in various writings on leadership. In addition, it’s even been used in an executive education course case study offered by such prestigious schools as Harvard in Boston [...]
You are motivated and hardworking but sometimes in some situations, something is off, or you feel off. It’s not that you don’t know what to do, you do know what to do, but somehow, you’re just not able to pull yourself together to do what you need to do, to do what you know [...]
If you’re a Strategic Account Manager (SAM) or a Key Account Manager (KAM) your role requires an elaborate variety of skills. From technical expertise, analytical and strategic thinking to communication, management, leadership and negotiation skills. It is a highly complex job. Strategic Account Manager – A Complex Job Successful SAMs or KAMs understand how to [...]
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters Epictetus Ancient wisdom taught us that it is not the circumstances or events in our life that matter, but the meaning we give to them and how we decide to respond to them. Epictetus was a Greek philosopher who lived [...]
Holidays bring up lots of emotions. It’s this time of the year to celebrate and spend time with family and friends and it makes me wonder how to manage this emotional intensity and get the best out of it. First there’s the anticipation, which can cause excitement or dread. When my children were young and [...]
Keep in mind that happiness is mostly dependent on our state of mind, not on our status or the state of our bank account. Barring extreme circumstances, our level of well being is determined by what we choose to focus on and by our interpretation of external events. For example, do we focus on the empty part or the full part of the glass? Do we view failures as catastrophic, or do we see them as learning opportunities?
Inner strengths are the supplies you’ve got in your pack as you make your way down the twisting and often hard road of life. They include a positive mood, common sense, integrity, inner peace, determination, and a warm heart. Researchers have identified other strengths as well, such as self-compassion, secure attachment, emotional intelligence, learned optimism, the relaxation response, self-esteem, distress tolerance, self-regulation, resilience, and executive functions
The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report argues that emotional intelligence, creativity, and people management will be among the top skills needed for jobs in 2020.
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