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How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

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Why You Should Care About Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Does your workplace feel distant? All you need is love–and these five ways to make everyone feel appreciated.<p>We’ve all heard about the importance of corporate culture. How companies like Google and Facebook create environments for their employees that make going to work feel like a day of play. But …

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Emotions and Types of Emotional Responses

Emotions seem to rule our daily lives. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, angry, sad, bored, or frustrated. We choose activities and …

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace Fun

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

The importance of Emotional Intelligence infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on March 26, 2014<p>Emotional intelligence is comprised of the skills necessary to understand and manage emotions effectively. Does higher …

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Written by: Travis Bradberry, Author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0<p><i>“Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible.</i> …

The enemy of creativity… | Seth's Blog

is fear.<p>We're all born creative, it takes a little while to become afraid.<p>A surprising insight: an enemy of fear is creativity. Acting in a creative …

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The Eight Pillars of Innovation

As we’ve grown to over 26,000 employees in more than 60 offices, we’ve worked hard to maintain the unique spirit that characterized Google way back …

What Secrets Do The Most Innovative Companies Have When It Comes To Innovation?

When discussing innovation, inevitably many of the same companies are mentioned time and time again as delivering breakthrough innovation. Companies …

At one of the most recent companies I worked for, a start-up in Silicon Valley, this quote was written on the wall to remind us that we were just one...

At one of the most recent companies I worked for, a start-up in Silicon Valley, this quote was written on the wall to remind us that we were just one …

The Good Thing About Bad Ideas

One of the inevitable things you will hear at a brainstorming session is "there are no bad ideas." Not true. There are <i>plenty</i> of bad ideas. Nazism, …

The Heart of Innovation: The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating

11. I'm not good at presenting my ideas.<br>12. No one, besides me, really cares about innovation.<br>13. There's too much bureaucracy here to get anything …

The Heart of Innovation: 100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate

6. "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." <i>- Helen Keller</i><p>7. "You can't solve a problem on the same level …

The Heart of Innovation: If You Want to Innovate, Listen!

January 28, 2011 <br>If You Want to Innovate, Listen!<p>If you're interested in raising the bar for innovation in your organization, <i>start listening more</i>. …

The Heart of Innovation: Want a Brainstorming Breakthrough? Get the Right Question!

February 05, 2011 <br>Want a Brainstorming Breakthrough? Get the Right Question!<p>There's a simple reason why so many brainstorm sessions are a waste of …

The Heart of Innovation: How to Create an Idea Factory

But <i>what if</i> each of us who comes up with a potentially game-changing idea <i>already</i> had a team of collaborators in place -- people who were poised and …

The Heart of Innovation: 14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas

Yes, there is. And here are 14 -- based on my various experiences, since 1987, as an innovation consultant, speaker, trainer, facilitator, …

The Heart of Innovation: Fascination is the DNA of Innovation

July 02, 2010 <br>Fascination is the DNA of Innovation<p>I own a huge library of books on innovation. Mostly hardcover. The $27.95 variety with big indexes …

The Heart of Innovation: 100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job

11. Turn on a radio at random times and listen for a message.<p>12. Invite your customers to brainstorming sessions.<p>13. Think of new ways to define your …

The Heart of Innovation: 20 Qualities of an Innovator

True. But who has time?<p>And so begins the search for the magic pill -- the system, formula, or blueprint that will make innovation a done …

The Heart of Innovation: 50 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation

4. Always question authority, especially the authority of your own longstanding beliefs.<p>5. Make new mistakes.<p>6. As far as the future is concerned, …

The Heart of Innovation: Failure Is Not What You Think It Is

"An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots." -- Charles Kettering<p>"Do not fear …

The Heart of Innovation: 5 Ways to Jump Start a Culture of Innovation

But if you and your colleagues are game, culture change is possible. The question, of course, is where to begin?<p>Starting is always the hardest part. …

The Heart of Innovation: The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation

November 16, 2010 <br>The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation<p>I've been doing a lot of thinking these days about "culture of innovation" -- trying to …

The Heart of Innovation: 25 Awesome Quotes on Creativity

"Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a …

The Heart of Innovation: Innovation from the Inside Out

January 10, 2011 <br>Innovation from the Inside Out<p>These days, almost all of Idea Champions' clients are talking about the need to establish a culture of …

150 Patents Later, What One Female Inventor Learned About Innovation

Software engineer. Inventor. Mother of toddler twins. Nerd puller of late night coding jags. And, at 32, the most prolific female inventor at IBM with more than 150 patents in areas such as mobile, data, and cloud, to my name.<p>I’m one of the faces of innovation at IBM. One of my patents is U.S. …