Carla Serrano

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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

How to Boost Your (and Others’) Emotional Intelligence

Among the various core ingredients of talent and career success, few personal qualities have received more attention in the past decade than emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to identify and manage your own and others’ emotions. Importantly, unlike most of the competencies that make it into …

Emotional Intelligence

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership

By focusing your attention on the "high road" of the mind, you can become the kind of leader who helps improve the world. Most leadership is …

Los Angeles

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

General Hospital

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …

Psychology

[WEB SITE] Neuroplasticity: how the brain can heal itself

<i>Dr Norman Doidge has travelled the world meeting people who have healed themselves using neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change in response to</i> …

3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions

Dealing effectively with emotions is a key leadership skill. And naming our emotions — what psychologists call <i>labeling</i> — is an important first step in dealing with them effectively. But it’s harder than it sounds; many of us struggle to identify what exactly we are feeling, and often times the most …

Emotional Intelligence

The Creative Architect: Inside Psychology’s Most Ambitious and Influential Study of What Makes a Creative Person

“The creative person has the courage to experience opposites of his nature and to attempt some reconciliation of them in an individuated expression of himself.”<p><i>“Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating,”</i> John Cleese proclaimed in his widely beloved 1991 lecture on the five factors of …

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings, Animated

“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.”<p>When <i>Brain Pickings</i> turned ten, I looked back on my ten most significant learnings from this decade of reading, writing, and living. I remain immensely grateful for the warm and wonderful notes of appreciation I received in response to …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Critical Thinking

“Entre el 50 y el 60% de los niños diagnosticados de TDAH no lo tiene”

El Trastorno por Déficit de Atención e Hiperactividad se ha convertido en algo común en las sociedades modernas. El psiquiatra infantil José Luis …

Efecto Hawthorne: cómo los fabricantes de bombillas aprendieron a manipularnos para mejorar la productividad 

Hace mucho tiempo se llevó a cabo una serie de experimentos en una fábrica a las afueras de Chicago. Los resultados dieron pie a un nuevo paradigma …

Utiliza este truco de un negociador del FBI para averiguar lo que quieres saber

Cuando estás negociando, cuanta más información tengas sobre el asunto en cuestión mejor. Este simple truco, recomendado por un negociador del FBI, …

Identifica los errores de tu pensamiento y trabajarás mucho mejor

Decía <b>George Bernard Shaw</b> que los trabajos son conspiraciones para legos. Quizá exageraba, pero no andaba muy desencaminado. Todas las personas, desde …

El lenguaje no se limita al habla

Un estudio reciente de la Universidad Northeastern (EEUU) ha revelado que las personas aplican las mismas reglas que usan para el lenguaje hablado a …

Nuevo modelo diagnóstico para el trastorno por déficit de atención

Investigadores de la Universidad de Oviedo han diseñado herramientas que mejorarán la intervención y el tratamiento de los escolares afectados por …

The Music Industry Is Finally Making Money on Streaming

After almost two decades of relentless decline caused by piracy and falling prices, the music business is enjoying a fragile recovery thanks to the …

Education is China’s secret weapon for tech dominance

37 percent of edtech funding deals, representing $1.07 billion, were made in China-based edtech companies in 2015, up from 18 percentin 2014. These are companies teaching software development and other technology disciplines. Assuming the trend from 2013 to 2015 remains steady, in my estimation …

WTF is clickbait?

Let’s settle this, once and for all: Clickbaiting is the intentional act of over-promising or otherwise misrepresenting — in a headline, on social media, in an image, or some combination — what you’re going to find when you read a story on the web.<p>Currently, clickbait is often characterized by …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Three Ways To Make Your Entire Team More Creative

Boosting your own creativity is one thing; changing how a group thinks is another. But these psychological findings may hold the key.<p>Uber. Airbnb. Electric vehicles. Self-driving cars. Buses that can drive over traffic. Pretty much everything Steve Jobs created at Apple since the iPod. These are …

Creativity