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An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 2014 12:06 AM

Empathic concern means we care about the well-being of the people around us. It’s the opposite motivation of the self-serving types who use whatever influence or other empathy abilities solely in their own interests – the Bernie Madoffs among us.

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The Five Reasons We Give Up

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Why do we set New Year’s resolutions that seldom last through January, much less for the entire year? Think about the ones you set for yourself. Have you made any progress? What goes wrong – over and over again?


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 21, 2014 8:30 AM

(From the article): Once a goal setter has put in all of the effort needed to achieve a goal, it can be tough to face the reality of what’s needed to maintain the new status quo. One of the first reactions of many dieters upon reaching their weight goal is to think, “This is great! Now I can start eating again. Let’s celebrate with some pizza and beer!” Of course, this mindset leads to future weight gain and the “yo-yo” effect that is unfortunately so common in dieters.When one of my high-potential leaders asked his boss, the CEO, the question, “Do I have to watch what I say and do for the rest of my career?” the CEO replied, “You do if you plan on ever becoming a CEO!”You can either set goals that increase your probability for long-term change, or set goals that may feel good in the short term but lead to disillusionment and giving up in the long term.Here are the cold, hard truths. Real change requires real effort. The “quick fix” is seldom a meaningful one. Distractions and things that compete for your attention are going to crop up – maybe even more frequently. Changing any one type of behavior won’t solve all of life’s problems. And finally, any meaningful change will probably require a lifetime of effort.

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How To Hit Your Target | The Story of Telling

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We hit targets not because we continually focus on them, we know the target is there but the target is not the focus.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 21, 2014 11:12 AM

"Your target is how you're aiming right now" ~ The Story of Telling

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How Coaching Works: Positive Psychology

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Coaches who use the principles of positive psychology focus on the potential use of strengths in clients - such as optimism, gratitude, and creativity - for enhancing day-to-day personal happiness. And happiness grows when we have pleasure, engagement and meaning in our lives.

Sound intriguing? Here are a few practices you could apply in your own life to enhance your pleasure, meaning and engagement:


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22 Powerful Productivity Hacks for Small Business

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 Whether you’re a solopreneur or you’ve got a small team pitching in, the “to-do” list sometimes feels a thousand miles long. Next thing you know, you’re pulling 14 hour days, drowning yourself in coffee and scratching your head trying to remember what “sleep” means, all in the name of getting things done.

 


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Generosity: Help Others, Help Yourself

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Do you believe in angels? Those who watch out for us and help (or even save) us when in need. Have you ever felt protected by one? I sure have. Just last

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, July 6, 2014 3:44 PM

Random acts of kindness...

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Dealing with Difficult People: 5 Effective, Compassionate Practices

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Difficult people argue, judge, and critique everyone around them because they feel disconnected and restless. These compassionate practices may help.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, May 19, 2014 10:31 AM

Great tips on dealing with difficult people. getting grounded, being silent and remembering you can't change another person, just yourself. 

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This Is Why You Ignore Everybody On The Subway -- And Why You Should Stop - Huffington Post

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This Is Why You Ignore Everybody On The Subway -- And Why You Should Stop Huffington Post Two studies published in The Journal of Positive Psychology found that those who actively attempted to be happier experienced higher levels of joyful moods.


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6 Ways Supersmart People Succeed

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Facing tough competition? Supersmart people know how to gain advantage. Here are their secrets.


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How to Use Gifts to Win Business and Snag Referrals

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Gifts can be powerful. They can brighten someone’s day, communicate friendship, and keep romantic relationships fresh and exciting.

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7 Things Successful Women Do Differently - Angela Giles

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Learn the 7 Things That Successful Women Do Differently and implement them into your own life!

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29 Life Lessons You Should Learn by 30

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Your thirties are just like your twenties except the recovery takes longer. Learn these valuable life lessons before you turn 30...
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Make These Four Agreements And Change Your Life

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Are you ready to change your life and experience more happiness and love? You can do so by making these agreements. It's never too late to change.
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Forgiveness: The Wonderful Psychological Perks — PsyBlog

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Studies show that being forgiving benefits mental and physical health.

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Why Are We So Busy?

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Since the 1930s, U.S. G.D.P. has grown, in real terms, by a factor of sixteen. Why hasn’t that wealth translated into more leisure time?

 

Once, we were warned about a future of overabundant leisure. Now we’re busy complaining about being busier than ever.

 

Illustration by Nishant Choksi.

 


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Most Work Conflicts Aren't Due to Personality

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Where you stand depends on where you sit.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 21, 2014 11:27 AM

As human beings evolved, our survival depended on being able to quickly identify and differentiate friend from foe, which meant making rapid judgments about the character and intentions of other people or tribes. Focusing on people rather than situations is faster and simpler, and focusing on a few attributes of people, rather than on their complicated entirety, is an additional temptation.

Nikki Streatfield's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:31 AM

Often conflict at work is far more complex than mere personality dynamics

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Solving the toughest variable:

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5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

We all spend three to four hours each day resisting desire. So what do people with remarkable willpower do differently?
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Are You A Visual Thinker? - YouTube

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You might be the next genius inventor of our time. GE and BuzzFeed celebrate Inventor's Month. Stay tuned for more videos on Invention and Inventors! Check o...

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Lisa Carey's curator insight, May 19, 2014 12:35 PM

a fun and informative look at people who have strengths as visual learners.

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4 Reasons Why Being Comfortable Isn’t a Good Thing

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We should all be comfortable, shouldn't we? Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable life.

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Pat Headley's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:06 AM

Well the answer may be obvious to most; yes of course everyone should have the right to a comfortable life. However comfort most often goes hand in hand with stagnation, in whatever your goals may be.  Inspired Living and Giving

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Why Daydreaming And Downtime Can Be Secrets To Innovation

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Sometimes you have to find creativity in a more roundabout way than attacking inspiration head-on.

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10 Cliche Truths About Life People Forget

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We tend to forget it from time to time, so much so that we start telling ourselves we lack confidence, self-esteem or courage to do what we want. Here are 10 cliche truths about life people forget

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Beyond Traditional And Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Weapon Of Great Innovators

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Through connectional intelligence, the best innovators use their relationships to drive their passions and never shy away from tough conversations...

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By harnessing connectional intelligence, you can expand your possibilities, elevate your ideas, and drive greater results. Ultimately, you become capable of joining the ranks of today’s best innovators and sharing their secret weapon.

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The Most Effective Strategies for Success

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Based on thousands of diagnostics, we're starting to know what really works.

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Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:33 PM

A great article with research taking a look at the impact of strategies that are most effective in successfully setting and reaching your goals.

The Impactful Strategies are listed in order of effect magnitude.

Interestingly Grit, or the persistence over the long haul is at the top of the list.

Accomplishing a goal, or achievement, is linked to two important character traits related to our well-being, Grit and Self-Control.

It is noted by Martin Seligman in his book

Flourish ( http://amzn.to/WXGuER ;),that Achievement is related to our skill and knowledge of a task, or pursuit. 

To leverage accomplishment, spend more time on the task. This will increase the skill and knowledge.

Some people have that natural ability, or skill/knowledge base. Do they also have the Grit and Self-Control to persist at an endeavor? 

It comes down to if you want it bad enough, have the will to push through the hardtimes and obstacles, you can achieve what you want.

 

You Don't Need to be the Sharpest Stick, You Just Need to Stick with it.

 

It is a Choice You Have.

Agnes Ng's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:47 AM

Learn the most impactful strategies for success. Besides this, take a quick Nine Things Diagnostics to learn your strengths and target your weaknesses. It would have a significant impact on success. 

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8 Signs It Is Time To Let Go

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Letting go isn't easy, but it can be done. Just keep these eight things in mind as signs to let go when you are trying to make a decision.
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12 Ways to Help Someone Change

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When a close friend is floundering, it's hard to know what to do. How do you help someone change without making them feel judged, disparaged or criticized?
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