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Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
"Most leaders who take the test are surprised they 'don't have it all.'"

Via Christine Heine, AlGonzalezinfo
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This is all about self-awareness. The degree to which people have this, or not, varies greatly. But the good news is that self-awareness can be developed. How? By gradually building understanding of self and why we do what we do, behave as we do, react the way we do and what causese these. In this way we can then begin to control and manage our emotions more effectively.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:19 PM

Very interesting... Can this be a sign of changing times? Fascinating read, thanks Christine!

 

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Before Yale can determine whether the test can help them enhance the admissions process, the results first have to prove that it can predict certain outcomes. For now, Yale's School of Management and School of Medicine are allowing applicants the option to take the test, then they will study the results in a few years to determine whether using the applicant's emotional intelligence quotient would have "led to different results, predicted problems, or predicted unusual achievement."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/yales-emotional-intelligence-assessment-2013-5#ixzz2TPyl7UtX

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:50 PM

Does this turn Emotional Intelligence into a cognitive exercise.

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The Science of Practice: What Happens When You Learn a New Skill

The Science of Practice: What Happens When You Learn a New Skill | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
You've heard the expression “practice makes perfect” a million times, and you've probably read Malcolm Gladwell's popular “10,000 hours” theory. But how does practice actually affect the brain?

Via Elysian Training
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I think this is very interesting article. I was listening to a mini interview on the radio yesterday with an author who has just written a book about the first 20 hours - the book demonstrates how you can learn just about anything to quite a competent level if you can keep at it for 20 hours practice....

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» You Can’t Change Others: Letting People Be - World of Psychology

» You Can’t Change Others: Letting People Be - World of Psychology | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, as I was sitting with some friends over dinner, there were multiple times when a lot of “shoulds” circulated through the conversation.

Via Luis Valdes
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So true and so hard to do because we see everything from our own perspective and paradigm and expect everyone else to...

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Emma Sue Prince's comment, May 17, 2013 1:03 AM
So true and so hard to do because we see everything from our own perspective and paradigm and expect everyone else to...
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The art of mindfulness: What is it and how do you do it?

The art of mindfulness: What is it and how do you do it? | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
News, style and advice for professional women through the filter of success (Looking for a way to be more attentive and fully present all aspects of your life?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 2, 9:11 PM

I don't think it is sitting on your desk, but the article is an easy read with straightforward description.

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The 21st century skill students most lack

The 21st century skill students most lack | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham identifies what he thinks is the 21st century skill that young people lack the most. (RT @MarianMallon1: Interesting read.

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I think that attention spans are shorter and shorter aided by how we use technology. We think it's multi-tasking but it's not - it's just shifting attention from one thing to another. Also, this starts to impact our brain as the brain is plastic will simply respond shaping its ability to focus attention. So trainers and teachers need to find new ways to work with this - experiential learning can be key here.

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Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
"Most leaders who take the test are surprised they 'don't have it all.'"

Via Christine Heine, AlGonzalezinfo
Emma Sue Prince's insight:

This is all about self-awareness. The degree to which people have this, or not, varies greatly. But the good news is that self-awareness can be developed. How? By gradually building understanding of self and why we do what we do, behave as we do, react the way we do and what causese these. In this way we can then begin to control and manage our emotions more effectively.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:19 PM

Very interesting... Can this be a sign of changing times? Fascinating read, thanks Christine!

 

From the article:

 

Before Yale can determine whether the test can help them enhance the admissions process, the results first have to prove that it can predict certain outcomes. For now, Yale's School of Management and School of Medicine are allowing applicants the option to take the test, then they will study the results in a few years to determine whether using the applicant's emotional intelligence quotient would have "led to different results, predicted problems, or predicted unusual achievement."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/yales-emotional-intelligence-assessment-2013-5#ixzz2TPyl7UtX

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:50 PM

Does this turn Emotional Intelligence into a cognitive exercise.

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Do Nothing for 2 Minutes

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
I just did nothing for 2 minutes. Can you?

Via Brenda Bentley
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Brilliant - try it!

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Brenda Bentley's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:29 AM

Take 2 minutes and just sit and be still. Can you do it? Are you addicted to distraction? #mindfulmoment

Emma Sue Prince's comment, May 17, 2013 6:21 AM
This is brilliant! Thank you
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Seven Self Improvement Tips That Will Make A Difference!

Seven Self Improvement Tips That Will Make A Difference! | Soft skills and personal development training | Scoop.it
For people who have been through it and experienced it, they can tell you that self-improvement is a journey. It all depends on where one is starting from. The most necessary thing though is gettin...
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These are useful tips, easy enough to implement and important enough to share!

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Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast

David Sillito tried mindfulness meditation and talks about his experience & an interview with Dr Danny Penman. From the BBC 4th January 2012: This is time of...

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Interesting clip on the benefits of mindfulness - makes your brain healthier and fitter and you happier!

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The importance of developing optimism

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The Advantage Book - The 7 soft skills and the need for developing optimism
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Things can only get better.... We just need to rethink happiness. It can be right now and not something forever in the future. We do need to relax and let go more - not always easy when there's so much gloom and doom about! I often find I am holding tension about something, someone or a situation - all stuff I generally have no control over anyway - when I relax and let go, I immediately feel a sense of peace.

Happiness should be about rewarding work, a strong network of friends and family, good health - all things we can do something about in the here and now....

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