Wisdom Book

Wisdom Book

I think that this book is remarkable ….It arrived today! Andrew Zuckerman has created this Wisdom Book. Highly original, beautiful and fresh. Take a...

Empathy: Finding Common Ground

Was working on an empathy workshop yesterday. Is that why the news seemed relevant? The cordial meeting of our current and soon-to-be first lady shows me how differences are overcome when we recognize our shared humanity. Reports said that during the meeting of these...

Apricot Jam in KL

I’m in Kuala Lumpur eating breakfast in Times Square looking out over the city.  All week I’ve been eating spicy Asian food, and today I take some toast with apricot jam.  Taking a bite, I’m swept into homesickness and longing for the green gold...

Disciplined Work in an Impatient World

Did an EI program today. While the bulk of the day flowed with excitement and laughter, our group did have some problems working through the 6 second videocamera exercise. This analytical tool can help a participant explore the costs and benefits of our behavior...

Emotional Empathy

I was chatting with a colleague this week about empathy, thought you might appreciate this distinction: There are two parts of empathy.  “In” and “Out.”  AKA “Awareness” and “Response.”  AKA “Cognitive” and...

I’m not a brain scientist but….

I’ve been thinking about mirror neurons after seeing a wonderful video at the PBS/Nova site. These specialized brain cells help us relate to our surroundings and other people. Mirror cells build empathy and connection. They are activated when we watch and listen to...
Mark Johnson on Emotional Education

Mark Johnson on Emotional Education

In today’s Guardian Mark Johnson has written an article entitled Forget Sats: lesson one is a basic emotional education. It is very interesting to read Mark’s thoughts on the subject, as his school experience was difficult. He is author of Wasted, which...
Headroom

Headroom

The BBC have launched a new campaign called Headroom which aims to promote wellbeing widely. There are programmes, questionnaires, information of particular difficulties such as OCD and AHDH and depression. Well worth a look. Well done BBC. “Life is full of ups...
Making the Invisible Visible

Making the Invisible Visible

    This week I am fortunate to be in California with 6 Seconds. Friday and Saturday was the Choose to Change conference in San Jose which saw emotional intelligence practitioners gather to share their work, experiences and research. I am a huge fan of technology, but...

EQ Reflection: Monuments

Due to the foibles of flight schedules, I had some unexpected downtime in DC, and found myself wandering the Mall. I don’t think I’ve been here since I was in eighth grade, and it made a very different impression on me now. I suspect that the first time, I...
Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

The 2008 Pop!Tech conference runs from the 23 – 25 October. This year their theme is Scarcity and Abundance which should be really fascinating. If you want a taste of what was presented last year I highly recommend watching Jessica Flannery who is the co-founder...