Age Only Counts If You Are A Cheese

Age Only Counts If You Are A Cheese

…(Or A Bottle of Wine)   When I was little, I remember people saying, “Oh no, she can’t do it. She’s too old.” Or, ‘Let’s ask somebody younger. She’ll have more energy.” Fifteen years ago, when we were both 56, Karen Stone-McCown and I (yes, I got her permission to say that ) started Six […]

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SHRM HR News: Wisdom not automatic benefit of age

Study: Wisdom not automatic benefit of age By Kathy Gurchiek, 2/20/07 In the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, the character played by the actress Kathy Bates is stunned when two young women in a red VW zip into an empty parking space at the grocery, stealing a spot that she had patiently waited to claim. “Hey, […]

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With Age Comes Wisdom? Emotional Intelligence Through the Years

With Age Comes Wisdom? Emotional Intelligence Through the Years

More about this… The new White Paper by the Six Seconds EQ Network found that there is a correlation between age and emotional intelligence — but it’s slight and not true for all parts of EQ. Previous research by BarOn and Salovey & Mayer also showed that EQ increases with age. What’s new here is […]

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Emotional Intelligence and Age

I just finished posting new research on emotional intelligence and age. This study started in a workshop where we were talking about Noble Goals. In our model, the “capstone” competence of emotional intelligence is Pursue Noble Goals — there are two reasons: 1. When we engage in the pursuit of purpose we are less defensive […]

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