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In a Nutshell: Emotional Intelligence (Goleman Model)

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is now firmly established in business as a term that, for many professionals, replaces “people skills” and “soft skills.” EI came into the public spotlight when Daniel Goleman published “Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More Than IQ” in 1995; however, the study of different forms of intelligence began long before the book.
Aug 18, 2015

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Disney Brings EQ to the Big Screen

Character's Emotional Growth Part of Film's Metaphorical Journey. We can’t experience true joy until we’ve experienced true sadness. This is when we learn empathy, the pathway to emotional maturity.

Jul 13, 2015

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Coaching Assignment: Resolving Conflict at a Law Firm

This case study presents a coaching assignment for resolving conflict at a law firm. In this case study, the DISC behavioural assessment and the Workplace Motivators assessment were applied. The lessons learnt could be transferred to other similar situations where coaching is needed. 

Jun 20, 2015

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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19 Fascinating Facts About Human Psychology & Behaviour

  1. Publicly announcing your goals makes you less likely to succeed. In a TED Talk with more than 3 million views, Derek Silvers "presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them." Source.
May 11, 2015

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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In a Nutshell: 6 Thinking Hats (Edward de Bono)

Edward de Bono is best known for his book Six Thinking Hats published in 1985. As a leading author on thinking, creativity and problem solving, de Bono coined the term “lateral thinking”, has written over 40 books, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and has held faculty appointments at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Harvard.

May 7, 2015

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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Case Study: How to Save $800K in Staff Turnover

The following article is part of our series on case studies, which highlights specific examples of consultants, managers and HR professionals from around the world who are using the TTISI assessments to improve performance and lower costs.

May 5, 2015

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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DISC: One of the Most Popular Team Building Tools

Managing relationships is a necessary and vital skill in business. The ability to work well with people of different backgrounds and personalities, with diverse strengths and weaknesses, can make work both intellectually complex and emotionally challenging.

Apr 16, 2015

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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In a Nutshell: Servant Leadership

While the idea behind servant leadership is not new and can be found in writings that date back thousands of years, the term “servant leadership” itself was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf (1904–1990) in “The Servant as Leader,” an essay he first published in 1970.

Mar 30, 2015

Topics: Leadership- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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