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Total Decision Making And Feeling Good, Bad And Indifferent

Understanding the emotional basis for your actions is one of the most important aspects of evolving as an effective leader and decision maker. Being fully grounded in your feelings allows for objective, fact-based decisiveness, an attribute possessed by all successful leaders. This relationship between our emotions and decision making was the subject of scientific study…

How Your Emotions Influence Your Decisions

According to Herbert Simon, American Nobel Laureate scientist, “In order to have anything like a complete theory of human rationality, we have to understand what role emotion plays in it.” As Dr. Simon and others have pointed out, emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the outcome of a large number of decisions we are…

The Benefits Of Expressing Your Emotions

When we hear the question, “How are you?” our instinctive response is, “I’m fine” — in spite of the fact that we may not be fine at all. Our society’s custom and practice is to mask how we’re really feeling and respond with the standard, glib answer. But what if you went against expectations and…

How Do You Perceive Your Emotional Intelligence?

To begin our examination of emotional intelligence, let’s imagine an iceberg. The visible part of the iceberg, which we know is just the small upper tip of it, represents your cognitive intelligence, or IQ. The much larger, underwater part represents your emotional intelligence, or EQ. While we all know about the importance of IQ, recent…

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