Bond With Feeling

Bond With Feeling

If the world’s most secretive organisation is now publicly wearing emotional intelligence on its sleeve, then you had better do so too. Britain’s MI6 Secret Intelligence Service proudly claims: “Our work is all about people. This is a place where qualities like creativity, insight, curiosity, empathy and intuition are valued just as highly as intellectual   [ more » ]

(Don’t) “Let Me Explain”

(Don’t) “Let Me Explain”

If  you’re the kind of person who begins to glaze over as soon as your CEO raises a finger and utters the words: “let me explain,” then read on. In this blog  distributed via LinkedIn,  we look at the reasons why explaining can be quite different from truly communicating. Rapport, and not reporting back, is   [ more » ]

Visit Tito’s Charisma Island

Visit Tito’s Charisma Island

You wouldn’t expect to encounter much charisma while on a Mediterranean summer vacation. But there on a pine-covered island set in the startlingly blue waters of Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast, is an astonishing monument to a global-scale charismatic who transformed the world we now live in. Today Brijuni, or Brioni as it’s known in Italian,   [ more » ]

Charisma – or just a Comb-over?

Charisma – or just a Comb-over?

Donald Trump really should take our charisma test. The results will tell the US presidential contender what his real chances are of streaking past the gridlock of mainstream politics to make it all the way to the White House. To succeed, he’ll need to harness his extraordinary personal power to influence and transform mass opinion   [ more » ]

Ain’t Life a Pitch?

Ain’t Life a Pitch?

No matter what passport we hold, today we all live in Startup Nation. Startup Nation is much bigger than Israel, the subject of the eponymous 2009 book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer. There’s a rookie entrepreneur hiding inside everyone, just waiting to take his or her place in Silicon Valley or Silicon Roundabout, with   [ more » ]