Travis Bradberry Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, emotional intelligence training, and emotional intelligence certification, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.
  • 9 Things Smart People Won’t Do My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional […] 7 min read April 23, 2017
  • 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control. If […] 12 min read April 11, 2017
  • 10 Habits of Super Likeable Leaders If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of. When […] 6 min read April 9, 2017
  • 6 Honest Mistakes That Can Get You Fired There are so many things that can get good, hard-working people fired. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. A recent study from the ePolicy Institute surveyed more than 300 companies and found that a third of them have fired employees for the misuse of company technology. Companies are so worried about employee abuse of technology […] 5 min read April 7, 2017
  • 8 Powerful Habits Of Profoundly Influential People Influential people have a profound impact on everyone they encounter. Yet, they achieve this only because they exert so much influence inside, on themselves. We see only their outside. We see them innovate, speak their mind, and propel themselves forward toward bigger and better things. And, yet, we’re missing the best part. The confidence and […] 4 min read March 25, 2017
  • Do You Lead Or Do You Follow Leadership is the art of persuasion—the act of motivating people to do more than they ever thought possible in pursuit of a greater good. It has nothing to do with your title. It has nothing to do with authority or seniority. You’re not a leader just because you have people reporting to you. And you […] 7 min read March 19, 2017
  • 10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee When we make mistakes, it can be hard […] 9 min read March 12, 2017
  • 10 Things That Make A Boss Great To Work For TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that the best bosses have a lot in common. In particular, 90% of them are skilled at managing their emotions in order to stay focussed, calm, and productive. These folks have high emotional intelligence (EQ), a skill set that’s critical to achieving your […] 6 min read March 2, 2017
  • How To Get A Raise Without Asking For One We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions can be few and far between. You’re putting the work in, so why aren’t you getting rewarded? The answer is simple: you don’t get promoted for fulfilling […] 6 min read February 25, 2017
  • The 38 Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes I Know No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best. Here are 38 of my absolute favourites: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa “I’ve learned that people will forget what […] 5 min read February 19, 2017
  • The Daily Habits Of Exceptional Leaders One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These […] 9 min read February 16, 2017
  • How Smart People Work Less And Get More Done Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do. A new study from Stanford shows that they are on to something. The study found that productivity per hour […] 7 min read February 8, 2017
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