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.
  • 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
  • Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door. Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: […] 7 min read February 5, 2017
  • How Smart People Handle Difficult People Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting, […] 10 min read February 2, 2017
  • Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot. When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost focus on what really matters. But focusing on life’s fundamental […] 8 min read January 30, 2017
  • Unmistakable Habits Of Unlikeable People Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence […] 8 min read January 25, 2017
  • Stupid Workplace Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted to respond with a new rule that […] 6 min read January 22, 2017
  • How To Crush Your Goals In 2017 For many of us, 2017 will begin with a promise—a promise that this is the year we will accomplish that which has eluded us. Often it’s the everyday things that prove most difficult—managing your schedule, treating people the way you ought to, and keeping things in perspective when chaos is at hand. The sad truth […] 8 min read January 1, 2017
  • Core Beliefs Of Great Bosses Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish. Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great […] 5 min read December 26, 2016
  • Why Smart People Don’t Multitask You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well be damaging an area of your brain that’s critical to your future success […] 4 min read December 25, 2016
  • These Buzzwords Make Smart People Look Stupid At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re taking place on another planet: “Listen Ray, I don’t have the bandwidth for […] 3 min read December 14, 2016
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