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.
  • Ten Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often […] 9 min read February 18, 2018
  • Nine 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 17, 2018
  • Ten Things Smart People Never Say At Their Workplace There are some things you simply never want to say at work. These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true. Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out. I’m not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color […] 7 min read January 28, 2018
  • Ten Things Great Bosses Do Every Day We’ve all heard the adage, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there’s a ton. In one study, 61% of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for […] 7 min read January 27, 2018
  • 13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that’s far from the case. Our judgments are often inaccurate because the brain relies on cognitive biases over hard evidence. […] 7 min read January 21, 2018
  • Eight Paradoxical Habits Of Wildly Successful People You know what they say about opinions—everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google “characteristics of successful people.” Some of the results will undoubtedly point to the famous Marshmallow Study at Stanford, which demonstrated that the ability to delay gratification is a key component of success. But that’s far […] 6 min read January 14, 2018
  • Five Rude Emails You Send Without Realizing It Even the most likable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art. During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture in order to fit the mood of what you’re conveying. You […] 6 min read January 13, 2018
  • The Nine Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are certain behaviors that instantly change the way people see you and forever cast you in a negative light. We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work. Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through […] 7 min read January 7, 2018
  • Six Toxic Thoughts Successful People Quarantine Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break your career. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity or help you turn that misstep into something productive. Negative self-talk is unrealistic, unnecessary, and self-defeating. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral that is difficult to pull out […] 4 min read December 24, 2017
  • Seven Toxic Bosses You Should Avoid Like the Plague Difficult bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees. The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and television, but when you actually work for one, there’s nothing funny about it. Bad bosses cause irrevocable damage by hindering your performance and creating unnecessary stress. […] 12 min read December 2, 2017
  • How To Make Yourself Work When You’re Not In The Mood Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they could have easily […] 8 min read November 18, 2017
  • 8 Things Smart People Never Reveal About Themselves At Work At work, sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight. Trouble is, you can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues. Doing so is tricky because […] 6 min read November 12, 2017