Friday, October 31, 2014

The person that is within all of us ..............

The person 
that is within all of us 
is beautiful. 

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk


Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Call it Grant vs. Goleman. Two academic heavyweights face off on a topic that every student of leadership and HR cares — or at least hears — a lot about: emotional intelligence. Wharton professor Adam Grant kicks it off with a LinkedIn blog post, “Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated,” arguing that “it’s a mistake to base hiring or promotion decisions on it” and that “even in emotionally demanding work, when it comes to job performance, cognitive ability still proves more consequential than emotional intelligence.” Daniel Goleman, the psychologist credited with coining the term EI (and, full disclosure, a friend), issues his rebuttal, “Let’s Not Underrate Emotional Intelligence,” questioning the specific assessment of EI used by Grant, and referring to the various studies conducted by “The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence.” And the comments fly.
I have huge respect for both men, and I’m not an academic. But as a privileged practitioner, who has helped companies around the world make sound hiring and promotion decisions for the past three decades, I thought I would offer my perspective to the debate. Working as an executive search consultant at Egon Zehnder, I’ve personally led more than 500 senior appointments and been involved in many more, interviewing more than 20,000 candidates. And, as the leader of our firm’s management appraisal practice, professional development, and intellectual capital creation, I’ve also carefully studied various assessment approaches and their performance impact.
My conclusion about emotional intelligence based on this experience? I can’t emphasize enough the crucial importance of EI-based competencies for success in leadership roles.
Back in the late 1990s I did my first quantitative analysis on the subject, using information on 250 managers I had personally hired or recommended for promotion to our clients, mostly in Latin America in those days. I analyzed the correlation of three main candidate variables (experience, IQ, and emotional intelligence) with the person’s performance once on the job and was amazed with the results. When the appointees excelled in experience and IQ but had low emotional intelligence, their failure rate was as high as 25%. However, those people with high emotional intelligence combined with at least one of the other two factors (experience or IQ) only failed in 3%-4% of the cases. In other words, emotional intelligence coupled with high IQ or very relevant experience was a very strong predictor of success. However, highly intelligent or experienced candidates who lacked emotional intelligence were more likely to flame out.
My colleagues soon replicated this analysis for many different geographies and highly diverse cultures, including Japan and Germany, and the results were similar everywhere. People are hired for IQ and experience and fired for failing to manage themselves and others well.
Since then, our firm has continued to use candidate assessment and performance data to develop our competency model, which guides us in our executive search and appraisal work across 69 offices. While some of the attributes and skills that have proven to be necessary for success at the top are indeed mainly cognitive, such as strategic orientation or market insight, most of them are based on emotional intelligence, including results orientation, customer impact, collaboration and influencing, developing organizational capability, team leadership, and change leadership. In my teaching at Harvard’s graduate program on talent management, I’ve met hundreds of leaders from successful corporations all over the world and, without exception, the vast majority of the competencies they use to select and develop leaders are also based on emotional intelligence.
I agree with Adam that EI is no panacea. Neither is IQ, or any other variable. As I explain in my most recent book, the right candidates need to be clever in the traditional IQ sense, but also have the right values, the right conditions for portability, and the right competency fit for the job.
Potential for growth is also critical, as I emphasized in this June 2014 HBR article. Interestingly, however, the hallmarks of potential — the right motivation, curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination — are also heavily based on emotional intelligence. To adapt to changing circumstances, you’ll require much more than just IQ.
In sum, you can choose to ignore EI — but make sure you understand the risks.

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#Damaged as a #child

As a bud of a flower 
can be damaged 
by hostile forces 
so can humans in bud 
be damaged by 
their environment 
the humans in it.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

£5million drive to help tackle inactivity in England

£5million drive to help tackle inactivity in England

Sport England has announced that it will launch a new fund to help tackle inactivity in early December 2014. 
Groups with projects designed to get inactive people more physically active through sport will be able to bid for a share of a new £5million National Lottery fund.

The online application portal for submitting a project for Get Healthy Get Active Fundingwill open on 3 December 2014. 
In the meantime, Sport England has created a version of the application form to give potential applicants a preview of the questions that will be part of the application process. 
It lists the questions and guidance that will be given on the online portal application form when it opens to aid applicants in planning their project.

Low #self-esteem: I thought I was fat and not worthy #NicoleScherzinger

Low self-esteem: 
I thought I was fat 
not worthy

She told Cosmopolitan that at the age of 27 she told herself that she would lose everything if she didn’t love herself.
“I’m never letting that happen again; you only get one life,” she said, describing the illness as once being her “drug” and “addiction”, perpetuated “through this cycle of disordered eating”.
Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of youth charity YMCA England told The Independent: “Nicole Scherzinger’s comments show that body confidence is an issue which affects everyone.
“It is so important that celebrities and high profile figures, stand up and help challenge the myths of ‘perfect bodies’ and ‘perfect looks’ which hold so much influence with young people.
“Through our campaigning, we hope to help everyone be real about body confidence.”

The YMCA has partnered with Dove to launch a campaign called Be Real: Body Confidence for Everyone, to help challenge attitudes around body image and the physical and psychological impacts that low confidence has on health.
Research published earlier this week by the Be Real campaign found that 16 million people in the UK  are depressed due to the way they perceive their looks, while 1.6 million have an eating disorder.
Unrealistic perceptions of an 'ideal body' were also leading people into an unhealthy spiral of short-term dieting, depression and cosmetic intervention.
On Monday the campaign launched Body Confidence Week.

Scherzinger, in promoting her new album, said that just because a person’s life may look perfect, doesn’t necessarily mean it is: “Everyone always has these pre-conceived notions — that you’re glamorous, you don’t have any problems, you don’t have any issues, and we all battle with our own issues.”

The former Pussycat Doll is releasing her new record, Big Fat Lie, this week, and writing it felt like “therapy” she told the Evening Standard.
She added that it’s “honest and authentic”, after journeying to a place in her life in which she can openly discuss things that she hadn’t before.
“Hopefully people can feel like they can relate to it”, she said, while also noting that “not everyone’s perfect”.
Earlier this year Scherzinger, 36, described her struggle with bulimia in her 20s, saying that she was “miserable on the inside” despite the glitz and success that she oozed on the outside.


#YMCA BOOK for Body Mind Spirit

Blob Tree Tools for Body*Mind*Spirit 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What you doing Pip?

What am I doing?
I am creating experiences
to stimulate human development.
Humans becoming.

I use BlobTree Tools to do this
and clips from movies
experiential exercises all which stretch.
ALL which get the gathered to communicate 
more openly
more authentically
more learning
more deep breathing
more sensitivity
more awareness
more skills.

It is beautiful
to get everyone learning from one another.
We all have so much to offer.
That's my job.

Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable
so some of what I facilitate is stretch
always affirmative
always about personal development 
and the same for others.

The world is in need of lovers.
The planet
and the people.

That't what I do.

I make mistakes.Always falling short of my own aims.
Sometimes not meeting human needs because
is fighting a battle
that we will never know about.

We can't help to meet needs unless we can get close


Conniepops on half term holidays

#Grandad Pip

Your behaviour is not UNIQUE. #YouAreUnique #YouAreBeautiful

Your behaviour is not UNIQUE. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEW #iPad going cheap - several available

Hi All,

If you are interested in getting an iPad I can get hold of them through a contact. 

These are legal, not off the back of a truck,
they are from a cancelled Hospital contract 
due to the Government cutbacks.

The numbers are limited - 
I have twenty iPads going for less than half price so it's first come first served.

I have already sold one 
(photo is attached below so you can see what you are getting).

Get back to me as quick as you can if you want one. 
Full specification as below.


#JamesBlake an hour + of music for you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Journey of life from birth through to death - a #BlobTree Tool

Blob Life

Paperback, 118 Pages 
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Blob Life is another book in the catalogue of photocopiable resources produced by Ian Long and Pip Wilson. 
This book looks at the journey of life which we all take from birth through to death and beyond.
It covers many of the aspects of life using key aspects - birthdays, families, death, driving, shopping, holidays, school, home etc. 
Each pair of pages has a set of questions to use with the photocopiable images.
At the start is an introduction which explains how to use the images to open up your group. 
It has been used with ages from 4 to 90.