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Quiz: Does Your Job Require High Or Low Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 March, 2017 Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

Uber's CEO Wants To 'Grow Up' -- Here's 3 Ways He Can Start


By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the video of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick getting into a heated argument with Fawzi Kamel, one of his company’s drivers. And you’ve likely followed Uber’s other problems over the past 3 months; from #DeleteUber to a former software engineer’s scathing blog post about Uber’s sexual harassment problems to Uber’s head of engineering resigning Monday after Uber learned about sexual harassment complaints from his former employer.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 21 March, 2017 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Always and Never

Interview questions and answers are critical to hiring success, and one thing we want to be careful of when we’re talking about interview questions and answers is not hiring people who say the words “always” and “never” a lot. Here's why.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 March, 2017 Behavioral Interview Questions, Hiring for Attitude, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Increase Your Emotional Intelligence By Watching Television

Increase Emotional IntelligenceMomma always told me that watching television and movies would rot my brain. Well, now I’ve got a great counter-argument to that, because there’s an exercise for developing emotional intelligence that involves watching television.
Emotional intelligence is just as important as traditional intelligence.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 17 March, 2017 Emotional Intelligence, Forbes | 0 comments | Read more →

4 Signs That You're Too Power Hungry

Power HungryMost executives I study are driven by power or achievement (or some combination of the two). Power-driven people want to be in charge and they want authority to make decisions that will impact others. By contrast, achievement-driven people are more thrilled by accomplishing difficult tasks, even if no one else notices.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 March, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: "How's It Going?"

Posted by Mark Murphy on 15 March, 2017 Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: How Do You Personally Feel About Change?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 March, 2017 Change Management, Quizzes | 0 comments | Read more →

You Actually Can Teach Employees How To Have A Great Attitude

Teaching attitude is something that a lot of leaders give up on before they even try. They say “Pat just is the way he is. He’s a little cranky, and he’s a little sarcastic, but I can’t do much about that.” But when you look at great leaders, they do teach attitude, and so can you.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 March, 2017 Forbes, Hiring for Attitude, Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Bad Presentations

Bad PresentationHere’s a different kind of communication skills tip: If you give enough presentations, eventually you will have one not go well. You will have one go off the rails. Now, when most people do this, they have this feeling that I just have to power through no matter how bad this is, no matter how much sweat is pouring down my back, and how irritated and annoyed the audience is. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 March, 2017 Communication Skills, Presentations, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

This Neurological Trick Makes Your Presentations Twice As Memorable


Memorable PresentationsGiven the huge amounts of information most of us have to cram into our presentations, getting people to remember everything is a tall order.
Now, we all have different presentation styles and different ways of making our message memorable. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 March, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Presentations, Research | 0 comments | Read more →
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  • Quiz: Does Your Job Require High Or Low Emotional Intelligence?
  • Uber's CEO Wants To 'Grow Up' -- Here's 3 Ways He Can Start

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the video of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick getting into a heated argument with Fawzi Kamel, one of his company’s drivers. And you’ve likely followed Uber’s... Read more →

  • Video: Always and Never

      Interview Questions And Answers: Warning Signals In The InterviewInterview questions and answers are critical to hiring success, and one thing we want to be careful of when we’re talking about interview questions and answers is not hiring people who... Read more →