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Foreword by Jeff Thomson, President and CEO at Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Why did they title it Giraffes of Technology?  In 21st-Century business, especially in the United States, organizations and their leaders often embrace a top-down, autocratic style in the quest to achieve short-term gains (e.q., quarterly profits for shareholders). Yet many studies in the area of servant leadership show that a nurturing, empathetic, and values-oriented approach creates …

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Evaluating Emotional Intelligence

This is an article from Harvard Business Review about Evaluating Emotional Intelligence (EI) the idea in practice. Understanding Emotional Intelligence (EI) Components: EI Component:  Self-awareness Definition: Knowing one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and goals–and their impact on others. Hallmarks: Self-confidence, Realistic self-assignment, Self-deprecating sense of humor, and Thirst for constructive criticism.  Example: A manager knows tight deadlines …

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This Algorithm is Quickly Clearing Old Marijuana Convictions in San Francisco

The article is written by the author Adele Peters, who is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley.   BY ADELE PETERS Now that weed …

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How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Toxic People

A 21st-century article below from Dr. Travis Bradberry, Ph.D. who was an award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the co-founder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.  “Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact …

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An Open Letter to My College-Bound Son During The Age of Disruption

A unique letter (wrote to her child) by Clar Rosso, Executive Vice President-Engagement and Learning Innovation, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Clar Rosso in focused on how work is changing, industries are being disrupted, artificial intelligence is improving, and more tasks are becoming automated, and innovation is increasing. She also wrote to her son about …

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Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving by Ron Carucci in Harvard Business Review

“It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. With with best intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness …

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