Emotional Intelligence continues to rear its head.

I’m linking to a couple of pieces written by Travis Bradberry, the gentleman who wrote Emotional Intelligence 2.o.  I’m curious to see if he equates success to wealth, as Daniel Goleman seemed to in his book, Emotional Intelligence.  I still need to run down the connection between the two authors, see what history and influence they may have shared.  And, of course, read Bradberry’s book.  That said, the two articles I’m linking to are largely for my benefit, as an aid to remind myself of best mental practices.  I’ve found, independently of any particular book or article, that the mindset that he talks about is largely a very positive one.  I refuse to say that it guarantees success in any form, but I’ve certainly found it preferable to other approaches.

How successful people stay calm

Nine things successful people won’t do


By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.


  1. I don’t believe that success is wealth, personally. That was the major point of discussion back in a communications class I had in college regarding Daniel Golman’s book. Although a lot of what he had to write regarding emotional intelligence was interesting and valid, his proof of concept seemed to rely on holding up wealthy individuals as the model for success. i.e. Computers are good industry to work in, here is my example, Bill Gates… That kind of reasoning. EQ=Success=Wealth. I won’t argue that many wealthy people possess the attributes that Goleman wrote about, but I don’t hold that as the definition of success.

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