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Understanding Differences as a Sign of Intelligent and Scientific Thinking

The ability to understand differences between similar objects has always been a sign of intelligence . Science itself is based on the idea of investigating the differences and similarities of objects to create a full picture of a phenomenon . When done well , we can create hypotheses , models and theories that help to explain and predict our environment . Our adaptation and full development as a person is based on recognizing and appreciating differences . Simplicity and definiteness make for great followers but hardly constitutes leadership . Intelligent people look deeper at issues to see if they can find differences or similarities that help them understand and create working models to use in other places . Persons who lack the will to put forward effort , or the faculty of intelligence , to understand complex ideas jump to quick conclusions . The issue of categorization is a significant

Developing Global Cultural Intelligence in Multinational Firms

Organizations that work within multiple-countries have varying cultures and subgroups within their working populations. As multi-national firms become more common it is necessary for leaders to develop a level of cultural intelligence in order to function effectively with people of varying backgrounds. A team of researchers Rockstuhl, et. al. (2011) investigated an elusive concept that has been gaining attention called cultural intelligence. Where IQ helps one solve problems and emotional intelligence (EI) encourages inter-personal relations, cultural intelligence (EQ) may impact international leadership effectiveness. Changing environments require changes in the skill set of leaders. Due to these changes the careful selection, grooming, and development of leaders within the global economy are necessary to meet new challenges (Avolio, et, al., 2009). Despite this need, most leadership literature has been focused on domestic leadership skills without emphasis on decisions with

Book Review: The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, by Daniel Goleman

Dr Daniel Goleman, a scholar and a scientist, with a passion for emotional intelligence and applying it to different disciplines has published an update on some of the research that is being done in the field of emotional intelligence. Goleman has posted the question: “Is emotional intelligence distinct from IQ?”   “Now brain researchers have identified distinct circuitry for emotional intelligence in a landmark study” by Reuven Bar-on. This study provides convincing proof that EI is located in a distinct area in the brain, different from IQ (Goleman, 2011). Social Brain Goleman (2011) also wrote about the social brain.   A study was done between doctors and their patients during psychotherapy sessions. What was found was that there is a physiology of rapport.   Three elements of rapport exist:   1) “paying full attention” (p. 57), 2) “being in synch non-verbally” (p. 57), and 3) “micro-flow, an interpersonal high” or a positive feeling (p. 57). “These moments of interpers