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The fine Art of Leadership

 

"Helping people move into their purpose" 

 
Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

by James Runde, Harvard Business Review

 

Early in your career — whether it’s in banking, law, consulting or accounting — you will discover that all of your colleagues are as smart and hard working as you. You’ll learn that the key to being successful must be something else. Over my 40-year banking career, I’ve learned that the critical distinguishing factor for advancing in the professional services is emotional intelligence (EQ).

originally posted at Havard Business Review 

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Anatomy is Destiny
by Thays Cristina da Nóbrega Cunha

 

What if character, behaviour and life-course were pre-determined by biology? Would that make Freud's claim more acceptable? Probably not, as it would still undermine our sense of identity. We have long decided that it is for culture, not for science, to define who acts autonomously. The notion that we may lack agency challenges a core value of our society. We worship self-determination and independence way too much to just let any scientific discovery tell us otherwise.

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Heuristics, Convexity & Decision-Making

by Thays Cristina da Nóbrega Cunha

 

In 1972, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman first introduced the concept of heuristics as information-processing shortcuts that provide swift estimates. Not guaranteed to be perfect, but useful where finding an optimal solution is impossible or impractical, heuristics can speed up the process even if at the expense of completeness, accuracy, precision.

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É possível ser feliz no trabalho? 

by Claudia Gasparini, Exame.com

 

Encontrar alegria na carreira é um sonho antigo da humanidade. O filósofo chinês Confúcio (551 a.C.- 479 a.C) já arriscava um plano: “Busque um trabalho que você ame, e nunca mais terá que trabalhar um dia em sua vida”.

originally posted at Exame.com 

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How to Make Decisions Like a Neuroscientist

by Thays Cristina da Nóbrega Cunha

 

“Don’t let the voice of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become”  - Steve Jobs. 

Steve Jobs would follow his heart. What about a neuroscientist? Would she also follow her intuition?

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When the Moon is in the 7th House

by Thays Cristina da Nóbrega Cunha

 

While doing research for the final paper (“Psychopaths and Other Pathologically Egocentric People”) of my Neuroscience & Applied Psychology post-grad course I came across an interesting case. To be fair, all of them are. But this one gave me invaluable insight as to why psychopaths are like magnets to women in general and to some in particular. Freud explains … and so does astrology.

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Ten Deliberate Mental Strategies to Improve Decision-Making

by Thays Cristina da Nóbrega Cunha

 

In “Heuristics, Convexity & Decision-Making” I promised to write about mental strategies to improve decision-making. Well, here it is.

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