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Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

eLearningworld News Professor Joseph LeDoux at New York University and Richard Brown, professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that: “Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.” In other words, emotions are a response to what our brain receives and collects and not some form of … Continue reading

Storytelling – communication with a human multidimensional touch

Pure information is one-dimensional and often lacks the ability to ensure the receiver of the accuracy of what is communicated. Since such computer-like data is really boring and does not form bridges to engagement. The solution is that you need something to satisfy the audience’s emotional intelligence, which means your information should become multidimensional in order to humanize the information. This is where your storytelling begins. As Annette Simmons writes: “An image says more than … Continue reading

Latest News: Emotional Intelligence key to a successful Working Life

eLearningworld News from US Let your senses guide you, embrace self-awareness/adaptability, collaboration/collegiality and empathy, in other words, use your emotional intelligence (EQ), and success in your working life will come your way. These are the advice in Harvard Business Review by James Runde, the author of the book UNEQUALED, with 40 years of experience from Morgan Stanley, today as  vice chairman. He writes: “Without EQ, it’s likely that you will be your firm’s “best-kept secret” … Continue reading

Latest News: Emotional Intelligence is the Engine of the Customer’s Journey

eLearningworld News from US Desire to feel a sense of belonging, to succeed in life or to feel secure is some of the emotional motivators that connect the customers to a brand and to make them finishing a purchase and keep coming back. Research published in Harvard Business Review shows that such emotional motivators are more important than customer satisfaction, since if you got this far in the process satisfaction is usually already high. The … Continue reading

Latest News: Good leaders have high Emotional Intelligence, but how do you find them?

eLearningworld News from US Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, introducing in Harvard Business Review a method to hire people with high emotional intelligence. Forget personality tests they only measure exactly what they say they do, namely personality. Self-reporting tests will neither tell you anything about emotional intelligence. Annie McKee’s solution instead is to get references and actually talk to them and also interview the job-seeker from the prerequisites of emotional … Continue reading

Latest News: Human skills versus Robot skills

eLearningworld News from the World “Humans are underrated” is the title of a new book by the journalist Geoff Colvin, which focus on how robots taking over jobs that traditionally has been in the hands of humans. And in which fields humans still outperform robots. The title of the book gives a clue that these fields are many and important where the answer is targeted at the nature of humans. As technology development advances not … Continue reading

Intrinsic Motivation Part 3: Driving-forces and eLearning

Cognitive science shows that the more senses that are involved when you are learning the more you remember. With this conclusion a well-developed eLearning environment will become a perfect starting-point for learning. This is improved by the prospects of developing content that besides qualitative knowledge-creation also intend to empower the intrinsic motivation. Emotional intelligence Peter Gärdenfors, professor of Cognitive Science, writes in his book ”The desire to understand” (In Swedish: Lusten att förstå) that there is … Continue reading