Satistics, Stigma, and Sanism: A Public Health Warning About the “Perfect Storm” Heading Toward America’s Legal Profession
Is the bar nearly broken? Recently released findings from the most robust research study to date of the behavioral health of nearly thirteen thousand lawyers from nineteen states show some very disturbing facts about the American legal profession. Called for in 1990, and therefore long overdue, this empirical study conducted by the ABA and the […]
Happy, happy, happy….* Pursuing pleasant emotions and avoiding unpleasant emotions, just like the melody and lyrics of the very popular “happy” song will make you believe, can help us adapt and succeed most of the time. But, optimizing well-being also involves more than just maximizing pleasure. We must optimize our emotional experience.
Thought leaders in […]
This post reviews and recommends to lawyers, judges, and other professionals and their organizations The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions – And What To Do About It, by Henry L. (Dick) Thompson, PhD, a leading authority on stress, emotional intelligence, and leadership. This unique book concerns the impact of stress on decision-making and why […]
This post concerns professional development. The lesson plan includes learning and using three concepts. If lawyers will purpose in their hearts to THINK better, use some simple rules from a place called “Kids Country”, and apply the RULER method in their professional work, many professional cares and concerns can become past history.
This post suggests […]
Emotion Regulation Ability, Passion and Persistence, Predicting Creativity, and Professional Development
Emotions such as curiosity, frustration, irritation, joy, and excitement drive the creative process. A number of individual difference factors, such as knowledge of domain, quantitative skills, originality, and flexibility, predict creative behavior. Another creativity prediction factor involves personality. Prior research studies have identified a personality disposition called openness to experience as “the personality trait most […]
Subscribe to the monthly exclusive EI / EQ Sentry newsletter
Upcoming CLE Opportunities
I periodically offer state approved CLE programs that provide a high level, functional introduction to emotional intelligence (EI), the law, and professionalism.
See all CLE opportunities HERE