In the business (including legal services) world, job satisfaction determines key performance behaviors and outcomes critical to the life, health, and sustained prosperity of not only the organizations, but their workers, too. A leader’s effectiveness, i.e. the overall performance of leadership behaviors, influences workers’ job satisfaction. Emotional intelligence, shown by a line of […]
Our body position affects our emotions. You did not know it, but she must have known about it [the role of sensorimotor abilities and the theory called “embodied cognition”] all along. Yes, those affectionate directions that your grandma gave you – something like “sit back, sit up straight, and don’t slump. . . . ” […]
“Sensitive, but not sentimental.” That phrase can aptly describe the emotionally intelligent manager. Recent research suggests that leaders of legal and other organizations can put their fears about ineffective, “too soft” leadership aside. Why?
Research shows that emotionally intelligent managers’ greater sensitivities do not necessarily handicap their effectiveness at making tough decisions and their influence […]
Statistics, 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 […]
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