Emotional Intelligence, Lawyers, and Better Lawyering – Review of “Beyond Smart: Lawyering With Emotional Intelligence” by Ronda Muir
Objections overruled. No more denials, delays, or excuses. Lawyers need it to provide top shelf client service and to do their best work. Those who study, develop, and implement it – emotional intelligence abilities, skills, and competencies – should differentiate themselves as the value proposition, go-to trusted advisors from the also-rans when it comes to […]
The Department of Justice recently called for its employees, including lawyers, to receive training to combat unconscious bias.* That directive for nearly 28,000 people stated in part “Given that the research is clear that most people experience some degree of unconscious bias, and that the effects of that bias can be countered by acknowledging […]
Anger shares a link with deception. Researchers recently investigated how anger can impact ethical decision making. Their laboratory research study investigated how feeling incidental anger, i.e. anger provoked from an unrelated source, can promote deception. Their study also considered how empathy plays a role in the link between anger and ethical decision making.
Anger ranks […]
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. . . . ” […]
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 […]
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