A while ago, I posted a blog entry on Developing Social Intelligence. It obviously struck a chord with a lot of people.
As part of a pilot in-house programme on self-development for a large organisation, I produced a short video introduction to Social Intelligence. Sadly, the recession put an end to this fascinating initiative. The video is my first effort at anything like this, so please excuse the limited technology, but I thought you might be interested nonetheless.
Social Intelligence, first described by Edward Thorndike in 1920, explains why some people are very comfortable in the company of strangers while others find social settings painfully difficult. It is a critical factor in determining personal success, happiness, mental well-being and good personal relationships. In recent years, it has been popularised by “positive psychologists” and the “happiness movement”. Academics prefer the original work, and today there are extensive research programmes exploring its genetic components, evolutionary significance and neuro-imagery.
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