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#31: How not to join the dark side of emotional intelligence

Here’s nonsense at work. Unless you work alone, at the South Pole, your people skills matter. This is so obvious that we take it for granted, which is why the concept of emotional intelligence struck a chord. Actually, emotional intelligence should strike a very emotional chord, one with alarm bells. We believe that people skills…

#28: Let them make excuses for you, not use you as the excuse

Here’s nonsense at work. Politics, it seems, is everywhere. Some optimists assume that politics is about governing by building alliances to influence citizens. That’s the politically correct definition. For us on the receiving end, politics is about power over others using smoke and mirrors. Politicians are either too polite to use naked force or too…