Personal Development

To succeed or not to succeed

by Queen D, January 28, 2015

My guilty pleasure is those #FAIL pictures, especially the sports-related ones. I firmly believe that it’s OK for me to giggle at other people’s flubs because walking without tripping is a hysterical challenge I face on a regular basis. Sports history is laden with examples of epic fails or classic “chokes.” In the 1996 Masters […]

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Personality

Climbing the corporate ladder – which personality traits will get you to the top?

by Queen D, August 22, 2012

When I think of promotions and moving up the ladder, I think of the many Simpsons episodes where Homer made his way to the top (through one scheme or another) only to come tumbling down. My favorite was when he got promoted because Mr. Burns liked is new head of hair: “Who is that young […]

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Attitude & Lifestyle

What motivates most people to work hard? Hint: It’s not $$$

by Queen D, July 4, 2012

There’s got to be something about your job that gets you out of bed in the morning. That push that makes you roll over instead of hitting the snooze button the umpteenth time, that kick that gets you through idling traffic, that jolt that keeps you coming back even though there’s that one colleague or […]

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Personal Development

Emotional Intelligence – Why this kind of smart matters

by Queen D, June 13, 2012

There is a reason why, during mummification, ancient Egyptians removed the brain completely but left the heart in the body. They felt that the heart, not the brain, was the center of emotions as well as intelligence. “Emotional intelligence” in post-mummy times refers to the ability to deal with your own and other people’s emotions. […]

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