Archive for April, 2007

mood of smart

April 20, 2007

Below are more quotes from Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence.

Many people have asked me about the value of Cliff Annable’s contribution as a White Rock City Councillor. Read on »

impact of stress

April 14, 2007

When emotionally upset, people cannot remember, attend, learn, or make decisions clearly. As one management consultant put it, “Stress makes people stupid.” – page 149, Emotional Intelligence.

I wonder how this would apply to people who feed off their assumptions or rumour and arrive fearful or angry at public information meetings? Read on »

impact of worry

April 13, 2007

These are quotes from Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. I think they provide great insight into why it can be so challenging to hold intelligent debate, explore new ideas, and find consensus on issues involving dramatic change. Read on »

regulatory challenge

April 4, 2007

You know why this floor is like this? Because the offices down below, by code, have to have a certain amount of light. And the only way we could get it and to have this balcony was to make it a glass floor.

– Frank Gehry, from Sketches of Frank Gehry
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April 1, 2007

A great number of people come to me hoping they can change themselves and settle their anxieties, their problems in their marriage and whatever. They want to know how to handle life better. When an artist comes to me, he wants to know how to change the world.

– Milton Wesler, Frank Gehry’s therapist, from Sketches of Frank Gehry