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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success by Karl Albrecht
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“Doctors who spend more time talking into their tape recorders instead of looking into the eyes of their patients. (Spare us the "HMOs only give us so much time" diatribe. Medicine is about giving scared people comfort and help for people whose pain level is matched only by their anxiety level.)”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“I who am blind can give one hint to those who see-one admonition to those who would make full use of the gift of sight: Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. And the same method can be applied to the other senses. Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf tomorrow. Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never smell and taste again."
-Helen Keller”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“The biggest obstacle to learning something new is the belief that you already know it.”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“As we mature we progressively narrow the scope and variety of our lives. Of all the interests we might pursue, we settle on a few. Of all the people with whom we might associate, we select a small number. We become caught in a web of fixed relationships. We develop set ways of doing things.
"As the years go by we view our familiar surroundings with less and less freshness of perception. We no longer look with a wakeful, perceiving eye at the faces of people we see every day, nor at any other features of our everyday world.
"It is not unusual to find that the major changes in life-a marriage, a move to a new city, a change of jobs, or a national emergency-break the patterns of our lives and reveal to us quite suddenly how much we had been imprisoned by the comfortable web we had woven around ourselves.
"One of the reasons why mature people are apt to learn less than young people is that they are willing to risk less. Learning is a risky business, and they do not like failure. In infancy, when the child is learning at a truly phenomenal rate-a rate he or she will never again achieve-he or she is also experiencing a shattering number of failures. Watch him or her. See the innumerable things he or she tries and fails. And see how little the failures discourage him or her.
"With each year that passes he or she will be less blithe about failure. By adolescence the willingness of young people to risk failure has diminished greatly. And all too often parents push them further along that road by instilling fear, by punishing failure, or by making success seem too precious.”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“A standard feature of situation comedy has some form of the main character "talking trash" to someone about a husband, wife, girl friend, boy friend, boss, or acquaintance, only to see the listener's expression change in a telling way. "She's/He's standing right behind me, right?" is often the pained question of the speaker. (Loud canned laughter follows.)”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“BUILDING THE SKILLS OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Things you can do to increase your skills in the dimension of Situational Awareness include:
• Sit in an airport, at a mall, or some other public place and watch people go by. Try to figure out the kinds of relationships you see between couples, families, and groups. How do they signal their relationships and their affiliation? Do they convey affection and affirmation, or do they seem cold or even antagonistic?”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success
“The best captain does not plunge headlong Nor is the best soldier a fellow hot to fight. The greatest victor wins without the battle....”
Karl Albrecht, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success