How Shakespeare Wrote The Greatest Stories? Negative Capability

How Shakespeare Wrote The Greatest Stories? Negative Capability
Encyclopaedia Britannica defines negative capability as: “… a writer’s ability, “which Shakespeare possessed so enormously,” to accept uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” This phrase was first used by John Keats in a letter to his brothers in 1817. Negative capability is the capacity to embrace mystery. To be still and observe or reflect before... Read More

Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow

Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow
Is there another word quite as charged as the double-lettered, single-syllabled powerhouse of rejection? We dread having to say it almost as much as we hate being on the receiving end, if not more. We’ll overbook our schedules, acquiesce to inconsiderate requests or make up outlandish lies just so we can spare ourselves the discomfort. But the fact remains, learning... Read More

Why you need to work on improving your Emotional Intelligence and how you can do it

Why you need to work on improving your Emotional Intelligence and how you can do it
What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence has been defined as “the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior” by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. This definition was later broken down and refined into four proposed abilities: perceiving, using, understanding,... Read More

One rule to build rapport

One rule to build rapport
The Oxford Dictionary defines rapport as “a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.” The ability to instantly build rapport is arguably one of the most important skills in networking and relationship development. It will determine whether or not you’re able to maintain audience with the people... Read More

Why items with a 99% rate of success sell more than items with a 1% rate of failure

Why items with a 99% rate of success sell more than items with a 1% rate of failure
It seems crazy, but it’s true. The exact same product, with the exact same functions and statistics will yield varying results depending on how it’s first introduced. As demonstrated in a research study led by Benedetto De Martino from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cambridge University, ‘human choices are remarkably susceptible to the manner in which options are presented. This so-called... Read More