We had an interesting conversation with Bea Joyner this afternoon about Self-Esteem and Emotional Intelligence. I asked Bea to stop by our Happy Hour for two reasons…because we’re in the last quarter of the year and, before you know it, we’re going to be dealing with holidays, our families and then our New Year’s resolutions. So we need to start now to shore up our self-esteem so we can deal with the family crazies and also hit the ground running for next year’s goals.
The other reason I asked her to come here today is to talk about millennials in the workplace. We’re all dealing with them – whether it’s working in a company with them side-by-side or they’re the people who are selling us products and services. Bea has some good insights and tips on both and she’ll be here in a little bit.
We talked about two studies. Here they are:
I talked about the shooting yesterday. I found this list of school and mass shootings. It's disturbing to note that most of the shooters were between 16 & 25 years old - kids with their whole life ahead of them. And, while the politicizing of it always goes to gun control, we aren't talking about two things: mental illness and emotional intelligence. Coming from a family where there is mental illness, I've done considerable research on that topic. I'm not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but from my own personal experiences, I believe there is some connection between mental illness and the lack of emotional intelligence...and that one of the other is acerbated by the "everybody gets a trophy" cultural rut we put millennials into during their developmental years.
When Pope Francis visited Philly, he stayed at St. Charles Seminary in Overbrook. It has quite the history. Here's the link that tells you more: St. Charles Borromeo
If you havne't read the Maine Diaries yet, check them out: Maine Diaries
Today's quote is a twist on John Lennon's "Life is what happens while you're making other plans." I don't know who said it, but whomever it was said,
"Life is what happens while you're looking at your smartphone."