How to prevent holiday stress, anger and depression

George Anderson, Anger Management Guru to offer 3 hour workshop on

“How to prevent holiday stress, anger and depression”

This informative workshop will include an On-line, comprehensive Emotional Intelligence Assessment (BarOne EQ i) for each participant prior to the workshop. The assessment will provide you with your scores in , depression, anger management, stress management, communication, self-esteem, empathy and other key skills in self-awareness and self-control.

You will also receive a copy of Gaining Control or Ourselves, the popular Anderson & Anderson Anger Management workbook. In addition, will receive a copy of the Contrasting Wheels of Behavior which is a handy pocket sized “does and don’ts” of anger and stress management.

Mini lectures, DVDs and maximum group interaction will be used to make this the most informative class of this type ever provided anywhere.

Date: December 10, 2011

Time: 9 A. M.–12:00 P.M.

Cost $175.00

To register, phone George Anderson at 310-207-3591




Leaders Have High Emotional Intelligence

Leaders Have High Emotional Intelligence

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 22, 2010

Leaders Have High Emotional IntelligenceAccording to a new study, the ability to understand emotions is a key ingredient in people who become leaders in groups with no formal authority.

Researchers base their findings after two different studies on commerce students. Study participants were given an emotional ability test as part of the study, as well as a self-analysis of their emotional skills.

Then, they organized themselves into small groups or were randomly assigned to small groups and were given a group project to do.

At the end of the project they were asked to identify whom they thought had shown the greatest leadership.

Those identified by their peers as leaders scored high on the emotional ability test, which included tasks such as identifying emotions in faces in a photograph, and rating the effectiveness of different emotion regulation strategies.

People’s perceptions of their own emotional skills, however, did not predict leadership as reliably.

The study adds to evidence that emotional intelligence is a separate trait from other leadership qualities such as having cognitive intelligence and being cooperative, open to ideas, and conscientious.

“Traditionally we’ve had the assumption that leaders have high IQ, are gregarious individuals, or happen to be dominant personalities,” says researcher Stéphane Côté, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and one of four researchers involved with the study.

“But this shows it’s not just about these traditional factors,” says Prof. Côté.

“It’s also about being able to process other people’s emotions. Anybody who wants to pursue a position of leadership and power can benefit from these abilities.”

The study was published in the journal Leadership Quarterly .