We are passionately committed to fighting for the adoption of a better and more nuanced understanding of Emotional Intelligence. Every day, every minute, every second, we use our brains intensively and yet, we know so little about the most important muscle in our body. We believe that in past decades the most important aspect of our humanity – the harmonious interplay between IQ and EQ – has been severely neglected and as a result, our society has become extremely consumer- and reward-oriented.
Although we undoubtedly live in the most comfortable and least dangerous era of human history to date, we still aren’t truly happy. Instead of lasting satisfaction, all we feel is a growing anxiety.
The answer to these burning existential questions can be found by contrasting a fixed and an open mindset, a concept developed in 1978 by Dr. Carol Dweck. Her work confirms that when individuals focus not only on their final goal, but also the journey and capacity for growth along the way, they can surpass any previously held expectations and preconceptions about their capacity for success.
Throughout the 20th century we traded in rigid mindsets and viewed others’ successes as a threat to our own goals. No more. Now in the internet age, we are presented with millions of new ideas, perspectives, and solutions, yet we can’t put the pieces of the puzzle together into a meaningful and productive whole. EG – Excellence is committed to putting the spotlight on a development-oriented approach, and to offering support in a clear and intuitive manner.
When our brains function in a well-balanced way, we are likely to feel better generally, and enjoy a more harmonious and mature psychological outlook. But how can we connect and develop the bond between IQ and EQ? Is it possible to significantly grow the brain into adulthood? Can you really “teach an old dog new tricks”?
Here’s the good news: yes, you can. The basic laws of neural activity apply throughout a lifetime. Until the 1980s, scientists were convinced that the brain was “hard wired” from a certain age. Today, however, we know that our brains possess an enormous plasticity, and that at any age we can forget the old and learn something new. Our brains can form new neural connections when needed, turn country roads into motorways, and generate surprising diversions along the way.
Another field we are committed to is the area of cognitive orientation. Our entire outer world, including all living and non-living things, only gains form, structure, and value through the subjective lens of our cognitive orientation. We want to pay more attention to how this process functions in our daily exchanges with one another.
Our philosophy can be summed up in one sentence: The more mindfully we approach our own personalities and those of others, the more intensely we can enjoy our humanity.