Travis Bradberry

Influential people aren't buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully, based on the facts. They're more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren't influenced by what other people think - only by what they know.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Change, Support, Mind

Teaching emotional intelligence skills to people with life-threatening illnesses has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence, shrink recovery times, and lower death rates.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Death, Intelligence, People

When influential people speak, conversations spread like ripples in a pond. And those ripples are multidirectional; influencers inspire everyone around them to explore new ideas and think differently about their work.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Work, Inspire, People

Exercising first thing in the morning ensures that you'll have the time for it, and it improves your self-control and energy levels all day long.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Time, Morning, Day

'Tell me about yourself.' When interviewers ask this, they don't want to hear about everything that has happened in your life; the interviewer's objective is to see how you respond to this vague yet personal question.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Life, Yourself, Me

Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Time, Yourself, Grow

It's difficult to find a genuine weakness that makes you appear competent. For instance, telling your interviewer that your weakness is working so hard that you have trouble prioritizing your family life is a little too cliche and comes across as disingenuous.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Life, Family, Working

Offbeat questions are nearly impossible to prepare for, and they don't achieve the interviewer's objective - to test out-of-the-box thinking and the ability to perform under pressure. That's the bad news. The good news is that companies are moving away from them.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Good, Thinking, Moving

Most hiring managers interview a lot of people. So many that they generally have to go back to their notes to remember candidates - the exception being candidates with a strong hook. Sometimes these hooks are how people dress or their personality, but the best hook is a strong story that's work-related.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Best, Strong, Personality

If you can't relax during your interview, then nothing you do to prepare will matter. Being yourself is essential to the selection process, and interviewers will feel it if you're too nervous. Showing fear or anxiety appears weak compared to a relaxed smile and genuine confidence.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Smile, Fear, Confidence

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Calm, Performance, Emotions

Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at least some level of this emotional state. In fact, performance peaks under the heightened activation that comes with moderate levels of stress. As long as the stress isn't prolonged, it's harmless.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Stress, Performance, Action

'What if?' statements throw fuel on the fire of stress and worry. Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you'll spend focusing on taking action that will calm you down and keep your stress under control.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Time, Stress, Control

There is a time in the life of every predicament where it is ripe for resolution. Emotions provide the cue to act when a problem is big enough to see, yet still small enough to solve. By understanding your emotions, you can move adeptly through your current challenges and prevent future ones.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Life, Time, Future

Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Intelligence, Yourself

Most people believe that their listening skills are where they need to be, even though they aren't. A study at Wright State University surveyed more than 8,000 people from different verticals, and almost all rated themselves as listening as well as or better than their co-workers. We know intuitively that many of them are wrong.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Listening, Believe, People

Effective listening is something that can absolutely be learned and mastered. Even if you find attentive listening difficult and, in certain situations, boring or unpleasant, that doesn't mean you can't do it. You just have to know what to work on.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Work, Listening, Find

The biggest mistake most people make when it comes to listening is they're so focused on what they're going to say next or how what the other person is saying is going to affect them that they fail to hear what's being said.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Listening, People, Mistake

People like to know you're listening, and something as simple as a clarification question shows not only that you are listening but that you also care about what they're saying. You'll be surprised how much respect and appreciation you gain just by asking good questions.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Respect, Good, Appreciation

In most cases, it's slight and often unintentional gaps in integrity that hold leaders, their employees, and their companies back. Despite their potential, these leaders harm their employees and themselves.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Integrity, Employees, Back

Every leader has the responsibility to hone his or her integrity. Many times, there are integrity traps that have a tendency to catch well-meaning leaders off guard.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Integrity, Leader, Her

Being a leader requires being confident enough in your own decisions and those of your team to own them when they fail. The very best leaders take the blame but share the credit.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Best, Leader, Team

Personality traits form at an early age and are fixed by early adulthood. Many important things about you change over the course of your lifetime, but your personality isn't one of them.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Change, Age, Personality

Exceptional employees don't possess God-given personality traits; they rely on simple, everyday EQ skills that anyone can incorporate into their repertoire.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Personality, Simple, Skills

One thing an exceptional employee never says is, 'That's not in my job description.' Exceptional employees work outside the boundaries of job descriptions.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Work, Job, Employees

While exceptional employees don't seek conflict, they don't run away from it either. They're able to maintain their composure while presenting their positions calmly and logically. They're able to withstand personal attacks in pursuit of the greater goal and never use that tactic themselves.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Goal, Employees, Conflict

People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Growth, Effort, Believe

Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Dreams, Perseverance

Everyone knows that life isn't fair. Saying it's not fair suggests that you think life is supposed to be fair, which makes you look immature and naive.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Life, Think, Saying

Taking time to contemplate what you're grateful for isn't merely the 'right' thing to do. It also improves your mood because it reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 23%.Travis Bradberry

0 likes view quote Time, Stress, Grateful
78 Travis Bradberry quotes

Quotes For Your Website

Free API to display daily quotes on your website.

View Free Api