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Dr. Hendrie Weisinger
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Dr. Hendrie Weisinger is a celebrated, influential, world renowned psychologist, and a New York Times Bestselling author. He is a leading authority in the application of Emotional intelligence, an expert in Anger management, the originator of the highly regarded techniques of Criticism Training and the senior author of Performing Under Pressure: The Science Of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most (Crown Business, 2015)

Dr. Weisinger has consulted and conducted executive development workshops for dozens of Fortune 500 Companies such as IBM, AT&T, Intel, Prudential, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, UBS, The Hartford, Hyatt, Hughes Aircraft, Merck, Nintendo, Kraft, Pacific Bell, Motorola, Medtronic, Estee Lauder, General Re, Wells Fargo, to name just a few. His expertise has also been sought out by numerous government agencies including the U.S. Justice Department, Secrete Service, CIA, and National Security Agency, as well as numerous professional organizations and associations such as The Young Presidents’ Organization.

Dr. Weisinger is the author of several successful books that have been translated into over twenty languages, including The New York Times Bestseller, Nobody’s Perfect, The Power of Positive Criticism, Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Workout Book, Emotional Intelligence at Work, and The Emotionally Intelligent Financial Advisor, the first book on emotional intelligence customized to a specific industry.

Dr. Weisinger has made over 500 appearances on TV news and information programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Oprah. His work has been featured multiple times in numerous newspapers and national magazines, including The New York Times Sunday Business Section, USA Today, and Business Week. His article for The Wall Street Journal, So You’re Afraid to Criticize Your Boss,?, was selected as one of the sixty best article ver to appear in the Manager’s Column, and was reprinted in s e The Wall Street Journal on Management, published by Dow Jones. His article for TV Guide, Tutored by Television-illustrates to parents how to use TV to develop the emotional intelligence of their children.

Dr. Weisinger teaches and has taught in many leading executive education and MBA programs, including Wharton, UCLA, , NYU, and Cornell.

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Pressure at the Academy Awards

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 11:30 AM

It's a familiar Hollywood scene: a high-stakes competition, millions on the line, winner-takes-all and the whole world is watching. On February 22, you won't have to go to the movies to feel the drama these story elements create -- just tune in to the Academy Awards.

While we might...

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Showdown With Pressure

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 10:06 AM

It was four hours before high noon but I already started to feel some tension in my neck and a few nagging thoughts of failure were starting to enter my mind. I was feeling the "heat," aka pressure. I knew I had to stay calm and focus on my task...

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'Give, Give, Give' Says Adam Grant

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 1:09 PM

Adam Grant is a Wharton Business School Professor who sounds just like my mother: They both tell me it is better to give than to receive. The only difference is that Adam wrote a New York Times bestseller, Give and Take, to make his point. My mom wrote...

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For an Interesting Conversation, Try Arlen Schumer

(4) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:46 PM

It was around 5 P.M. and I was in the mood for some Chinese food so I immediately remembered one of the most valuable lessons my father ever taught me: "When you eat Chinese, make sure your dinner companion is interesting. That way, when the food comes, you get the...

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The Art of Losing: Lessons From a Wolverine

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 4:24 PM

It's hard to win, but for most people, it's harder to lose. I realized this truth applied to me as I settled into my seat flying from New York to Detroit. I had just lost out on an upgrade to first class and despite the fact that it was a...

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Obama, A-Rod, Dr. Hank and Criticism

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 4:55 PM

I just finished eating in a Vietnamese restaurant and paid the check quickly. I wanted to get back to my hotel room in New Brunswick, N.J. to watch the third game of the ALCS and second debate game. Since I'm an expert in television watching, I knew it would be...

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Peyton Manning, Difficult Conversations and Dr. Hank

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 2:45 PM

Thirty seconds isn't a lot of time for Peyton Manning to quarterback his team for a winning touchdown, but 60 minutes was plenty of time for me to give a game plan to the 400 executives who wanted to know how to handle difficult conversations. In fact, it is one...

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If You're a Mother Read This!

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 4:43 PM

A few minutes after I went into my local Starbucks for my morning ritualistic coffee, it started to rain, so I thought it better to stay and sip and read the Wall Street Journal than get my new sneakers wet. Since my normal comfy chair was occupied, I took a...

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Personal Intelligence: Are You Using Yours?

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 8:55 AM

If you are open to new ways to improve your success, you might want to try increasing your "PI" -- that's "personal intelligence," a cousin of emotional intelligence. Personal intelligence is new kid on the block for achieving success and it's gaining a great deal of attention because it is...

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Flying Like Superman!

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 3:52 PM

Faster than a speeding the bullet is how I read Larry Tye's new book, Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (Random House). Engaging, fun, inspiring -- like The Man of Steel -- are only some of the super adjectives that the book richly deserves, and I...

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Charlie Sheen, Anger Management and Dr. Hank

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2012 | 4:55 PM

If you take the two books I've written on anger management, the three books I've written on giving criticism, and mix them with more than a thousand presentations that I've done on anger and criticism, and the fact that I was one of the first practitioners of anger management (1976),...

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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 5:52 PM

You know the term "emotional intelligence" -- using your emotions, feelings, moods and those of others -- as a source of information that allows you to make better decisions and navigate through life more effectively. For the last few months, I have been helping individuals in many Fortune 500 companies...

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Your Comeback Toolkit -- You'll Need It!

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 6:37 PM

I'm sure there are times when your best-laid plans don't pan out. You may seem to be going along just fine, when suddenly -- wham! -- a setback sends you veering off course. Your forward movement comes to a grinding halt and your motivation plummets. At such times, your self-esteem...

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Ozzie Guillen Lessons

(1) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 12:39 PM

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me," or in Ozzie Guillen's case, "Words can never hurt me," is a proverb that proves to be wide of its mark.

By now, you are probably aware of how Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen...

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This Little Piggy Went to the Marketplacr ... Social Media Shopping

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 5:06 PM

Since 1728, it's been a dilemma for millions of people: how to be a little piggy that goes to the marketplace, eat roast beef, and not have to wee wee all the way home. Well, the problem has been solved.

I first learned of the solution a few nights ago....

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Friendships: When and How to End Them!

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 4:35 PM

Friendships -- they're something we all crave and it's no wonder; they provide us with support, comfort and security. They add joy to our lives, help us cope with adversity, stimulate our interest and make us feel connected -- as though we belong.

Friendships -- they often define who...

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How to Use Your Anger for the Best

(8) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 7:11 AM

Anger! If you are like most people, you have probably experienced it in the last 24 hours, and in the last year or two heard the word 10,000 times. Whether on ESPN or CNN, on the phone or in your home, anger permeates our lives.

For most of us, anger...

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What to Tell Your Depressed Friend

(12) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 2:35 AM

"Wow," I said aloud as I watched 'Melo make a 30-footer to tie the game. "The Knicks can do it, they can beat the Celtics! Plenty of time, the fourth quarter is just starting," were my internal cheers.

Then, worse than the sound of a game ending buzzer, my BlackBerry...

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When Intimate Relationships End: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(24) Comments | Posted April 22, 2011 | 9:12 AM

If you have ever experienced the end of an intimate relationship (and chances are you have), I'm sure you are familiar with the common denominators of intimate relationship endings: anger, anxiety, sadness/depression, despair, relief. What I've learned as a psychologist -- and personally, too -- is that it is how...

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'Gossip Girl' Lessons: Should Parents Try to Control Their Children?

(28) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 9:00 AM

One of the great benefits of my daughter Bri relocating to New York from L.A. is that I occasionally get to dine with her while we watch television. She controls the remote.

Back in the day, I frequently watched her shows with her and, besides this being fun, I always...

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