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Neither business nor life is just an intellectual exercise. All human beings have emotions that drive our actions. When we feel strong emotions, it tends to straight trigger strong reactions.  Negative emotions…
As you raise your glass this weekend, please take a moment to reflect on what Monday truly means. There are currently several hundred thousand hundred troops stationed directly in harms way…
I am regularly surprised by the lack of conversational courage in professional circles these days. Not every conversation ends up with a great outcome. Sometimes you have to deliver disappointing information. You…
Happy New Year Everyone! As we close the book on 2020 and begin to write a new story for 2021, I wanted to share a song and artist that has been very…
wanted to share a Christmas Blessing from the late John O’Donohue this year. His writing continues to inspire and motivate me to become a better version of myself. He makes sense…

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  Introduction: “Why should anyone really want to be a leader?… First, a leader can create the type of change or results that will improve the lives of others. Second, a leader…
Chapter 1 – Positive Intelligence and PQ Your mind is your best friend, but it is also your worst enemy. Positive Intelligence measures the relative strength of these two modes of your…
PART ONE Chapter 1 – Setting Up the Equation Happiness is the absence of unhappiness Happiness your default state Success is not an essential prerequisite to happiness While success doesn’t lead to…
  “We must fight the tendency to sleepwalk through our lives, and awaken. This is the fundamental aspect of the Hero’s Journey.”   Insight #1: There are no mistakes, only lessons. There…

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Offers free online IQ tests and is designed to be a fun way to test your intelligence and learn more about various IQ tests and their histories. We have multiple free IQ tests on our site, including a quick 25 question test as well as our recently launched 2021 IQ test version, which is our most accurate IQ test that we’ve ever created.

Provides free practice Wonderlic Tests – a type of cognitive test similar to an IQ test. The Wonderlic is short at only 50 questions and takes 12 minutes to complete the test. The test is designed to have an average score of 20/50, so in order to do well questions must be answered quickly and correctly. It is often used by employers to screen applicants and more famously by the NFL each year during the NFL Combine. Our site provides a free and fun way to take a free sample Wonderlic test and get a Wonderlic score.

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The primary purpose of this on line inventory is to educate the public about the five factor model of personality and to explain the likely consequences of oneÕs standing on five broad personality domains.

The Stanford-Binet test is a examination meant to gauge intelligence through five factors of cognitive ability. These five factors include fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing and working memory.

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