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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff on Creativity & Humor

A firm believer that laughter is necessary – and that we don’t do it nearly enough, Cartoonist Bob Mankoff shows us how to bring humor to every conceivable situation, and explains why it is so important to do so.

Available for speaking engagements or half-day and full-day seminars, Bob’s topics range from a behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker to enhancing your creativity, persevering at what you love, and bringing humor to the workplace. His multimedia presentations use everything from pictures, videos, cartoons, and stories, to a cartoon-caption contest for your attendees.

Joining the New Yorker in 1977, Mankoff has contributed over 950 cartoons and published over 80,000 as cartoon editor – a role he will step down from this coming April. Mankoff will continue contributing cartoons to the magazine as well as continuing work on the forthcoming book, “The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons.” The focus of the 2015 HBO documentary Very Semi-Serious, he can also be seen on the New Yorker web series, “The Cartoon Lounge.”

Improve your work results with Daniel Goleman & Richard Boyatzis


We all know that emotional intelligence (EI) is the key to excellent leadership. But which components of EI are the most critical? Positivity? Adaptability? Empathy?

In their recent HBR article on Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis identify the “12 competencies” of emotional intelligence that we must have in order to be successful leaders.

Beginning with the four domains of EI: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management, a leader can begin to evaluate where they excel and where there’s room to improve. When we strike a balance of all 12 competencies – excellent business results will follow.

With an increasing number of studies showing strong links between EI, driving change, and visionary leadership, the need to develop EI is as important as ever. As Goleman and Boyatzis write, “Even people with many apparent leadership strengths can stand to better understand those areas of EI where we have room to grow. 

Co-authors of international bestseller Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman and Richard E. Boyatzis are the foremost voices on leadership development and emotional intelligence.

Following his seminal book, Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Goleman continues his work in identifying the factors for success in today’s world. Ranked one of the 10 most influential business speakers by The Wall Street Journal, he has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business.

Professor and Author Dr. Boyatzis’s research on human behavior has revolutionized management education and transformed our understanding of how people and organizations change. His online course, "Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence,” has enrolled over 300,000 students from 205 countries.

Rana Foroohar joins The Financial Times as Global Business Columnist

On March 1st, Rana Foroohar joined The Financial Times as its Global Business Columnist. A must-read for economic and political thought leaders, her weekly column provides insight on the shifts occurring in globalization and the political economy.

In her first FT column, “Trump’s trade policies won’t help my town,” Rana explains that the nature of globalization is “evolving into regionalization.” She also argues that a “legitimate debate about economic nationalism, at least in regards to things like trade and industrial policy, has been sidetracked by xenophobia.”

Her latest commentary, “The silver thread of technology that runs through future jobs,” addresses how America can bridge the skills gap in the new economy.

In addition to her role at the FT, Rana is CNN’s Global Economic Analyst, covering the intersection of business, economics, politics, and foreign affairs. She is a sought-after commentator on influential programs such as CNN's GPS, Face the Nation, and Morning Joe. Her first book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, was a finalist for the 2016 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.