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Leadership, one Marshmallow and emotional intelligence

This blog post by Tommaso Arenare starts by introducing an interesting experiment: children were given a marshmallow, and then told they would be given another if they'd wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. This experiment was conducted as the children got older, and the researchers found they could identify when the children started thinking about future rewards and postponed gratification. Using that as the model, presenter Claudio Fernández-Aráoz presented what he believed to be the three most important characteristics of potential job candidates.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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