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Types of Intelligence - Which is the most important for a PM and why?
The multiple intelligences identified by Howard Gardner are:

Linguistic Intelligence
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence
Spatial intelligence
Musical intelligence
Kinesthetic Body Intelligence
Interpersonal Intelligence
Intrapersonal Intelligence
Naturalistic Intelligence
Emotional intelligence

These intelligences are not exclusive and we all have some of these intelligences, developed to a greater or lesser extent, and they overlap.

Each person presents a unique combination of intelligences in types and degrees. This combination defines the creative abilities of the individual, that is, their ability to deal with problems and opportunities.

BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCES, WHICH TYPE OF INTELLIGENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR A PROJECT MANAGER AND WHY? IF RELEVANT, SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES.
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It depends :-)

If I had to choose, I'd put the Inter/Intra-personal and emotional ones higher than many of the others, but I can think of contexts where Linguistic or Logical-Mathematical might be critical.

Kiron
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1 reply by Joao Sarmento
Jan 15, 2020 12:26 AM
Joao Sarmento
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Thanks for your inputs, Kiron!
I also believe that the inter/Intra-personal and emotional intelligences are the ones I need to "apply" recurrently and in a deeper way while other ones might need to be used according to context.

If you have some interesting/relevant experiences regarding these, please share them.
While I am working from long time ago with neuroscientists it has no sense to pay attention to something like you stated, is a waste of time. Why? Because the defintion of intelligence itself (at least go for the mostly accepted in the field of neuroscience). Just my opinion based on research and practice which I can justify and demostrate, but just my opinion. In fact, all these stuff iis not proven at all. All about intelligence is mere theory that I am not against of people that consider to take it into account.
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1 reply by Joao Sarmento
Jan 15, 2020 12:30 AM
Joao Sarmento
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Hi Sergio,

Thanks for your inputs.
I respect your opinions towards Gardner's theories. Feel free to elaborate a bit more on your point of view :)
Jan 14, 2020 5:04 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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It depends :-)

If I had to choose, I'd put the Inter/Intra-personal and emotional ones higher than many of the others, but I can think of contexts where Linguistic or Logical-Mathematical might be critical.

Kiron
Thanks for your inputs, Kiron!
I also believe that the inter/Intra-personal and emotional intelligences are the ones I need to "apply" recurrently and in a deeper way while other ones might need to be used according to context.

If you have some interesting/relevant experiences regarding these, please share them.
Jan 14, 2020 5:22 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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While I am working from long time ago with neuroscientists it has no sense to pay attention to something like you stated, is a waste of time. Why? Because the defintion of intelligence itself (at least go for the mostly accepted in the field of neuroscience). Just my opinion based on research and practice which I can justify and demostrate, but just my opinion. In fact, all these stuff iis not proven at all. All about intelligence is mere theory that I am not against of people that consider to take it into account.
Hi Sergio,

Thanks for your inputs.
I respect your opinions towards Gardner's theories. Feel free to elaborate a bit more on your point of view :)
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Jan 15, 2020 5:28 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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Just will add something to my previous comment. This type of things, as Daniel Goleman too, are part of self-esteem movement then covered the needs of lot of people to feel intelligent themself including it they have not an important IQ. That´s because they becomes famous, is a self-steem theory. On the other side, having an important IQ say nothing about intelligence. There are a lot of studies made from neuroscience about what intelligence is and how it could be created in the human beings including it animals (primates, rats, etc). Those are still studies that are converging to common results. For example, it has been proven that neurons are not only inside the brain then intelligence could be distributed into organs, heart for example which is the center of our magnetic field. So, if you think that those pseudoscience works could help, go ahead. But what affect the work as project manager and the way people behave can be explained by the Newton´s Laws of physic for example.
Dear João
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

The theory of multiple intelligences, proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, revolutionized the way we understand intelligence.

He says that there are several types of human intelligence, each representing different forms of information processing.

Multiple intelligences represent different intellectual capacities.

According to Gardner, all people have all eight types of intelligence at different levels of fitness.

Harvard University professor Howard Gardner has earned a spot on the list of the world's 100 most influential intellectuals, collected by Prospect magazine
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1 reply by Joao Sarmento
Jan 15, 2020 4:32 AM
Joao Sarmento
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Hi Luís,

Thanks for your inputs.
For you, which type of intelligence is the most influential for a PM? Who do you think they affected your projects' results?
Jan 15, 2020 4:14 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear João
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

The theory of multiple intelligences, proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, revolutionized the way we understand intelligence.

He says that there are several types of human intelligence, each representing different forms of information processing.

Multiple intelligences represent different intellectual capacities.

According to Gardner, all people have all eight types of intelligence at different levels of fitness.

Harvard University professor Howard Gardner has earned a spot on the list of the world's 100 most influential intellectuals, collected by Prospect magazine
Hi Luís,

Thanks for your inputs.
For you, which type of intelligence is the most influential for a PM? Who do you think they affected your projects' results?
Dear João

Gardner recently released a book that is raging around the world: Five Minds for the Future.

In it, the author develops the theory that to survive in today's world, one must be rigorous and creative at the same time.

The first of the five mental approaches examined by the American teacher is that of the "disciplined mind," the most classic of them, the mind that collects the various information and stimuli received over time and then directs and puts them into practice in a field. particular area of ??activity, exactly the field in which this person distinguishes himself.

The “synthetic mind”, essential in the age of the Internet and the profusion of news channels: those who have this kind of mental impostation collect information, select it and synthesize it in an original way.

The "creative mind" is one that cultivates new ideas and is capable of asking unusual questions and getting unexpected answers.

The sequence continues with two approaches that Gardner defines “not options, but needs” today: the “respectful mind” - the way of thinking of those who accept differences, strive to understand others and collaborate.

Finally, the “ethical mind”, the one that evaluates the needs and desires of global society, seeking to achieve goals that go beyond personal interests.

“I am sure there are other aspects besides these, and it would be important to study them,” explains Howard Gardner, “but these five are the ones that deserve to be emphasized today.”
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1 reply by Joao Sarmento
Jan 15, 2020 6:21 AM
Joao Sarmento
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Thanks for the inputs, Luís.

Added Gardner's book to my "to check" list. Will investigate it deeper. Stephen Covey's and Daniel Goleman's approach I've read about it in the past, but is always good to review.
Triune brain and Jaworski's theories are new to me. Will investigate as well.
Stephen Covey proposes that the human being as a whole has 4 intelligences:
- Physics
- Intellectual
- Emotional
- spiritual

First use of the term "emotional intelligence" is generally attributed to Wayne Payne but was popularized by Daniel Goleman

What intelligences will the Triune Brain contain?
1) Reptilian Brain
2) Limbic Brain or Emotional Brain
3) Neocortex Brain

I recently read:
Joseph Jaworski proposes the three types of intelligence: brain, heart and gut
Dear João:

Howard Gardner's proposal on the theory of multiple intelligences:

1. Logical-mathematical intelligence
2. Spatial-visual intelligence
3. Verb Linguistic Intelligence
4. Interpersonal Intelligence
5. Intrapersonal Intelligence
6. Naturalistic Intelligence
7. Body-kinetic intelligence
8. Musical Intelligence
Dear João
The question you ask is very interesting

I would replace with:
- What types of (dominant) intelligence have the most successful project managers?

I think it depends on the area in which the project is developed
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1 reply by Joao Sarmento
Jan 15, 2020 6:23 AM
Joao Sarmento
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Hi Luís,

I like the way you rephrased the question :)
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