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The Sixth Sense
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Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:26

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By Travis Bradberry, Ph.D


It was a typical sight for a summer morning on the busy streets of Mosul, Iraq. A small car parked on the sidewalk facing against the traffic; its windows rolled up and two small boys peering out the back. Sgt. Edward Tierney and his team of nine men were patrolling the area for IEDs—‘improvised explosive devices’—left by insurgents.

It was 120 degrees already that morning, and the soldier closest to the car asked Sgt. Tierney if he could give the boys some water. Tierney looked at the car and his body turned cold with a sense of danger and apprehension, but he didn’t know why. Tierney knew he wanted his men out of there immediately: He denied the request for water and ordered his men to fall back.

Tierney’s order gave the soldier closest to the car just enough time to turn away from the car as it exploded. The blast knocked all nine soldiers from their feet.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are the authors of the best-selling Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book. They are the founders and CEOs of TalentSmart Inc., USA. TalentSmart is the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, emotional intelligence training, and executive coaching.

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