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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Kindle Edition
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The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success
Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.
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Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B002ROKQNS
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (20 July 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 938 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 369 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 43,304 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This unique 342 page book gives the reader plenty of data, presented in five parts. The chapter titles are indicative of where the author is leading the reader. Such as "The Emotional Brain, The Nature Of Emotional Intelligence, The Nature Of Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Applied, Windows Of Opportunity, & Emotional Literacy."
Throughout the book he gives relevant and easy to understand examples that go over brain & cultural differences between the sexes, communication, genetics, etc to prove his premise that emotional IQ is often far more important in the individuals & groups success than the traditional intelligence exams can possibly measure.
Its an overall interesting read, though I'm not sure what we do with it. But it's seems obvious, I mean have not most of us known, or heard of people with high IQ's who behave badly due to their lack of emotional intelligence? Or people that have done well in life despite a non-impressive IQ/ academic record?
I felt Emotional Intelligence was noteworthy enough to add to my Professional Development hours at work. I often work with people who are Autistic (now a very broad term that includes Aspergers Syndrome) and found the information in EI interesting from that point of view. However, it's not a book that solely targets Autism at all. It's really a book for everyone and we could all benefit from developing our own EI to use in our personal or professional lives.
Anecdotally, after reading the book, I was able to see how some seemingly 'ordinary ' people communicated well with others and perhaps coped better in life than some highly educated and academically intelligent people did.
Personally, I tried out some of the points made in the book and found people reponded to me far better when I was aware of my tone and body language as well as the content. I think my grandma used to call it charm. Being able to 'read' people (including yourself), and know how to better respond to or converse with others is valuable. The book has so much to offer, that I suggest you read it for yourself.
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I ordered more than 5 books and 5 of them are pirated (copied from the orginal, Duplicate copy)
I like the way the book lined nature (creation, humanity) with science. It attest to the truth already known. Love is the way! Understanding is key!
Advanced English grammar. Highly descriptive and provide answers for high temperaments and how to positively explain to yourself to avoid a misunderstanding leading to anger.
I recommend the book to those in search of answers to emotional excesses - anger, anxiety, emotional disconnect, inability to maintain friendships and relationships with opposite sex etc.
Although the book contains many insights (and a few repetitious messages), for some reason I found it quite hard going - it never seemed to leap off the page at me. However, I persevered and am pleased to have done so as it was a rewarding experience and I will be developing my thinking in this area.
All in all a satisfying and stimulating, but slightly challenging read.