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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ


Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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4/5 (75 ratings)
Length:
13 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 1, 2003
ISBN:
9781593972097
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well. These factors add up to a different way of being smart — one he terms "emotional intelligence." This includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy, and social deftness.

These qualities mark people who excel in life, whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. Lack of emotional intelligence can sabotage the intellect and ruin careers. Perhaps the greatest toll is on children, for whom risks include depression, eating disorders, unwanted pregnancies, aggressiveness, and crime.

But the news is hopeful. Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth, and the author shows how its vital qualities can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us. And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain's circuitry, he provides guidance as to how parents and schools can best use this window of opportunity in childhood. The message of this eye-opening program is one we must take to heart: the true "bell curve" for a democracy must measure emotional intelligence.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Mar 1, 2003
ISBN:
9781593972097
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    This book is concisely written and hits some very good points on the subject of emotional intelligence. The author reminds us that learning to manage our emotional intelligence is an ongoing, time consuming, rewarding process. ?Learning from your wins and failures is a smart way to manage your life? is such an important point when learning to balance logic and emotion. Practice is key, like any other thing in life. I really liked the real world examples used to highlight the major topics. Using being upset over the stress of traffic is a wonderful example of how our emotional intelligence can guide us through an upset that really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Overall, this book was well written and provided sensible, practical information regarding emotional intelligence.
  • (5/5)
    Read a very long time ago, so not qualified to write the review now, but a formative book, with great insights.
  • (4/5)
    exploration of 5 domains; Self-awarenessManaging EmotionsSelf-MotivationEmpathyHandling Relationships
  • (4/5)
    Worth reading!
  • (5/5)
    A must read. I have enjoyed every chapter of this book. I will read a couple of more times. Thanks
  • (5/5)
    This audio book is very good, I have learn a lot