Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.
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.
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Since I read this book years ago, I have been looking for a quote that I think is in the book. It is about how two teenage girls giggling or laughing are actually forging an emotional bond as strong as cement. (I think he used the word cement). I have five young children and dont have time to re read the book looking for the quote. Does anyone know it? Do I even have the right book?
BTW I loved the book, the ideas have stuck with me over the years as I've seen Emotional Intelligence become a standard phrase/idea in our society.
Review: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQUser Review - Goodreads
A wonderful resource about emotion and life. Much of what is written in this book will help individuals better understand themselves and by so doing, find some peace in their lives. This in turn will better the lives of others. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Read full review
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