The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 11, 2010 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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What does it take to be a firefighter? Fighter pilot? Top of the heap in the sales department? A brilliant customer service advisor? Esteemed and respected corporate leader?

What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition" Lead a less stressful existence? To be fulfilled in personal life and professional pursuits?

What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A0 intelligence quotient? Or B0 emotional quotient?

If you picked "A," you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But it is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth, and happiness, is your emotional quotient, which you can nurture and develop.

"The EQ Edge," by Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book, shows you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm--all of which are essential ingredients of success.

The book features case studies and fascinating--and surprising--insights into EQ and the workplace. As an HR or line manager, this book will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff will be the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because CEOs to front-line workers also have other roles--parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend--"The EQ Edge" also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships.

"Finally, a practical and useable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onions on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success."
--Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of "The Feiner Points of leadership"


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User Review  - Yury - Goodreads

The book is very interesting and hands-on! I have read it when I had issues with time pressure and didn't have enough time and skills to really understand myself. Some exercise from the book are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

This book makes much more sense once you have had an EQ assessment carried out. Read full review


The EQ Explosion
The Intrapersonal Realm
The Interpersonal Realm
The Adaptability Realm
The Stress Management Realm
The General Mood Realm
Putting It All Together
The EQi
EQ and Work Success
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Steven J. Stein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the founder and CEO of Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), s leading psychological-test publishing company and three-time Profit 100 winner (awarded to the fastest-growing Canadian companies). He was formerly the director of research of a large treatment center for children and adolescents, and is Past-President of the Ontario Psychological Association and Chair of The Psychology Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Stein previously held the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the university of Toronto. He is a leading expert on psychological assessment, and consults with the Canadian Forces, the U.S. Air Force and special units of the Pentagon, as well as numerous corporate clients and several professional sports teams. He has appeared on many national TV and radio programs in Canada and the United states and has EQ-tested U.S. Navy fighter pilots, members of the Young Presidents’ Organization, CFOs of Fortune 500 companies, homeless people, successful and no-so-successful politicians, television talk-show hosts, newspaper and magazine reporters and professional hockey players. Dr. Stein, along with Dr. Reuven BarOn and members of the MHS staff, have tested the EQ of more people in the world than any other practitioner.
He is a much sought-after speaker on the topic of emotional intelligence, and addresses groups and organizations all over North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South Africa. He is married to his business partner, Rodeen, and they have two daughters, Alana and Lauren.

An organizational consultant and psychiatrist, Howard E. Book, M.D., D.Psych., F.R.C.P.C., is a founding member of Associates in Workplace Consultation; a former board member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations; and a member of the Family firm Institute. For more than a decade he has coached CEOs and senior managers on increasing their emotional intelligence so they can improve morale, teamwork, staff retention and productivity within their organizations.
Dr. Book is a leading trainer of professionals worldwide in the administration and interpretation of the EQ-i. He has lectured on emotional intelligence to organizations throughout the United States and Canada, and is an occasional contributor to the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Health Administration at the University of Toronto. He is married to Linda, an art consultant, and they have two sons, Josh and Adam.

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