Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Sep 12, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages

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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In this book, Goleman excellently posits that emotional intelligence is as important as IQ for success, including in academic, professional, social, and interpersonal aspects of one's life. Goleman says that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be taught and cultivated, and outlines methods for incorporating emotional skills training in schools. 

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Love the insights of how brain circuitry reacts when humans having emotional up-and-downs in neuro-scientific aspect. What I was inspired the most - whether to have more empathy toward others or selves, or to act and react without regret, stay calm as much as you can and as long as you can is a good advice for all. 

Contents

What Are Emotions For?
5
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
13
PART THREE
127
Intimate Enemies
133
Managing with Heart
148
Mind and Medicine
164
PART FOUR
187
Trauma and Emotional Relearning
200
The Cost of Emotional illiteracy
233
Schooling the Emotions
261
What Is Emotion?
289
The Neural Circuitry
297
The Self Science
303
Notes
311
Acknowledgments
341
Copyright

Temperament Is Not Destiny
215

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Daniel Goleman, PhD, covers the behavioural and brain sciences for the New York Times and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. His latest book, Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, was published in January 2003. He has taught at Harvard (where he received his PhD) and was formerly senior editor at Psychology Today. His previous books include Vital Lies, Simple Truths; The Meditative Mind; and as co-author, The Creative Spirit. He was also a contributor to the business reference work, Business: The Ultimate Resource.

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