Emotional Intelligence

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Psychology - 358 pages
34 Reviews
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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User Review  - Stembie3 - LibraryThing

I learned nada from this small book. The author talks about being stuck in a cul-de-sac or pushing through a dip, but he never tells you how to determine which is which. So am I in a dip and I need to push through? Or am I in a cul-de-sac that I should abandon? Very unhelpful. Read full review

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

Godin is a marketing guru & prolific blogger. This book is about 78 pages, so it reads more like a long blog post and you can read it in less than an hour. The "dip" Godin refers to is that point in ... Read full review

Contents

THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN
4
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
13
pART
31
Know Thyself
46
Passions Slaves
56
The Master Aptitude
78
The Roots of Empathy
96
The Social Arts
111
Trauma and Emotional Relearning
200
Temperament Is Not Destiny
215
The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
233
Schooling the Emotions
261
What Is Emotion?
289
The Neural Circuitry
297
The Self Science
303
Resources
311

pART THREE
127
Managing with Heart
148
Mind and Medicine
164
pArt Four
187
Notes
317
Acknowledgments
347
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Daniel Goleman, PH.D. is also the author of the worldwide bestseller Working with Emotional Intelligence and is co-author of Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee.

Dr. Goleman received his Ph.D. from Harvard and reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for twelve years, where he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science His other books include Destructive Emotions, The Meditative Mind, The Creative Spirit, and Vital Lies, Simple Truths.

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