Emotional Intelligence

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Bantam Books, 2006 - Psychology - 358 pages
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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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Pretty good. A little incomplete, because so much research has been done since, but more careful, plausible, and ultimately 'right' than the other related books I've been reading recently. I ... Read full review

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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.


What Are Emotions For?
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
When Smart Is Dumb

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About the author (2006)

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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