Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

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Harvard Business Press, 2013 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
It's the book that injected "emotional intelligence" into the business lexicon--and made it a necessary skill for leaders.
In the decade since the bestselling "Primal Leadership" was first published, managers across the globe have embraced its message and continue to attest to the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. And the book's relevance has reached well beyond the business world: "Primal Leadership" is now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, other professional training programs, and by a growing legion of leadership coaches.
This refreshed edition of "Primal Leadership" illustrates why the book is all the more timely today as leaders face ever-increasing pressures--from globalization and the economic roller coaster to the hyper-speed of evolving information technologies and the ratcheting up of competitive forces. This whirlwind of change puts increasing importance on the abilities of a leader to be self-aware and composed, focused and high energy, empathic and motivating, collaborative and compelling: in short, resonant. A host of studies worldwide continue to underscore why--and how--emotionally intelligent leadership gets results, especially in today's complex world.
From bestselling author Daniel Goleman and coauthors Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking and still timely book reminds us of the true requirements of successful leadership.


Primal Leadership
Resonant Leadership
The Neuroanatomy of Leadership
The Leadership Repertoire
The Dissonant Styles
Making Leaders
Becoming a Resonant Leader
The Motivation to Change
The Emotional Reality of Teams
Reality and the Ideal Vision
Creating Sustainable Change
EI versus IQ
Emotional Intelligence
About the Authors

Building Emotionally Intelligent Organizations

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Psychologist Daniel Goleman was born on March 7, 1946 in Stockton, California. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard. Goleman wrote his first book, "The Meditative Mind" after studying ancient psychology systems and meditation practices in India and Sri Lanka. Goleman wrote about psychology and related fields for the New York Times for 12 years beginning in 1984. In 1993 he co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. He is also a co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and a member of the Mind and Life Institute's board of directors. Goleman has written several popular books, including "Emotional Intelligence," "Social Intelligence," "Ecological Intelligence" and "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence." He received a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to recognize his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public.

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