Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 11, 2012 - Self-Help - 368 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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Contents

Cover
Aristotles Challenge
THE EMOTIONAL BRAIN
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
PART
Know Thyself
Passions Slaves
The Master Aptitude
Managing with Heart
Mind and Medicine
PART FOUR
Trauma and Emotional Relearning
Temperament Is Not Destiny
The Cost of Emotional Illiteracy
Schooling the Emotions
Prevention Programs

The Roots of Empathy
The Social Arts
Intimate Enemies
Social and Emotional Learning Results
Dedication
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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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