Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

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Harvard Business Press, 2013 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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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.
 

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Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) teams with Richard E. Boyatzis (Weatherhead Sch. of Management, Case Western Reserve) and Annie McKee (Management Development Services, North America, Hay Group) to ... Read full review

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This appears to be an excellent book. Every person aspiring to become a leader or those who already are should read this.

Contents

Primal Leadership
3
Resonant Leadership
19
The Neuroanatomy of Leadership
33
The Leadership Repertoire
53
The Dissonant Styles
71
Making Leaders
89
Becoming a Resonant Leader
91
The Motivation to Change
113
The Emotional Reality of Teams
171
Reality and the Ideal Vision
191
Creating Sustainable Change
225
EI versus IQ
249
Emotional Intelligence
253
Notes
257
Index
291
About the Authors
305

Metamorphosis
139
Building Emotionally Intelligent Organizations
169

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About the author (2013)

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence. Richard Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University, and an expert in the field of emotional intelligence. Annie McKee is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and adviser to leaders around the globe.

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