Emotional Intelligence 2.0 [NOOK Book]

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"Surveys of 500,000 people on the role of emotions in daily life have enabled the authors to hone EQ assessment to a 28-question online survey that can be completed in seven minutes.”
—The Washington Post

“Read worthy strategies for improving emotional intelligence skills make this our how-to book of the week. It’s nice to know that ...
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Overview


"Surveys of 500,000 people on the role of emotions in daily life have enabled the authors to hone EQ assessment to a 28-question online survey that can be completed in seven minutes.”
—The Washington Post

“Read worthy strategies for improving emotional intelligence skills make this our how-to book of the week. It’s nice to know that average IQ doesn’t limit a person to average performance. And who can resist an online quiz with instant feedback?”
—Newsday

“Emotional intelligence is an extremely important skill for personal and professional success. This book is excellent and the learning included in the free online test is cutting-edge. I strongly recommend it.”
—Ken Blanchard, bestselling business book author of all time; coauthor The One Minute Manager®.

“My clients tend to be very successful and incredibly busy. This book delivers valuable insights without wasting time! My coaches and I have done powerful work aided by this book and the emotional intelligence test that comes with it. A fantastic combination for learning the skills that are critical to high job performance."
—Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, and premier executive educator as ranked by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company.

“At last a book that gives how to’s rather than just what to’s. We need no more convincing that emotional intelligence is at the core of life success. What we need are practical ways of improving it. Bradberry and Greaves brilliant new book is a godsend. It will change your life.”
—Joseph Grenny, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Crucial Conversations

“This book is filled with wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice, rooted in groundbreaking research. The authors’ positive strategies are immensely powerful and will change the way you look at your life, your work, and the world.”
—Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, author of the bestseller It’s Your Ship

“I distributed the book to my entire team. We found it very helpful in our dealings with each other and our internal customers. With all the new buzzwords over the past few years, the heart and soul of a company's culture is how they support and promote emotional intelligence. Those with foresight see that emotional intelligence will separate the good companies from the great ones. This book is a wonderful tool for a grass roots approach. If your desire is to be a truly resonate leader that people will trust and follow, this is an opportunity that cannot only change your professional career, but also your personal relationships.”
—Regina Sacha, vice president, human resources, FedEx Custom Critical

“In the fast lane of business life today, people spend more time on computer keyboards, blackberries and conference calls than they do in face-to-face communication. We're expected to piece together broken conversations, cryptic voicemails, and abbreviated text messages to figure out how to proceed. In this increasingly complex web, emotional intelligence is more important than ever before. This book is filled with invaluable insights and information that no one can afford to ignore.”
—Rajeev Peshawaria, executive director, Goldman Sachs International

“Drs. Bradberry and Greaves have created a gem that is powerful and easy to read. This book provides a captivating look at the things that matter most in life. Succeeding in Hollywood is as tough as any business, and emotional intelligence skills are essential. I highly recommend this book.”
—Matt Olmstead, executive producer, Prison Break and NYPD Blue

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are award-winning authors and the cofounders of TalentSmart®, a global think tank and consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.

Their best selling Emotional Intelligence Quick Book has been translated into 23 languages, and is sold in more than 150 countries. Drs. Bradberry and Greaves have written for, or been covered by: Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., US News & World Report, Newsday, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974320649
  • Publisher: TalentSmart
  • Publication date: 6/13/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 20,560
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are award-winning authors and the cofounders of TalentSmart®, a global think tank and consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. Their bestselling Emotional Intelligence Quick Book has been translated into 23 languages, and is sold in more than 150 countries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    I read the authors' first emotional intelligence book, and I thi

    I read the authors' first emotional intelligence book, and I think that 2.0 is a huge improvement. Here's a chapter by chapter look at why:

    FOREWORD BY PATRICK LENCIONI
    Lencioni is one of those gurus that has sold millions of books, none about emotional intelligence (EQ). As Lencioni proclaims in the foreword, he's no EQ expert, but he sees everyday how critical a skill it is to have and he's so enthusiastic about this book because it's the first he's read that actually shows you how to increase your EQ and apply it in your life.

    THE JOURNEY
    This chapter opens with a riveting story of a surfer who is attacked by a great white shark in California. I won't spoil it by telling you how, but the story is a great illustration of the power of emotion and how important it is to understand and manage our emotions. This chapter also illustrates how our brains are wired to react to events emotionally before our reason kicks in, and it lays the groundwork for the process by which the rest of the book will teach you to increase your EQ.

    THE BIG PICTURE
    This chapter teaches what EQ is and what it isn't. For example, a lot of people mistakenly think that EQ is a part of your personality. To the contrary EQ is separate from your personality, just as it is separate from your intellect, or IQ. It begins to build your understanding of emotions by showing what the five core emotions look like in varying degrees of intensity. Next the authors fun and engaging approach explains studies that illustrate how important EQ is in daily living. They show how your EQ impacts things like your tolerance for change, how you manage stress, even how much money you make!

    -DIGGING IN: MY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTION PLAN-
    If you haven't already, by this point in the book you need to open the orange envelope inside the back cover and retrieve the unique passcode that lets you go online to take the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal test. I'd actually heard of this test (it's the most widely used EQ test out there), so I thought it was pretty cool that they let you take it for free with the book. In addition to revealing your EQ scores, your test results guide you through the areas you need to work on improving the most. This chapter helps you to develop your plan of attack, including the action plan where you actually record what it is your going to do and by when.

    -SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES-
    (ACTUALLY THERE IS A CHAPTER OF STRATEGIES FOR EACH SKILL, BUT I'LL JUST DESCRIBE THIS ONE)
    This section of the book has 66 strategies to increase your EQ. Each strategy is well-detailed (most 2-3 pages) and something that you can begin doing immediately. Your test results tell you which EQ skill you need to work on the most (for me it was Self-management), as well as which of the chapter's strategies will increase your ability in that skill the most. I thought this part was pretty cool. Basically, the test analyzed my score profile and picked the three strategies that would improve my biggest weaknesses in self-management. One of the strategies it suggested, Breathe Right, hit the nail on the head. I'm not one of these people that needs to take a deep breath to calm down and stop being angry, which is good because that's NOT what the strategy is teaching. Actually, it illustrates how some of us, when left to our own devices, breathe too shallow, which deprives some of the higher (rational) areas of the brain of the oxygen needed to keep us completely calm and focused. So now, whenever I need to clear my head, think on my feet at work, make a tough decision, figure out what I should get my wife for her birthday, etc. I use this breathing strategy, and I'm continually amazed by how quickly it makes me calm and focused. Anyway, that's just one self-management strategy, but I thought it'd be useful for you to see what one is like in detail.

    -EPILOGUE--JUST THE FACTS: A LOOK AT THE LATEST DISCOVERIES IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE-
    This epilogue is quite interesting. The authors' company is a think tank that has tested more than half a million people worldwide, and they share some of the more interesting conclusions from their data that didn't show up earlier in the book. For example, women outscore men in overall EQ, but the sexes have an equal ability in self-awareness (men fall short because they do less with the emotional information they take in). Anyhow, there are studies of EQ differences across various generations (Boomers vs. Millenials is really interesting), in different job titles (CEO's have the lowest EQ in the workforce!), and even US vs. China (our new, big economic competitor).

    -DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR READING GROUPS-
    This last appendix has some great questions for discussion. I'm not in a book club, but my wife read the book and we talked about some of these questions and it led to some really interesting discussions. 

    70 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

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    Loved it. Still pour over it each morning at breakfast.

    I was given this book as prework for a leadership retreat at my company. They make us read a lot of books this way, and I usually skim them or don't read them at all because I can't get into them. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 broke the mold.

    I read it cover to cover twice before the retreat, and I was soaking up good info like a sponge both times. The book makes a strong case for why emotional intelligence is important on the job, and uses data from inside real organizations to show how EQ impacts job performance and company performance.

    The beauty of the strategies (there are a TON of them) in the book is they are the kind of things you can weave into your daily routine without thinking too hard about it. I review the strategies section each morning before I head to work, and find myself applying what I read all day long.

    The book also includes access to an online test which is incredible. I admit that some of the stuff my results revealed weren't super easy to fess up to, but I think that's the point. The results made me feel like I was watching myself on a movie screen or something where I could see so clearly how I come across to other people. Anyway, it's a nice addition to the book, and I wish more books were like it.

    69 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    This is a MUST READ - MUST DO for anyone in C-level selling.

    I am VP of Sales and have been for many years. We need to stay sharp on our own emotions in the selling process - this will help you do it.

    60 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2011

    Best book I've read all year

    This is a great book that shows you how to increase your emotional intelligence. It includes an online test which pinpoints the strategies from the book that will increase your EQ the most. I've never seen a book quite like this, and have been getting so much out of applying the wisdom it contains.

    56 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    Finally, an eq book with practical how-tos and a test that tells

    Finally, an eq book with practical how-tos and a test that tells me what exactly I should improve! This is the fourth book I've read about this topic--and it is the only one that tells me exactly what to do after telling me why it's important for me to improve these skills. Yes, I get it. It's important. It's brain science. It's self-improvement. But what other books lack is the ability to show me how to increase my emotional awareness and build relationships with people around me. Isn't this the whole point? So thank you Brodberry and Greaves!

    53 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Fun and informative

    A friend of mine suggested this book to me as he really enjoyed it and wanted to see how I scored on the test. I also liked it, and several of the emotional intelligence strategies really hit home. I'm putting them to good use and proud to say that I outscored my friend on the test!

    53 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    My employer used this book in a training on customer service, an

    My employer used this book in a training on customer service, and I must say it was one of the best course I've taken since we started working here. I didn't know what this concept was about. The words "emotional intelligence" didn't make sense to me at first, but after the training and reading this book, it makes perfect sense now! The book has a test you can take for free to see what you emotional intelligence level is. This is a great tool to have together with the book. It very relevant for my job. I recommend this book.

    52 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    This is a very practical book that showed me exactly what I need

    This is a very practical book that showed me exactly what I need to do to develop my EI skills. Recommending!

    50 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    I didn't think a book recommended by my mom would be worth the r

    I didn't think a book recommended by my mom would be worth the read, but I'm glad I read this one. The language is easy to understand and the book is full of tips I can use to be more emotionally smart. I recommend.

    49 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    I got a chance to listen to the author Travis Bradberry speak at

    I got a chance to listen to the author Travis Bradberry speak at a conference. What an eye-opener! I didn't get a chance to buy his book at the conference since there was a long line at the signing. I was reminded by BN to rate this book, and I can't recommend it enough.

    48 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Loved it

    Best book I've read all year.

    48 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Great book. The only information I needed is all in this book. T

    Great book. The only information I needed is all in this book. That's all I need to know about emotional intelligence.

    47 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    The eq test is worth the purchase alone.

    The eq test is worth the purchase alone.

    47 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    A small book with a big package. EQ development made simple. Dev

    A small book with a big package. EQ development made simple. Development strategies, test, retest, e-learning, goal tracking, etc. ALL IN THIS SMALL BOOK!

    47 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    A great book that is easy to digest and helpful. The clear how-t

    A great book that is easy to digest and helpful. The clear how-to strategies to improve my EQ is exactly what I needed.

    46 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book

    A fun and enjoyable read that helped me immensely at work and at home.

    45 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Enlightening and practical

    A really useful book and the test is a huge bonus. A must read.

    45 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

    Awesome book!

    Awesome book!

    43 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Fantastic book!

    Fantastic book!

    41 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

    Outstanding book. A must for anyone who wishes to improve him or

    Outstanding book. A must for anyone who wishes to improve him or herself.

    37 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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