Emotional Intelligence at Work

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If you think analytical skills, company loyalty, or even competence is the key to success in the workplace, it's time to think again. Most experts now agree that those who climb the corporate ladder most quickly are those who possess a high degree of emotional intelligence. Simply put, emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to make your emotions work for you by using them in ways that produce the results you want. And the good news is that, unlike IQ and other traditional measures of intelligence, EI can be ...
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Overview

If you think analytical skills, company loyalty, or even competence is the key to success in the workplace, it's time to think again. Most experts now agree that those who climb the corporate ladder most quickly are those who possess a high degree of emotional intelligence. Simply put, emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to make your emotions work for you by using them in ways that produce the results you want. And the good news is that, unlike IQ and other traditional measures of intelligence, EI can be developed and dramatically increased. Aside from showing individuals how they can get ahead by applying emotional intelligence in the workplace, Dr. Weisinger also explains how businesses can benefit through the application of EI on a company-wide basis.
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Editorial Reviews

Allan Barnes
Dr. Weisinger shows us how to use our emotional assets to maximize our intellectual assets. We can all use this book and we all know someone who can use it, too.
Art Ulene
Emotional Intelligence at Work is your antidote to job-related stress. It is healthy and nutritious for your mind and your body.
Debra-Lynn Terrill
Dr. Weisinger demonstrates how we all can use emotions as an opportunity. Deploy his techniques to increase satisfaction, performance and bottom-line results in your organization.
John Mayer
This is the one book that translates the theory of emotional intelligence into an accessible, hands-on program everyone can use to advance their careers and improve their lives.
Professional Manager
This is a good read. It contains a great deal of common sense and includes a bibliography should the reader wish to follow up the subject.
Rita McGlone
At long last, a book directed to the working world that acknowledges and demonstrates how managing our emotions and dealing with the feelings of others increases the bottom line. Practical, practical, practical!
Training
Pleasingly free of psychological jargon, this is actually a pragmatic and well-written structured guide for managers (actually for people).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787909529
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 219
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

The Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence 1
1 Developing High Self-Awareness 3
2 Managing Your Emotions 27
3 Motivating Yourself 61
Using Your Emotional Intelligence in Your Relations with Others 105
4 Developing Effective Communication Skills 107
5 Developing Interpersonal Expertise 151
6 Helping Others Help Themselves 183
Appendix Developing Your Emotional Intelligence 213
Bibliography 219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2000

    Making EI Work

    Emotional intelligence has been much talked about in the last few years. This book goes beyond the hype and gives practical suggestions for developing one's own emotional intelligence at work.Hendrie Weisinger, a psychologist and organizational consultant, defines emotional intelligence as the ability to 'intentionally make your emotions work for you by using them to help guide your behavior and thinking in ways that enhance your results.' Weisinger contends that EI can be nurtured, developed, and augmented. He proves his point by providing processes and exercises to help the reader develop self-awareness, manage emotions, motivate self, communicate effectively, develop interpersonal expertise, and help others help themselves.Weisinger writes in an easy to read, straightforward style. His approach is practical. This makes it especially useful for those responsible for delivering EI training. This is not a book about EI research but a manual for making EI work in the workplace. An added bonus is that developing your EI will also strengthen your personal relationships. If your interest is in becoming more emotionally intelligent or helping others to do so, then reading this book would be an intelligent choice.

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