Emotional Intelligence at Work

Emotional Intelligence at Work

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by Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D.
     
 

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

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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 developed and dramatically increased.Based on an extensive body of research and the author's years of experience in the field, Emotional Intelligence at Work is a hands-on guide people can use to amplify their own emotional intelligence. In plain, easy-to-follow language, Dr. Weisinger explains exactly what EI is all about. He shows how to master the core competencies of emotional intelligence, abilities that include self-motivation, high self-awareness, mood management, and emotional mentoring. Moreover, he includes scores of real-world examples and dozens of practical exercises that accelerate the process, as well as step-by-step approaches to mastering a variety of EI techniques.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. Because the development of EI leads to employees who are more creative, more fulfilled, and more enthusiastic, its promotion throughout an organization can improve productivity, speed adaptation to change, improve retention of key employees, and generally bolster that organization's competitive stance.A number of books have been written about the theories surrounding emotional intelligence. But this is the first to translate those theories into a pragmatic plan of action anyone can follow. Use it to achieve the kind of success that, until now, seemed always rese

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"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!" —Rita McGlone, assistant director of executive education, The Wharton School of Business

"Emotional Intelligence at Work is your antidote to job-related stress. It is healthy and nutritious for your mind and your body." —Dr. Art Ulene, The Today Show

"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." —John Mayer, Ph.D., co-creator of the theory of emotional intelligence and associate professor of psychology, University of New Hampshire

"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." —Allan Barnes, intellectual assets process leader, IBM Advanced Business Institute

"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." —Debra-Lynn Terrill, director of executive education, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA

Art Ulene
Emotional Intelligence at Work is your antidote to job-related stress. It is healthy and nutritious for your mind and your body.
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.
Training
Pleasingly free of psychological jargon, this is actually a pragmatic and well-written structured guide for managers (actually for people).
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!
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.
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787909529
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/31/1997
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.97(d)

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