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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
     

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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by Daniel Goleman
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This international #1 bestseller, which spent a year on PW's list, explains why EI can be more important than IQ. (July)
Library Journal
Scientific data emerging from studies using new brain imaging technologies have yielded fresh understanding of how emotions work and, argues the author, suggest ways to regulate the more negative emotions responsible for the horrendous acts of violence that are the stuff of daily headlines. The book calls for universal adoption of educational curricula that teach youngsters how to regulate their emotional responses and to resolve conflict peacefully. Along the way Goleman summarizes much of the best psychological work of the last few decades on such topics as the importance of learned optimism, the theory of multiple intelligences, the role of innate temperamental differences, and the importance of emotional intelligence in marriage, management, and medicine. Based on good empirical data (unlike many popular psychology books), this fine example is recommended for academic and larger public libraries.Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, Wash.
From the Publisher

“Impressive in its scope and depth, staggering in its implications, Emotional Intelligence gives us an entirely new way of looking at the root causes of many of the ills of our families and our society.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553903201
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/11/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
42,458
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

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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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a university professor of early childhood education with background in counseling psychology, I was ecstatic to discover this monumental book. I am now reading it for the third time, still marking informative bits of information to use in my lectures on child development. If all parents knew the information in this book when they first take their newborn babies home from the hospital, our world would be a much brighter place. If all teachers knew what is REALLY happening in children's minds, they would change their own behavior dramatically. The really good news is that even though our emotional learning is established in the very early years (and at this time we do not know how to alter the physiology of the emotional brain), WE CAN learn how to handle those emotional triggers. Thank you, Mr. Goleman, for giving us this power packed book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great insight into emotions & how to deal with them & how they can work 'for' you & help you understand yourself & others, especially if you're having trouble or issues with others at work (or in general). Amazing relief. Good to know I'm not crazy & don't need to pay for counselor.
ClaudiaBrauer More than 1 year ago
Emotional Intelligence - by Daniel Goleman - One of the best books I have ever read!  I had the pleasure and the honor to translate into Spanish the original Emotional Intelligence scientific documents of Harvard University's Project Zero, way back when these concepts were totally foreign to most people.  I have re-read the book several times and it is still fantastic. "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."
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It really shows you how the emotional response is achieved and the ingredients for emotional intelligence. read it!
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Good read
Rudrawar More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book to read. Recommended at least once for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good.
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Goes back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* she puts her face in her hands*