Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Hands-On Strategies for Building Confident and Collaborative Star Performers / Edition 1

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Everyone agrees that Emotional Intelligence (EI) plays a key role in overall success. But when it comes to putting theory into practice, EI consultant Reldan Nadler, Psy.D., has written the only book on the subject that shows you step-by-step how to:

The more than 100 cutting-edge tools and strategies presented here are used by the most effective leaders in the world. This complete, hands-on action plan has worksheets, exercises, self-quizzes, and much more to show how great leaders put Emotional Intelligence to work.

"One of the most practical and useful books on the topic that I've seen." -- David B. Peterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Personnel Decisions International,

author of Leader as Coach and Development First

"The perfect field guide for leaders who hope to improve their Emotional Intelligence and increase employee engagement, performance, and retention in the process.

It is user-friendly and filled with practical tips and tools." -- Sharon Jordan-Evans, co-author of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay

"Provides detailed and easy-to-use practices to make you and your leaders superstars. One of the most valuable leadership books available!" -- Jeffrey E. Aurbach, Ph.D., President, College of Executive Coaching

"Open to any page, and you will find a key lesson in leadership." -- Sylvia K. Leduc, M.Ed., MPEC, leadership specialist

"Provides the kind of real-world guidance that is so often missing from leadership books. The tools and

techniques are immediately applicable." -- Nick Rothenberg, OD consultant and owner, 2Be, LLC

First introduced 15 years ago, Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been recognized as a far better indicator of success in the workplace than IQ is. But how do you apply the principles of EI in the real world? This book shows you how.

Written by Dr. Reldan Nadler--one of the top corporate experts in EI leadership--this hands-on guide uses case scenarios and step-by-step strategies to provide all the answers you need:

  • How do I increase my confidenceand EI to become a star player?
  • How can I become more effective as a leader?
  • How do I develop my people to become our next leaders?
  • How can I communicate decisions to become more successful?
  • What can I do at my next team meeting to improve morale and performance?

Filled with more than 100 EI tools and techniques,

Dr. Nadler's proven program is a must-have resource for CEOs, executives, managers, and team leaders. Organized by key topics--communication, collaboration, confidence, self-control, and developing others--this book offers invaluable quick-reference tips, as well as detailed checklists, worksheets, and action plans. In addition, you'll find fascinating frontline reports of leadership in

action: Warren Buffett's vision and leadership of powerful CEOs, Jeff Immelt's staying power at GE, Pete Carroll's optimism at USC, and Meg Whitman's commitment to service at


This is how successful people put their emotional skills to work. This is how you increase confidence, teamwork, and performance. This is Leading with Emotional Intelligence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071750950
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/25/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 485,929
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Reldan S. Nadler, Psy.D., is a world-class executive coach, leadership consultant, and corporate trainer with more than 30 years of experience in the corporate world. His clients include DreamWorks Animation, Comcast Entertainment, the College of Executive Coaching, and Vanguard Health Systems. He is also the Emotional Intelligence expert at Self-Growth.com and the co-host of a

VoiceAmerica Internet radio show. He lives in California with his wife and two children.

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Table of Contents

EI vs. IQ
Star Performers Shine and So Can You
Who Is This Book For?
What You'll Learn to Do
Getting Started: The Ideal Plan
EQ, IQ, or Technical Expertise?
How to Be a Star Performer—New Rules for Success
The Four Areas of Emotional Intelligence
The 20 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence
Profiles of Star Performers
Lack of Self-Control and the Inability to Delay Gratification
Stretching Strengths: Going from Good to Great Leadership
Micro-Initiatives: D.O.D. of Great Leadership
Taking the EI Star Profile Assessment
Are You or Your Boss Debilitating?
The Derailer Detector
Strategic Use of Strengths
Star Performer Action Plan
What Is the Self-Confidence Competency?
Emotional Intelligence Research Examples
Are You a Star Performer in Self-Confidence or Just Average?
Star Profile: Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker Coachbuild, LLC
10 Secrets & Current Practices of Henrik Fisker—Star Performer
The Coach's Corner: 10 Strategies for Self-Confidence
Star Performer Action Plan
What Is the Teamwork and Collaboration Competency?
Emotional Intelligence Research Examples
Are You a Star Performer in Teamwork and Collaboration or Just Average?
Star Profile: Paulette Jones, Director of Technical and Strategic Business Development, NMB Technologies Corporation
10 Secrets & Current Practices of Paulette Jones—Star Performer
The Coach's Corner: 24 Strategies for Teamwork and Collaboration
What Is the Developing Others Competency?
Emotional Intelligence Research Examples
Are You a Star Performer in Developing Others or Just Average?
Star Profile: Mark French, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) Head Coach, Women's Basketball Team
13 Secrets & Current Practices of Mark French—Star Performer
The Coach's Corner: 12 Strategies for Developing Others
Star Performer Action Plan
What Is the Communication Competency?
Emotional Intelligence Research Examples
Are You a Star Performer in Communication or Just Average?
Star Profile: John Davies, CEO and Founder, Davies Public Relations
11 Secrets & Current Practices of John Davies—Star Performer
The Coach's Corner: 12 Strategies for Enhancing Communication and Empathy
Star Performer Action Plan
The Coach's Corner
The Plays
Keeping Score: Your Leadership Scorecard
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