Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

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by Daniel Goleman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157851486X

ISBN-13: 9781578514861

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Daniel Goleman's international bestseller Emotional Intelligence forever changed our concept of "being smart," showing how emotional intelligence (EI)-how we handle ourselves and our relationships-can determine life success more than IQ. Then, Working with Emotional Intelligence revealed how stellar career performance also depends on EI.

Now,

Overview

Daniel Goleman's international bestseller Emotional Intelligence forever changed our concept of "being smart," showing how emotional intelligence (EI)-how we handle ourselves and our relationships-can determine life success more than IQ. Then, Working with Emotional Intelligence revealed how stellar career performance also depends on EI.

Now, Goleman teams with renowned EI researchers Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee to explore the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. Unveiling neuroscientific links between organizational success or failure and "primal leadership," the authors argue that a leader's emotions are contagious. If a leader resonates energy and enthusiasm, an organization thrives; if a leader spreads negativity and dissonance, it flounders. This breakthrough concept charges leaders with driving emotions in the right direction to have a positive impact on earnings or strategy.

Drawing from decades of analysis within world-class organizations, the authors show that resonant leaders-whether CEOs or managers, coaches or politicians-excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using EI competencies like empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles-from visionary to coaching to pacesetting-fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands.

The authors identify a proven process through which leaders can learn to:

· Assess, develop, and sustain personal EI competencies over time

· Inspire and motivate people

· Cultivate resonant leadership throughout teams and organizations

· Leverage resonance to increase bottom-line performance

The book no leader in any walk of life can afford to miss, this unforgettable work transforms the art of leadership into the science of results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578514861
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I The Power of Emotional Intelligence

1. Primal Leadership

2. Resonant Leadership

3. The Neuroanatomy of Leadership

4. The Leadership Repertoire

5. The Dissonant Styles: Apply with Caution

Part II Making Leaders

6. Becoming a Resonant Leader: The Five Discoveries

7. The Motivation to Change

8. Metamorphosis: Sustaining Leadership Change

Part III Building Emotionally Intelligent Organizations

9. The Emotional Reality of Teams

10. Reality and the Ideal Vision: Giving Life to the Organization's Future

11. Creating Sustainable Change

Appendix A EI versus IQ: A Technical Note

Appendix B Emotional Intelligence: Leadership Competencies

Notes

Index

About the Authors

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Primal Leadership 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
mischa More than 1 year ago
This book was very useful and informative for any leader of a group or organization. It gives good insight into the psychology of leading. I would recommend this book to any manager or leader, especially in this time of economic change within the business community.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee first correctly remind us about the importance of dealing with emotions in the workplace. To their credit, Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee do not downplay the dramatic impact of both intellect and cognitive skills in building a company to last. Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee then explore the four emotional intelligence dimensions and their associated competencies: Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Those capabilities are key to managing others successfully. After exploring each of these four concepts of emotionally intelligent leadership, Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee apply them to the six types of leadership styles: Visionary, coaching, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting, and commanding. The authors convincingly demonstrate that emotionally intelligent leaders are flexible in their use of leadership styles because some styles are more appropriate than others in specific situations. Emotionally sub-optimal leaders who are willing to improve themselves can learn through self-directed learning and with the help of others how to fill the gaps that separate them from emotionally intelligent leaders. Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee also explore how to build emotionally intelligent organizations. Ignoring how to deal with the realities of team norms and organizational culture often is a recipe for disaster as Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee clearly show us. The result is indeed a toxic and rebellious environment that will have a negative impact on both customer and investor loyalty. Finally, Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee examine the process for sustaining emotionally intelligent leadership over time. To summarize, Primal Leadership is a good read that brings an additional dimension of leadership to our attention.
MEC03 More than 1 year ago
This book was required for one of my MBA classes but I actually enjoyed it and it spark lots of classroom discussion.
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I am very displeased with this order. This product was for school. The information said it was shipped on April 1 and it the April 16 and I still havent got it. My class is over on May 17 so I hope I get the product by then. I order another product on the April 6 from Barnes and nobles and I have recieved it and already listened to half it.
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