Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence

Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence

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by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
     
 

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National bestseller now available in paperback.

Drawing from decades of research within world-class organizations, the authors show that great leaders excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using Emotional Intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. The best leaders, they show, have "resonance"--a powerful ability

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National bestseller now available in paperback.

Drawing from decades of research within world-class organizations, the authors show that great leaders excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using Emotional Intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. The best leaders, they show, have "resonance"--a powerful ability to drive emotions in a positive direction to get results--and can fluidly interchange among a variety of leadership styles as the situation demands. Groundbreaking and timely, this book reveals the new requirements of successful leadership.

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Named one of the Best Leadership Books of All Time - Inc. Magazine (inc.com)

"Just as Goleman's first book redefined intelligence, his new treatise...reassesses what makes a great leader." - TIME Magazine.

"Daniel Goleman has done it again! ...a fascinating account of how emotions are at the heart of effective leadership. This book is a gem." - David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Time Magazine
Just as Goleman's first book redefined intelligence, his new treatise reassesses what makes a great leader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591391845
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
04/14/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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David Gergen
David Gergen, Director, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
Daniel Goleman has done it again! a fascinating account of how emotions are at the heart of effective leadership. This book is a gem.

Meet the Author


Daniel Goleman is codirector of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University and is the author of the international best-selling books "Emotional Intelligence" and "Working with Emotional Intelligence." Richard Boyatzis is professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Annie McKee serves on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and consults to business and organization leaders worldwide.

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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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