Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Why it can matter more than IQ

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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.

About Daniel Goleman

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Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist, former New York Times science reporter, and author of the classic Emotional Intelligence.Lisa Bennett is the communications director of the Center for Ecoliteracy, a longtime writer about the environment, health, and education. She is also a former fellow at Harvard University's Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy.Zenobia Barlow is the executive director and cofounder of the Center for Ecoliteracy and coeditor of Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World.
Published January 11, 2012 by Bantam. 384 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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""We all desire happiness and do not want suffering."" The Dalai Lama introduces Bennett-Goleman's first book with this trademark refrain, adding the deceptively simple Buddhist truth that much suffering is caused by our ""disturbing emotions."" Bennett-Goleman, a psychotherapist and longtime stu...

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In 1990, psychologists Peter Salovey (now president of Yale University) and John Mayer wrote a seminal article on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), defining it as "the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among ...

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As an executive coach helping leaders grow, I have seen first-hand how the lack of emotional intelligence can severely limit a leader's ability to manage self, manage people, and manage work situations.

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