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Emotional Intelligence :  Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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Published: 12th September 1996
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Daniel Goleman offers a vital new curriculum for life that can change the future for us and for our children

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. Daniel Goleman's fascinating and persuasive book argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioural research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors add up to a different way of succeeding in life - one he terms 'emotional intelligence'. Emotional intelligence includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. These are the qualities that mark people who excel: whose intimate relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. These are also the hallmarks of character and self-discipline, of altruism and compassion. As Goleman demonstrates, the personal costs of deficits in emotional intelligence can range from problems in marriage and parenting to poor physical health in adults, and to eating disorders and depression inchildren. (New research shows that chronic anger and anxiety create as great a health risk as chain-smoking.) But the news is hopeful. Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth. Goleman's argument gives new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality. He shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us. And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain's circuitry, Goleman provides detailed guidance as to how parents and schools can benefit from this. The message of this eye-opening book is one we must take to heart.

About the Author

Daniel Goleman, PhD, covers the behavioural and brain sciences for The New York Times and his articles appear throughout the world in syndication. He has taught at Harvard, where he received his PhD, and was formerly senior editor of Psychology Today. His previous books include: Vital Times, Simple Truths and The Meditative Mind

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Emotional Intelligence - Great Read

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    Great for leadership and self developement

     
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    buy it, read it - it's the best!

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
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      This is a fantastic book - for youself and as a wondetful, thoughtful, inspirational gift, probably the best gift you could give to a person you care about.

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      'An impressive argument that excellence is more than IQ' Daily Mail 'A well-written and practical guide to the emotions, perfectly pitched in tone and scope' Financial Times 'Forget IQ. Brains may come in useful, as may social class and luck, but as a predictor of who will succeed in any area of life, EQ is the thing to worry about' Good Housekeeping

      ISBN: 9780747528302
      ISBN-10: 0747528306
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 367
      Published: 12th September 1996
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.1  x 2.4
      Weight (kg): 0.26
      Edition Number: 1
      Edition Type: New edition