Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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A&C Black, Jul 20, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 368 pages

The groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success


Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.

 

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User Review  - EmmyLoo - LibraryThing

This book is concisely written and hits some very good points on the subject of emotional intelligence. The author reminds us that learning to manage our emotional intelligence is an ongoing, time ... Read full review

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Even though this book came out in 1995, it's still pretty relevant. What would be interesting if the author wrote an updated version of this, using all the new data from neuroscience research, biology ... Read full review

Contents

What Are Emotions For?
5
Anatomy of an Emotional Hijacking
13
PART THREE
127
Intimate Enemies
133
Managing with Heart
148
Mind and Medicine
164
PART FOUR
187
Trauma and Emotional Relearning
200
The Cost of Emotional illiteracy
233
Schooling the Emotions
261
What Is Emotion?
289
The Neural Circuitry
297
The Self Science
303
Notes
311
Acknowledgments
341
Copyright

Temperament Is Not Destiny
215

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Daniel Goleman, a former science journalist for the New York Times, is the author of many books, including the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence. He co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago). He lives in Massachusetts.

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