Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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A&C Black, Jul 20, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 368 pages
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A 25th anniversary edition of the number one, multi-million copy international bestseller that taught us how emotional intelligence is more important than IQ - 'a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea' (Harvard Business Review)

Featuring a new introduction from the author

Does IQ define our destiny? In his groundbreaking bestseller, Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow. It is not our IQ, but our emotional intelligence that plays a major role in thought, decision-making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness: all are qualities that mark people who excel, whose relationships flourish, who can navigate difficult conversations, who become 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  - JoniMFisher - LibraryThing

Goleman explores an aspect of personal development that is sorely lacking in a "me" generation that lives for instant gratification and constant reinforcement that they are wonderful and special and ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarahlh - LibraryThing

Yeah, nah. I’m not going past page 34 with a book that thinks IQ is a valid measurement of someone’s intelligence and gives “primary importance” props to the damn Bell Curve. Hard pass. 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
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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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