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Emotional Intellgence

Author, Daniel Goleman

Personal Growth Editor's Recommended Book

There was a time when IQ was considered the leading determinant of success. In this fascinating book, based on brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman argues that our IQ-idolizing view of intelligence is far too narrow. Instead, Goleman makes the case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest indicator of human success. He defines emotional intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy, and the ability to love and be loved by friends, partners, and family members. People who possess high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and lasting, meaningful relationships. Because emotional intelligence isn't fixed at birth, Goleman outlines how adults as well as parents of young children can sow the seeds.


A New York Times best-seller draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to show how the rational and the emotional faculties of the mind work together to shape the fate of each individual. Reprint. 140,000 first printing. $140,000 ad/promo."


The astounding coast-to-coast bestseller--with more than 750,000 copies in print--that has changed readers' understanding of what it really means to be smart, Emotional Intelligence delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence and shows why these determine success in relationships, work, and even physical well-being. "Strikes a blow . . . for both science and common sense."--The Philadelphia Inquirer.

From the Publisher

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.

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