A book to think about yourself. Your life experience and change. The interior change to you, your friends, your kids at least; ;your life. Fantastic observations great conclusions.
Definitely worth the reading or listening. I never really knew how important EI was until this book. I am looking forward to listening Working with Emotional Intelligence.
While the material is interesting and makes it worth the tedium of getting through the book, the narration was on the level of voice recognition. It was virtually monotone.
A lot of reviews suggested the performance was computer like and I agree, to an extent. At first, it was a little difficult to understand but as I focused it became easier to follow.
The topic of emotional intelligence has opened to my eyes to the undertones of life and I feel there are powerful lessons for anyone contained inside this book.
No, the content is excellent but my only complain is related to the robotic quality of Mr. Whitener's performance as the narrator. Fortunately, the material was very interesting and I managed to get past this after the first couple of chapters. The final two chapters are the appendix, which I could've skipped if I had a chance to view them in print. I listened since I was hoping they would enhance my experience but I had to wait until the very end to be able to hear Dr. Goleman's closing comments (which are a bit redundant, but good nonetheless).
Getting to understand the brain circuitry behind human emotions and alternatives to manage them.
I believe the preface is narrated by the author itself, and he delivers a far more passionate insight on the materials covered by his book. I'd also choose Morgan Freeman, everything sounds better with Morgan Freeman's voice.
I was looking more for advises to improve my EI, and I got some but is not very detailed on that regard.
Meanwhile it spends too much time talking about amygdala and neuro cortex for example and that was not very valuable to me. The research cases are very interesting.
If you're looking for self-help, then this is not it. This is more documentary in nature. The narrator, ironically, sounds robotic, although he's speaking of "emotional intelligence." If you are interested in learning about the human mind, the evolution of the brain and scientific explanations of why humans behave as they do, then this book is right for you.
No, I would not recommend this narrator. It is difficult to listen to him.
I do not think that there should be a follow-up to this particular book. Although, I continue to be interested in Emotional Intelligence, I would not recommend the author or the narrator. I assume that the author produces documentary type books, across the board. I'm not interested in documentaries. I wanted a self-help book, possibly a motivational book.