I loved the preface and the epilogue read by the author himself. Although the actual book reading sounded a bit robotic, since I love the subject I enjoyed every sentence of it. Highly recommended for parents or the ones planning to be.
I really enjoyed the topic. This book is packed full of really incredible information that I will try to utilize in my life. Unfortunately, the author goes so far in depth and uses repetitive examples that it was a struggle to finish.
I went into this book hoping to learn the practical ways to improve my personal emotional intelligence. Instead it is a guide or overview about the psychology and importance of emotion intelligence. This is a great foundation for any one who wants to learn more about emotional intelligence.
yes, This book offered wonderful explanations of how the brain works. I expected more of an emotional therapeutic book, which it is, but I really enjoyed the fundamental explanations of how the brain works.
For sports focus, I also read and enjoyed “The inner game of Tennis”, I believe these book complement each other in some regards.... but overall the scope of these two books are pretty far apart.
The book is good, the annex at the end where the author explains the decision making process involved in waking up in the middle of the night to a strange noise was insightful. The first annex or two aren’t really suited for audio so much, but you need to stay with it through this one at least!
Professor and Consultant in Strategic Project Management
Daniel Goleman is the father of emotional intelligence, an essential skill not only to succeed in life but also to happiness. This book is a must-read for professionals, parents and educators.
Awesome book loved it, however it does sound a bit complicated and you may need to listen more than once for sure to really understand it.
I really enjoyed this book. As an academic at a technological research institution, many of my peers think that emotions don't exist. Consequently, emotional intelligence is a very useful competitive tool on par with, say, using performance enhancing drugs to stay up all night tabulating test results. Oh well.
Absolutely vital information!
Goleman's Social Intelligence for deepening and applying the power of our inherent emotional brilliance to enriching our own lives, relationships and the world we all share.
What I learned amazed and delighted me...I feel much more empowered in my life from listening to Emotional Intelligence. In fact, I know I am more wisely empowered.
Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence - a long yet interesting and invaluable listen from Audible - has been great. I've now started with Social Intelligence by Goleman to learn more about applying the lessons and info he shares. Both are highly recommended!
This is possibly the worst narration I have ever heard. I read the book in print and wanted to listen to it in the car as a refresher. I saw some of the comments warning of poor narration, but thought, 'how bad can it really be'? Turns out... pretty horrible. I couldn't make it through the whole book. I think they recruited the guy who narrated all of those 1950's science filmstrips, except he keeps mispronouncing words. The book is great, but avoid the audiobook.