It is a classic book, with great insight.
I would prefer Daniel Goleman narrate.
It is extremely difficult to stay focused on the material because of the narrator.
This book should be a series of books dedicated to each aspect, self help, psychology, and educating. The combination of all this topics made me disinterested in 80 % of the book.
The content of the book was useful, but the reading was berry difficult to follow as it seemed to be ready a computer (though it was read by the author)
I had quite a few "aha!" moments with this book. learned a new thing or two and about myself. I will have to devour this one a few times for it all to sink in.
this book is phenomenal in the message. the only part I didn't like was the narrator sounds like a dud reading a text book. if everyone in the world took the information in this book to hear the world would be much happier and peaceful.
Entrepreneur and Consultant - Business, Innovation Management, Technology Transfer, Information Technology. EE-Ms.C., MBA.
I am far from giving a real professional review of this landmark book.
I just listened and listened well as there are so many insights I find useful for me as a person, for my spouse and family, as well as for my work.
I believe self-awareness, the most significant part of emotional intelligence, is a significant part of what make a man become a mensch.
this book has helped answer many life questions and understand my deepest struggles. a must read for those who dont know why they feel a certain way, as well as better understand ways to communicate with loved ones who are afflicted.
In this book Daniel Goleman gives excellent examples of how to utilize emotional intelligence.
The only negative thing is that Daniel Goleman narrates the first chapter only.
The concept of EQ is nothing new. This book is supposed to have been the watershed moment for the birth of Emotional Intelligence worldwide. Having trained several people in EQ and the improvement thereof I made a promise to myself to read the source work in EQ. What a poor start... My personal opinion is that if this book really unlocked public attention to this concept there must not have been anything else.
Thank goodness the research in EQ and positive psychology has progressed to where it is today.
What did I not like about this book?
The repetitive morbid examples of what happens to people when they lack EQ or emotional and social competence. The book reads more like a narrative version of the DSM-IV with examples than a book on EQ.
What did I like about the book?
Some claims about EQ attributed to Daniel Goleman has been cleared up. Particularly the claim that 80% of our success comes from EQ.
Maybe this review is slightly harsh if you put the time into context, but thankfully we have progressed as a profession and a scientific field of study.