Fiskdale, MA, United States | Member Since 2011
There were some salient points brought up by the author such as meaning/purpose, dealing with problems by addressing them head-on and realizing that you always have options for effectively dealing with issues/problems. However, the book is way too long!
I would have made this book more concise.
Very, very long!
I was not inspired to do anything, after I read the book, because the research and topics were mainly taken from cognitive psychology. If you really want to learn how to adopt the methodology that the author espouses, read the Feeling Good Handbook by Burns.
It wasn't the narration but the arrogance of the book itself
Yes, it gave a different perspective of the self made individual
What the author should have noted was that those who do not attain an education stand a remote chance of making it in the real world. Those people who really do well, without an education, aren't the norm. Yes, they exist but your chances of doing well, especially in business, requires a decent education. He almost attacks our educational system because he is self made. True, our educational system needs change. However, leaving school is typically not the answer.
I have several times and I own the hard copy.
Goleman's Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership
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This should be a must read for every business professional. Too many people have no clue regarding the major areas of emotional intelligence: self awareness, self management, relationship management and social awareness. This book proves that YOU can control your reactions to events in your life and you can enhance your skills within the four domains.
The author does an excellent job of articulating the differences between introverts and extroverts. More importantly, she describes how little people understand introverts and the lack of credit that is given to them!
Introverts want human connection just like extroverts; they just demonstrate it in a different way.
Great job with the narration.
Introverts should never be overlooked in an expressively driven society!
I would suggest this book for anyone who doesn't understand why introverts behave the way they do and the differences between styles (extroverts and introverts).
This book is not only a good read but a great resource!
My favorite part of the boob dealt with the process of acknowledging your emotions through the process Goulstein details in a step by step process. I found the book to be a great adjunct to the subject of emotional intelligence.
Goulstein's book will keep you engaged and teach you at the same time.
My recommendation is that the reader consume this book for all it's worth. The reason is that our educational system totally fails to teach us many of the learnings that are in this book. Most people have no clue how to diffuse a volitile situation or effectively deal with emotiona crises. This book will help you-if you put his processes into practice-to achieve a more productive and happier existence.
Innovative, Genius, Bastard
Steve was my favorite because you never knew when he would act out, create a scene or cry because he did not get his way.
The book is very good but long.
It is an interesting read because the author did a nice job of being fair and objective about Jobs; The author did not pull any punches about Job's antics. It is also a great testimonial that you can be an innovative genius and possess no emotional intelligence (to the extent that Jobs was kicked out of the company that he and Wozniak founded). The emotional highs and lows are described to the extent that you really feel like you are in the book. There are a lot of gems in the book as it relates to: emotional intelligence, innovation, family, wealth and most of all-loss. In short, I highly recommend this book!!!
I could barely get through the material. The book read like a journal article that the author's published.
The narrator was just dry, like the material.
I would have cut through the research and been more deliberate about the applicability of the research findings and its' impact on everyday life.
I would forewarn those who are interested in reading this
It was very, very rudundant.
Many of these books steal from basic psychological principles and add their own twist. This is clearly one of those books.
I did not the narrator; she was sugar sweet, to the point of annoying.
Sure, the central theme that your mindset affects your entire life. Of course, the author breaks it down ad nauseum.
Don't waste your money on this book! Pick up a book on cognitive psych and you will get some real advice on how your thoughts affect your feelings and how to deal with distorted thought patterns.
This book filters down all the empirical reseach into a very readable format.
I like how Pink proves that Corporate America is missing the point when it comes to motivating employees.
Every Manager/Leader needs to listen to this book before they draft a compensation plan that makes them look good, in the eyes of their management, but defeats the overall purpose of motivating their staff.
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