Now, Goleman teams with renowned EI researchers Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee to explore the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. Unveiling neuroscientific links between organizational success or failure and "primal leadership," the authors argue that a leader's emotions are contagious. If a leader resonates energy and enthusiasm, an organization thrives; if a leader spreads negativity and dissonance, it flounders.
Drawing from decades of analysis, the authors show that resonant leaders excel not just through skill and smarts but also by connecting with others, using EI competencies such as empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles - from visionary to coach to pacesetter - fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands. The program no leader in any walk of life can afford to miss, this unforgettable work transforms the art of leadership into the science of results.
©2002 Daniel Goleman; (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
Awesome if you're trying to expand your leadership. Or just be a better human being. Read well but it kind of reads like a research paper. The content is outstanding however.
I listen to a lot of Audio Books while working :)
This book was filled with so much information. It is so helpful to better understand the difficulties out there in the present job market. There are so many managers lacking leadership skills and it can become very frustrating for the average worker.
I couldn't even finish this book because the it is extremely repetitive and never got to the point. If it ever did get to the point, I had lost interest long before that. It's like one of those infomercials that keeps telling you WHY you need this product, but never actually tells you anything about the product itself! Very frustrating.
Even though the subject is very interesting it is hard to stay with it. Other readers have a much better ability to keep your attention.
Made me think about how we are really wired.
If you think you know something about people, think again.
I have read many, many books on leadership and management and have listened to quite a few.
While many books may not translate across the bridge to audio, this one does.
It is critical information for today's managers and tommorrow's leaders.
My advice is get it or get out, because those that do get it will plow you under with this philosophy.
I really enjoyed this. While it was a bit detailed in parts (which would have have been easier to read than listen to) the overall effect on me was remarkable. It really helped me understand why some of the things that I had sensed to be true were true. I felt like it gave me permission to do what I had always felt was the right thing regardless of what I was sensing from my "corporate" environment. Empathy is important for example, and an indispensable part of effectively interacting with or leading others.
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