Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies. Our reactions to others send out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins, and bad relationships like poisons. Here, Daniel Goleman explains how we can use our astonishing capacity for "mindsight" to answer some of life's most essential questions: Is there a way to raise our children to be happy? What is the basis of a nourishing marriage? How can business leaders and teachers inspire the best in those they lead and teach? How can groups divided by prejudice and hatred come to live together in peace?
Goleman's heartening news is that humans have a built-in bias toward empathy, cooperation, and altruism, provided we develop the social intelligence to nurture these capabilities in ourselves and others.
©2006 Daniel Goleman; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
It was a good rhythm and you don't get bored easily
Emotions: freedom from anger, jealousy & fear by Osho, the reason is that it teaches you that you can control your emotions.
I have learned why I act in certain ways and how I can improve my life by understanding and handling those situations better.
It seems to me the book is more like a graduate reference in Psychology or Psychotherapy, but it is not a self development book.
I did not enjoy it.
The first 6 chapters.
it should be an Abridged book in one or two hours only.
The only reason I would reference the print version is if I need to quote a page number. I was very satisfied with the audio edition. Given my present situation, I would not have been able to sit down and read a text such as this.
I have not heard this narrator before and I am very pleased with his performance compared to some others who narrate texts. He uses inflections and pauses when required.
As this was a text, I was very pleased with the presentation. It did not produce any emotional reaction with the exception of some "Ah..ha" moments when explanations were elaborated.
I would highly recommend this book to any person who is involved in a "helping profession", parents, counsellors, religious leaders, and community leaders. This book will assist persons with raising their children and assist individuals to exercise preventative behaviours rather than reactive behaviours.
This book lives up to its high reputation! Being a student of psychology and anthropology, I really appreciate Goleman's holistic approach to understanding the complexities to human intelligence and interpersonal interactions. This is a book to study, more than to just read once.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Goes far beyond what the title implies and gets into the neurology of moral behavior and how technology will influence the way we interact.
I teach nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.
Emotional Intelligence. Same author and a variation on the same topic.
I don't know.
Let's get along.
I bought the paperback for my daughter. This book is great for new Mom's who want to raise children who are more socially adept.
What more could I ask for in a book of this type, but to help me broaden my understanding of the world around me. Specifically, in this case, to aid me in understanding myself and my fellow members of humanity. While I feel that the author pushes an agenda for social change, I can't blame him for using this book as a pulpit. It was never a bully pulpit, but rather nudging the reader to adopt what the author firmly believes. Shining light into how we behave may not always reveal a pretty picture, but I appreciate the additional illumination.
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