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
This was very informative and inspiring. But much of what is expressed could be more concise and possibly have more impact with the majority of prospective reader: the 'some college but no Phd crowd. It took me so long to listen, I plan to also find a summary to make sure I remember the big ideas, such as the proof that moods (good or bad) are highly contageous.
I was particularly pleased that the author was balance with the altruistic possibilities vs some people are toxic and need to be avoided.
Loved this book. And I loved the audio reader.
Narration was fantastic, but about halfway through the author started repeating himself so much that I stopped listening three times in the course of 4 months. What I thought was going to be a delightful review of some Psychological findings ended up becoming a boring lecture, worded slightly differently about 10 times.
I enjoyed listening and learning from book.
Audio and narration was great. Since English is not my mother tongue, i find the narration easy to understand.
Content was great. Most of them were base on research.
If you're looking for a book to learn about social interaction ( based on science ) it is a good place to start.
This information is important to me personally, as well as in my career as a leader, educators, a boss and employee.
A small note. I think a bit less interpretive emphasis on the part of the reader might have been more true to the text.
This audiobook was a very interesting look into social intelligence. I was captivated by many of the studies and the conclusions. An excellent companion to Emotional Intelligence.
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.
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