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
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.
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.
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