The ideas expressed in Emotional Intelligence 10 years ago have taken on a life of their own. They spurred a movement, with enthusiastic adherents in the business world, in medicine and healthcare, at home, in the field of education and the world at large. Several million people, including business managers, human resource departments, healthcare workers, teachers, parents and students, have applied the ideas and principles expressed in Emotional Intelligence.
It’s in the nature of an organization to want to spin information, but in reality, covering up painful truths can have negative consequences. The good news, according to Bennis and Goleman, is that organizations can change. They can choose truth over spin—as long as their leaders have the emotional intelligence to create transparency as a core value and an ultimate goal. Every organization, from small business to large, private and public, can benefit from the lessons and ideas in The Power of Truth.