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Tori M.

Peoria, IL United States
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  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • By: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,850
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,814

Knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Self-assessment is subjective

  • By A. Yoshida on 03-07-18

This is a good READ.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-12

This wonderful book shines a light on the fact that intelligence, that is "book smarts," is just one component of what contributes to a person's overall success in life. Pursuing qualities such as self-esteem or persistence will make you more effective in your work, as well as bring more joy into your life. He gives you sound examples of how to cultivate areas in your own life, so you are not just reading about how it "should" be.

That said, the narrator starts off well reading this book. He is engaging and fairly easy to listen to. However, at the points when he needs to share the quotes of a variety of people, he uses a strange and almost comical variety of voices and it does not work well. I became so annoyed with this over-acting, that eventually, I had to skip through it. It is truly awful.

I had read the book, and just wanted to reiterate the information more clearly in my mind as I drove. Reading the book is worth the effort!

34 of 36 people found this review helpful