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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds” - the rational and the emotional - and how they together shape our destiny.  

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.   

The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.  

©2005 Daniel Goleman (P)2018 Daniel Goleman

Critic Reviews

“A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial to your career.” (USA Today

“Good news to the employee looking for advancement [and] a wake-up call to organizations and corporations.” (The Christian Science Monitor)

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the voice of the narrator is unbearable, don't buy

the voice of the narrator changes from the initial one to a robotic and unbearable one after the initial chapter. I felt robbed or scammed when this happened.

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this is not the original book

very scientific explanation of emotional intelligence, no real advice , explaining how the brain works emotionally , explaining how amygdala works

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Good book. Not so as audiobook.

I was looking forward to this book after hearing an interview with the author, Daniel Goleman. I was pleased enough with his narration of the Preface or Introduction. However, when the main narrator started Part One, I found hit tone and cadence very robotic sounding. It was such a distraction and annoyance that I stopped listening after the first chapter. I ended up returning the audiobook. Disappointing.

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Insightful

This book help me learn a lot about myself and how to improve myself in dealing with others.

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  • 0wen101
  • 12-20-18

overrated

bad bad bad read..
If not dead already from boredom, you'll certainly be no more 'emotionally intelligent' reading/listening to this tome.
Long winded, self-congratulatory and tons of tedious human brain physiology trivia and minutiae listing various emotional impairments and what not.
You could sum the whole thing up by saying 'along with IQ, being emotionally mature is important'.
Message to author - You dont need to understand engines in order to drive an automobile.

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  • Matthew
  • 12-09-18

Worst narrator voice on Audible so far

Almost difficult to finish with the narrators croaky, nasal voice. The book itself is excellent if dry and technical

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  • MFS
  • 11-22-18

Great Read

This book had great technical content balanced with analogies the lay person could appreciate. I found this book a page turner and left me hungry to learn more about EI. The techniques described are really useful and I can see how I can take this learning into my work place.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-18

So Helpful

Gives hope for positive change in social abilities no matter what stage you are in life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-18

Loved this book!

Really enjoyed this book, couldnt stop listening!! I did struggle with the voice initially, I had just listened to a booked read with a very animated voice and this one was very opposite. Once I got used to it the reading style fit with the content of the book 😊