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Emotional Intelligence: What Makes a Leader?

Narrated by: Deaver Brown
Length: 51 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Goleman was the first to identify emotional intelligence as a critical factor in leadership performance and success. He wrote about this succinctly in his best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence. His Harvard Business Review (HBR) article is the first identifying and analyzing specifically how emotional intelligence is a critical factor in management success and CEO performance. This audiobook provides a core summary of his best seller, as well as focusing on his insights about the importance of a keen emotional intelligence for management and CEO performance.

Goleman identifies and discusses in details the five critical components of emotional intelligence (ei): self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Goleman analyzes how executives with strong ei skills make the best managers and CEOs. Coleman provides numerous approaches throughout the audiobook about how to improve the listener’s ei.

Key words: Daniel Goleman, HBR, Harvard, Harvard Business School, HBS, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills, talents, skills, CEO, executive, manager.

©2010 Simply Magazine (P)2010 Christina Brown

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Basic EI concept, horrible narrator

I don't mind the concepts and somewhat of a repeat for anyone that has learned anything about EI in the past. The narrator has kind of awkward tempo, it makes listening difficult. In addition, the voice was somewhat high pitched, and very easily, the reading would be come background noise, very difficult to focus on the story.

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Great High Level Overview of EI

The narrator takes a few odd pauses here and there but speaks clearly and at a good pace. The book gave a nice high-level overview of Emotional Intelligence and is a good starting point for those looking to learn about the skill.

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Know thyself

And to think own self be true. EI: Emotional Intelligence.

Leadership requires learning about yourself and others.

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Not great reading

Good concepts but the reader is a little difficult to listen to. Weird pauses in the middle of sentences make or hard to follow. H s got some sort note system and you can hear keyboard clicks through the whole article. But the concepts are good and good info to have.

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worst audio book i have heard

This was the worst audio book I have heard. I have read several other books by Daniel Goleman and I appreciated the content of this book, the stilted performance mixed with bad editing made it almost impossible to understand the thought process of the book. I would recommend this title but I would suggest reading it and not listening to it.

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Worst narration ever

Good content but repeated itself in a fee ocasions. Narrator was not good. It seemed the narration was never edited.

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  • 03-31-16

Recommended for EI overview

Concise & very informative.
The book summarises the different EI aspects & components in a very interesting way.

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  • Joao Baptista Silva
  • 02-03-16

interesting

An interesting introduction to EI but sometimes dificult to understand whatsup the speaker is saying.

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  • Noreen
  • 09-18-16

great read

loved it. some great information about emotional intelligence and management. worth the time it took