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Publisher's Summary

Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think. This fascinating and persuasive program argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, ignoring a crucial range of abilities that matter immensely in terms of how we do in life.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Daniel Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well. These factors add up to a different way of being smart - one he terms "emotional intelligence." This includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence, zeal and self-motivation, empathy, and social deftness.

These qualities mark people who excel in life, whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. Lack of emotional intelligence can sabotage the intellect and ruin careers. Perhaps the greatest toll is on children, for whom risks include depression, eating disorders, unwanted pregnancies, aggressiveness, and crime.

But the news is hopeful. Emotional intelligence is not fixed at birth, and the author shows how its vital qualities can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us. And because the emotional lessons a child learns actually sculpt the brain's circuitry, he provides guidance as to how parents and schools can best use this window of opportunity in childhood. The message of this eye-opening program is one we must take to heart: the true "bell curve" for a democracy must measure emotional intelligence.

©1995 Daniel Goleman; (P)2001 Books on Tape Inc., Published by Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Critic Reviews

"Fascinating...well-researched...an engrossing, captivating work." (Booklist)
"Impressive in its scope and depth, staggering in its implications." (Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)

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No methods discussed

This book talks about emotional intelligence but does not teach how to develop your own EQ.

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Classic

This book is nothing short of a classic in this field. Author has covered wide range of areas. Amazing read and one will be surprised to see the tricks mind plays and how you can trick that mind. Go for it.

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Good scientific overview

I was looking for a book to help me with my relationship and got much more!

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Too scientific!!!

Too many details. It was very scientific. I was bored and it took a long time to read.

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A true landmark book

This book will have you reflecting on your entire life.... And then, hopefully, your children's.

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RELATIONSHIP professional and personally

Rock Solid Ground game for all RELATIONSHIP, Leadership and Sales. if you want the Transformational significant life. Start here.

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Great book, POOR PERFORMANCE!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book itself but not as an audio book. It honestly sounds like a computer reading the entire book.

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Eye Opening

This book offers great insights to helping make the world a better place. It has profound implications for education of our young, getting along better in work places, and getting along better with interpersonal relationships especially marriage. I'm going to read it again and I highly recommend it.

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wasn't what I expected.

very scattered minded for my taste. I gave it a try but it was just all over the place and I'm listening while waiting for it to get to the point of where he states the solution.

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A bit slow and hard to listen to. Great sleep aid

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am not sure if you can make this an exciting subject, but this was had to listed to while driving. I need to know the topic but just wanted to turn it off.

What could Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Sound a bit more enthusiastic when reading it.

What three words best describe Barrett Whitener’s performance?

Slow, Dry, Technical

Was Emotional Intelligence worth the listening time?

It may be harder to read, don't know.

Any additional comments?

I am sure the information is a need for some people but this one was hard for me to get through.