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Emotional Intelligence Audiobook

Emotional Intelligence

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Kendal Omdahl 10-05-16 Member Since 2013
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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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    douglas 09-17-16
    douglas 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    Susan B. 09-16-16
    Susan B. 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    VIDA SAMI CANNON 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    selena 09-03-16
    selena 09-03-16
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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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    Ronda Guedel 08-03-16

    As the wife of a U.S. Marine and Real Estate agent I enjoy listening to the books that help us in the service to our clients.

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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.

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    garth haslem 07-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "i got nothing from this"

    i bought this book looking to improve my ei. wanted a self help book. this book talked all around the subject but never got to anything useful. this book is for professors who like to discuss general principles, but pretty much useless to the rest of us. oh, and the narrator sounded like a computer. don't buy this book

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    Brondeen 05-07-16
    Brondeen 05-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring and unscientific"

    Let the self-congratulatory opening serve as a warning to the overall structure of this torturous volume. The author has gained success hocking his neatly-packaged and wholly inoffensive theory of human behavior to human resources departments around the world.

    I almost feel sorry for the multitudes of hapless corporate up-and-comers forced to ingest and even recite portions of this pseudo-scientific schlock. If you're looking for a slightly more academic version of "The Secret" this is the book for you.

    The narration is also rather dull.

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    Amazon Customer 04-27-16
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    "A complete waste of time "

    13 hours describing studies that show that having people skills is better than lacking them. Big surprise. The narrator was also terrible, he sounded like a robot.

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    emma 04-25-16
    emma 04-25-16
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    "Indeed a very helpful book"

    Many thanks to the author. A remarkable book that could help communities all over the world. And it all starts with ourselves.

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