A highly engaging and practical book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ redefines success and intelligence, and shows readers how emotional intelligence can be strengthened and nurtured in all of us.
Summary Of The Book
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ presents Daniel Goleman?s insightful discoveries from the frontiers of neuroscience and psychology about how our emotional and rational mind together shape our destiny. The book argues that our perception of human intelligence is narrow, and that our individual success, decisions, and thoughts are affected by our emotions as much as our intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ illustrates the strong influence of emotional intelligence on everyone?s life. People who excel in workplaces and life are the ones who show impulse control, self-awareness, persistence, empathy, motivation, and social deftness. The pioneering research has brought to light new insights into the architecture of the human brain that deals with our emotions and rationality, and it also shows us how various emotional factors affect our overall life.
The book is backed by solid behavioral and cognitive research, and it delves into the effect of a person?s emotions on all of his or her choices. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ juxtaposes the emotional side of the brain with the rational side, and shows readers how their brains try to find a balance between both these sides during crucial moments.
The book is filled with numerous detailed examples that show how our emotional intelligence affects every aspect of our life, from health to happiness, from work to relationships. It also teaches readers how they can adapt their emotional intelligence to achieve success in every area of their lives.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ moreover shows us that emotional intelligence is not determined at birth. It can be molded and developed with motivation, awareness and persistence to bring about positive results which in turn form the foundation of a positive society.
About Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman is a psychologist, science journalist, and author.
Goleman has authored several other books including Working With Emotional Intelligence and Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology Of Self Deception.
Goleman was born in 1946 in Stockton, California. He attended the University of California, Berkeley. He later went to Amherst College for his higher studies. Goleman has also completed his Ph.D for Harvard University. He has won several awards and has been honored by various organizations for his writings and for his contributions to the field of psychology. Some of the awards include a Career Achievement Award in journalism from the American Psychological Association and also two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Goleman is married to Tara Bennett Goleman, and the couple is blessed with two children.