The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book Everything You Need to Know to Put Your EQ to Work

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2005-06-07
Publisher(s): Touchstone
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Summary

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE #1 PREDICTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND PERSONAL EXCELLENCEIn today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and chaotic personal lives, each of us is searching for effective tools that can make our schedules, behaviors, and relationships more manageable.The Emotional Intelligence Quickbookshows us how understanding and utilizing emotional intelligence can be the key to exceeding our goals and achieving our fullest potential.Authors Bradberry and Greaves use their years of experience as emotional intelligence researchers, consultants, and speakers to revitalize our current understanding of emotional intelligence. They have combined their latest research on emotional intelligence with a quick, easy-to-use format and cut-to-the-chase information to demonstrate how this other kind of "smart" helps us to decrease our stress, increase our productivity, understand our emotions as they happen, and interact positively with those around us.The Emotional Intelligence Quickbookbrings this concept to light in a way that has not been done before -- making EQ practical and easy to apply in every aspect of our daily lives. The Quickbook will help you to:Engage the four unique areas of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship managementIncrease your EQ through the use of these skill-building techniquesApply your EQ at work to develop leadership skills and improve teamwork, making you a better manager and a more desirable employeePractice your EQ outside the office environment to benefit your relationships with loved ones, making you a better partner and parentAccess the link between your EQ and your physical well-being to improve your overall healthMeasure your current EQ through access to the authors' bestselling online Emotional Intelligence Appraisal

Author Biography

Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are the founders of TalentSmart, the leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, products, and training. Their established reputation in the field of psychological testing includes coauthorship with Dr. Ken Blanchard, the top-selling business author of all time and coauthor of The One Minute Manager. Dr. Bradberry is a captivating speaker and consultant, improving the performance of people and organizations around the globe. His work has assisted leaders of Fortune 500 companies, all three branches of government including the U.S. Senate, and even royalty abroad. He holds a dual doctorate in clinical and industrial-organizational psychology. Dr. Greaves is an award-winning consultant, entrepreneur, and coach with twenty years' experience helping organizations and people fulfill their potential. She specializes in challenging periods of rapid growth, with a third of the Fortune 500 having benefited from her expertise. She holds a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology.

Table of Contents

A Quick Note from the Authors xv
Foreword xix
Patrick Lencioni
I. WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, REALLY?
The Discovery
3(32)
Phineas Gage
A Tragic Accident Uncovers the Secrets of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
The Other Side of Smart
What Does Emotional Intelligence Look Like?
Amazing EQ
35(22)
Half a Million Surveys
What Do They Teach Us About the Need for Emotional Intelligence?
The Impact of Emotional Intelligence
How Does Emotional Intelligence Affect Your Health and Happiness?
II. DISCOVER YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
57(8)
Testing for Emotional Intelligence
The Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
How Does It Work, and How Do I Complete It?
Important Questions
65(12)
Seven Key Questions
Getting Started
III. HOW TO INCREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Changing Your Mind
77(12)
Your Brain is Plastic
Can I Really Change My Brain?
Learning That Lasts
How Can I Move from Motivation to a Lasting Change?
Building Your Skills
89(24)
Personal Competence
Improving How You Understand and Manage Yourself
Social Competence
Listening So People Will Talk and Talking So People Will Listen
IV. GOING PLACES
Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Work
113(28)
Taking Your Game to the Next Level
How Can You Use Emotional Intelligence to Advance Your Career?
Taking Your Team to the Next Level
How Can Your Team Use Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Its Goals?
Taking Emotional Intelligence Home
141(16)
Emotionally Intelligent Relationships
Deepening the Connection with Your Partner
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Raising a Happy Child
Appendix A Technical Report on the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal 157(10)
Notes 167(6)
Discussion Questions 173(4)
Acknowledgments 177(4)
Index 181

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