Emotional & Social Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

by Daniel Goleman

Book: Emotional IntelligenceEveryone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"-the rational and the emotional-and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.… read more

Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis & Annie McKee

Book: Primal LeadershipBusiness leaders who maintain that emotions are best kept out of the work environment do so at their organization's peril. Bestselling author Daniel Goleman's theories on emotional intelligence (EI) have radically altered common understanding of what "being smart" entails, and in Primal Leadership, he and his coauthors present the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70 percent of employees' perception of the climate of their organization, Goleman and his team emphasize the importance of developing what they term "resonant leadership." Focusing on the four domains… read more

Resonant Leadership: Renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope and compassion

by Richard E. Boyatzis & Annie McKee

Book: Resonant LeadershipA hands-on framework and strategies for consciously creating and maintaining resonance in the face of the relentless challenges of the leadership role. "Resonant Leadership" is the follow-up to "Primal Leadership", which has sold over 250,000 copies to date. Its message about the importance of resonance and emotionally intelligent readership struck a deep chord with readers all over the world. "Resonant Leadership" shows how leaders can recognize the cycles of stress, sacrifice and renewal inherent in their jobs - and actively utilize the qualities of mindfulness, hope and compassion to renew their passion and effectiveness… read more

Becoming a Resonant Leader

by Annie McKee, Richard E. Boyatzis & Frances Johnston

Book: Becoming a Resonant LeaderBusiness leaders who maintain that emotions are best kept out of the work environment do so at their organization's peril. Bestselling author Daniel Goleman's theories on emotional intelligence (EI) have radically altered common understanding of what "being smart" entails, and in Primal Leadership, he and his coauthors present the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70 percent of employees' perception of the climate of their organization, Goleman and his team emphasize the importance of developing what they term "resonant leadership." Focusing on the four domains…read more

Social Intelligence: The new Science of Human Relationships

by Daniel Goleman

Book: Social IntelligenceThe latest findings in biology and brain science, confirm that we are "wired to connect" and reveal the deep impact our relationships have on every aspect of our lives.

Far more than we are consciously aware, our daily encounters with parents, spouses, bosses, and even strangers shape our brains and affect cells throughout our bodies-down to the level of our genes-for good or ill. This book explores an emerging new science with startling implications for our interpersonal world. Its most fundamental discovery: we are designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a "neural ballet" that connects us brain to brain with those around us.

Our reactions to others, and theirs to us, have a far-reaching biological impact, sending out cascades of hormones that regulate everything from our hearts to our immune systems, making good relationships act like vitamins-and bad relationships like poisons. We can "catch" other people's emotions the way we catch a cold, and the consequences of isolation or relentless social stress can be life-shortening. Goleman explains the surprising accuracy of first impressions, the basis of charisma and emotional power, the complexity of sexual attraction, and how we detect lies. He describes the "dark side" of social intelligence, from narcissism to Machiavellianism and psychopathy. He also reveals our astonishing capacity for "mindsight,"… read more

Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success

by Chip Conley

EmotionalEquationsUsing brilliantly simple math that illuminates universal emotional truths, Emotional Equations crystallizes some of life’s toughest challenges into manageable facets that readers can see clearly—and bits they can control. Popular motivational speaker and bestselling author Chip Conley has created an exciting, new, immediately accessible visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty. Making mathematics out of emotions may seem a counterintuitive idea, but it’s an inspiring and incredibly effective one in Chip Conley’s hands. When Conley, dynamic author of the bestselling Peak, suffered a series of tragedies, he began using what he came to call “Emotional Equations” (like Joy = Love – Fear) to help him focus on the variables in life that he could deal with, rather than ruminating on the unchangeable constants he couldn’t, like the bad economy, death, and taxes… read more

Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance

by Dalai Lama & Paul Ekman Ph.D.

EmotionalAwarenessTwo leading thinkers engage in a landmark conversation about human emotions and the pursuit of psychological fulfillment.

At their first meeting, a remarkable bond was sparked between the Dalai Lama, one of the world's revered spiritual leaders, and the psychologist Paul Ekman, whose groundbreaking work helped to define the science of emotions. Now these two luminaries share their thinking about science and spirituality, the bonds between East and West, and the nature of our emotional lives.

In this unparalleled series of conversations, the Dalai Lama and Ekman push toward answers to the central questions of emotional experience. What are the sources of hate and compassion? … read more

How We Decide

by Jonah Lehrer

Book:HowWeDecideSince Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate, or we blink and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind's black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they re discovering that this is not how the mind works.

Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason and the precise mix depends on the situation. When buying a house, for example, it s best to let our unconscious mull over the many variables. But when we re picking a stock, intuition often leads us astray. The trick is to determine when to use the different parts of the brain, and to do this, we need to think harder (and smarter) about how we think. … read more

Imagine: How Creativity Works

by Jonah Lehrer

ImagineDid you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?

From the best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.

Lehrer reveals the importance of embracing the rut, thinking like a child, daydreaming productively, and adopting an outsider’s perspective (travel helps). He unveils the optimal mix of old and new partners in any creative collaboration, and explains why criticism is essential to the process. Then he zooms out to show how we can make our neighborhoods more vibrant, our companies more productive, and our schools more effective. … read more

Mixed Emotions : A tool that helps you make decisions, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and more.

by Petra Martin (Editor), Kris Wiltse (Illustrator)

Book:MixedEmotionsHave you ever wished it were easier to make decisions, solve problems, improve relationships, or figure out which career is right for you? Well, it can be. You were born with an inner guidance system--your feelings--and Mixed Emotions can help you learn to use it. Mixed Emotions features beautifully illustrated cards that you can use to access the full power of your inner guidance system. You lay out the cards in meaningful ways to identify patterns and subtleties that you might not have considered before. The knowledge you gain gives you new insights and helps you consider new options. Whether you have a decision to make, a conflict to resolve, or just want to prioritize the things in life that are important to you, Mixed Emotions can help. Without insight into your emotions, it's difficult to make informed choices, especially during times of change or stress. Listen to what your inner guidance system is telling you, and then find your bliss.

Mixed Emotions comes with 60 emotion cards, 12 instructional cards, five blank cards (so you can create your own), an instruction booklet, and a drawstring bag to carry your cards in. … read more

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive

by Barbara Fredrickson

PositivityIn this book, Barbara Fredrickson shares how experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio to negative emotions leads people to achieve what they once could only imagine. Far from frivolous, tapping into one's own unique sources of positivity is a wise and healthy investment in the future.

Dr. Fredrickson reveals how the stunning new scientific discoveries about this powerful - though undervalued - state of mind can enhance your relationships, improve your health, relieve depression, and broaden your mind.

Experience positivity for yourself and make a lasting difference in the way you live… read more

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

by Martin E. P. Seligman

Book: LearnedOptimismKnown as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an "I-give-up" habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.

With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical-and valuable for every phase of life.… read more

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

by Martin E. P. Seligman

Flourish“This book will help you flourish.”

With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition.

Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about.

While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman now asks, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, to build deep, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, what is it that allows you to flourish? “Well-being” takes the stage front and center, and Happiness (or Positive Emotion) becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, along with Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment—or PERMA, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.

Thought-provoking in its implications for education, economics, therapy, medicine, and public policy—the very fabric of society—Flourish tells inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action… read more

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace: How to Select For, Measure, and Improve Emotional Intelligence in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

by Cary Cherniss (Editor), Daniel Goleman (Editor)

Book: EI WorkplaceResearch during the last twenty-five years has consistently pointed to a set of competencies-some purely cognitive but most emotional-such as self-confidence, initiative, and teamwork as making a significant difference in the performance of individuals. These competencies represent what is called emotional intelligence and are predictive of superior performance in work roles. But how does emotional intelligence as a competency go beyond an individual's performance to become something a group or entire organization can build on and utilize collectively? This book takes emotional intelligence into the workplace, showing how to measure and promote these performance-enhancing abilities within organizations.

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace first examines emotional intelligence as a concept, exploring issues of its definition and measurement. It then explores human resource applications in more depth, revealing how organizations can increase emotional intelligence through use of standard human resource functions, such as hiring and performance management systems. Finally, the authors offer specific training and development interventions based on emotional intelligence theories, showing how to improve the individual competencies that are crucial to organizational success. The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace includes fifteen best-practice models that have been tested and empirically validated in existing organizations.… read more

The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life

by Joseph Ledoux

EmotionalBrainWhat happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive.

One of the principal researchers profiled in Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, LeDoux is a leading authority in the field of neural science. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions -- mechanisms that are only now being revealed… read more

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

by John Medina

Book:BrainRulesMost of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - like that physical activity boosts your brain power.How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

In "Brain Rules", Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives… read more

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success (3rd Edition)

by Steven J. Stein Ph.D. & Howard Book Ph.D.

Book: EQ Edge

The EQ Edge shows you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm--all of which are essential ingredients of success.

This book features case studies and fascinating--and surprising--insights into EQ and the workplace. As an HR or line manager, this book will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff will be the most promising leaders and drivers of your business… read more

Emotional Intelligence in Action

by Marcia Hughes & James Bradford Terrell

EIinActionThis book provides an introduction to the key EQ measures: EQ-i, Goleman & Boyatzis ECI 360, Mayer, Salovey & Caruso MSCEIT, and Emotional Intelligence Skills Assessment (EISA) and offers specific exercises and activities designed to develop the skills of emotional intelligence. The activities are mapped to each of the measures included in the book. There are more than 50 Exercises (4 - 6 exercises per component). Each exercise includes:…read more

The Emotionally Intelligent Team: Understanding the behaviors of success

by Marcia Hughes & James Bradford Terrell

Book: The Emotionally Intelligent TeamAs the fields of neurology and organizational development continue to evolve, there is a growing body of evidence that clearly demonstrates that particular emotional and social intelligent behaviors have a direct correlation with organizational success.

This book offers practical information and a guide for businesses that want to draw on the power of the emotional competencies of their teams. It reveals how individuals, team members, and leaders can take the steps to become more emotionally intelligent team members and show how to put in place the practices and exercises that will help any team grow in emotional intelligence. read more

The Emotional Curriculum: A Journey Towards Emotional Literacy

by Sue Cornwell & Jill Bundy

Book:EmotionalCurriculumThe increased interest in the emotional aspect of young people's development has made teachers aware of the need to deal in a structured way with emotional learning. This book provides a clear, developmental framework for emotional literacy skills across the primary age range.

Research indicates that emotionally literate people learn more effectively, show greater empathy and have an increased ability to main relationships and solve conflicts. The clear, developmental style of this book will assist all primary schools in providing a coherent structure to support this development.

Topics explored include: complexity of Emotion, self-awareness, managing emotions, relationships, awareness of others and communication… read more

The People Profit Connection, How Emotional Intelligence Can Maximize People Skills & Maximize Your Profits

by Brent Darnell

Book: The People Profit ConnectionThis revolutionary book, written specifically for the construction industry, explains what emotional intelligence is, why it matters, and how it can be measured and improved. It explores the typical emotional intelligence profile for technical people and discusses how this profile is the root cause of many of the industry problems such as safety, burnout, poor industry image, lack of teamwork, poor quality and low productivity, and communication and knowledge sharing. This book is a must for construction industry professionals, but will benefit anyone from the various technical industries such as IT, engineering, accounting, manufacturing, healthcare, and legal.

It also discusses why traditional training fails to create behavioral change in people and how the methodology outlined in the book does, indeed, create permanent and lasting change. This book offers a practical, common sense approach to improving social competence and relays dozens of personal stories and powerful case studies of people who have done just that…read more

Emotionally Intelligent Living

by Geetu Bharwaney

Book: Emotionally Intelligent LivingThis book presents a practical summary of what EI is, explaining it in the clearest terms that require no previous knowledge of psychology. EI can be learned, and your EQ (Emotional Quotient) can be increased. "Emotionally Intelligent Living" contains a unique program of emotional improvement that will revolutionize your ability to use your emotions effectively. Packed with brilliant strategies for emotional management, and inspirational ideas for focusing your feelings, it offers you the very best methods for living an emotionally intelligent life. … read more

The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions

by Esther M. Sternberg

Book: Balance WithinSince ancient times humans have felt intuitively that emotions and health are linked, and recently there has been much popular speculation about this notion. But until now, without compelling evidence, it has been impossible to say for sure that such a connection really exists and especially how it works. Now, that evidence has been discovered.

The Balance Within tells how researchers finally uncovered the elusive mind-body connection and what it means for our health. In this beautifully written book, Dr. Esther Sternberg, whose discoveries were pivotal in helping to solve this mystery, provides first hand accounts of the breakthrough experiments that revealed the physical mechanisms - the nerves, cells, and hormones - used by the brain and immune system to communicate with each other. She describes just how stress can make us more susceptible to all types of illnesses, and how the immune system can alter our moods.

The Balance Within is essential reading for anyone interested in making their body and mind whole again… read more

The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks

by Al Siebert

Book: Resiliency AdvantageResiliency - the ability to adapt to life's changes and crises - is the key to a healthy, productive life. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to get bogged down by feelings of anger and helplessness. The Resiliency Advantage helps readers banish negative, self-defeating thoughts and break free from the roles of "victim" and "good child" while improving problem-solving skills, maintaining humor and optimism during rough times, and becoming both self-reliant and socially responsible. By mastering the five stages of development - sustaining health, energy, and positive feelings; handling challenges; achieving positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-concept; honing the skills and attributes of highly resilient people; and developing a talent for serendipity - readers learn to stand up to adversity, overcome obstacles, and meet life head on… read more

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