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Emotional Intelligence, 10th Edition

Written by: Daniel Goleman
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant 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.  

©2005 Daniel Goleman (P)2018 Daniel Goleman

What the critics say

“A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial to your career.” (USA Today

“Good news to the employee looking for advancement [and] a wake-up call to organizations and corporations.” (The Christian Science Monitor)

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Good for research papers but not practical

I couldn't get through the whole thing, it wasn't actually entirely narrated by the author so I thought I was getting a very good deal when I purchased the book, but actually it turned out to be incredibly dry and academic for an audiobook and the materials were just about impossible to put into application and service into my own personal life.

I just wish this was made more clear from the review that this was how it was going to be, because I don't think I was the right market for this book.

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very useful book.

More than a toolbox backed by scientific evidence. A must have if you are looking into a change in your life.

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Very Mindy, not much heart.

Takes around the topic, very Mindy, not much heart. Not a self health book more a review of research about the topic.

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  • J. Mack
  • 2019-01-16

Good book. Not so as audiobook.

I was looking forward to this book after hearing an interview with the author, Daniel Goleman. I was pleased enough with his narration of the Preface or Introduction. However, when the main narrator started Part One, I found hit tone and cadence very robotic sounding. It was such a distraction and annoyance that I stopped listening after the first chapter. I ended up returning the audiobook. Disappointing.

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  • Carlos Muskus
  • 2018-11-05

the voice of the narrator is unbearable, don't buy

the voice of the narrator changes from the initial one to a robotic and unbearable one after the initial chapter. I felt robbed or scammed when this happened.

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  • slcofparadise
  • 2019-01-27

Great book terrible Editing

Too bad the editing on this amateur level. The preview only covers the introduction read by the author which is great. When the narration from Barrett Whitener starts horrible editing starts too. Mechanical, sped up, monotone narration makes it really hard to enjoy and focus on the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-19

this is not the original book

very scientific explanation of emotional intelligence, no real advice , explaining how the brain works emotionally , explaining how amygdala works

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  • BeJay Chambers
  • 2019-01-21

Technically proficient

I've started this book twice before. I finished this time. While I think there is a wealth of information about the subject of emotional intelligence, I wish there was more practical application to increase one's EI.

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  • Dardir
  • 2019-07-15

so repititive and not practical for daily life

so repititive and not practical for daily life, no practical lessons to apply EI concepts, only repeating of the value of EI without giving you how to apply

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  • Nick
  • 2019-03-31

Narrator too Robotic

Absolutely struggled to finish. Forced myself to out of sheer will. Most memorable moment was when it was over. First reason I did not enjoy it is that the narrator was extremely robotic and monotone. For a book about emotional intelligence, the narrator read with zero emotion. which made it difficult to stay with. The next reason I did not enjoy it is that it was not what I expected. I was looking for a book about emotional intelligence as it applies to leaders, CEOs, business relationships, etc...and this book was not that. I would not recommend this book to anyone else.

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  • Chokita
  • 2019-02-06

Strategies

I thought the book would provide more strategies and suggestions for different situations. Except that the book is very good.

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  • Michael Tran
  • 2019-07-06

Just Google "What is emotional intelligence"

Nothing new. It's 13 hours of a 5-minute read you can find online from Googling information. Sure Goleman is a leading expert, but only some of the things he advised, such as couples having a time-out session to cool off were helpful. Everything else is pretty obvious if you've read a summary of it online before.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-25

Find out why emotions matter.

Great synthesis of the neuroscience of the integrated emotional and rational brain and its application to societal living. A great starting point for those old folks in leadership positions today.