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If you had to select the person you think is “most likely to succeed,” how would you go about making your choice? According to authors Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, you’d miss the mark if you based your choice on educational achievement, intelligence or experience. The main criteria, instead, is a set of social skills known as “emotional intelligence” (EQ) that helps people interact effectively. When you’re emotionally intelligent, your emotions work for – not against – you, and you are respectful and mindful of other peoples’ feelings. Even the most emotionally challenged people can boost their “EQs” by practicing the skills this book outlines. It offers specific examples of how to bring emotional intelligence to bear in a variety of situations at home and at work. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to use emotional intelligence effectively.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What emotional intelligence is
  • Why the smartest people don’t always succeed
  • How to boost your emotional intelligence
  • How to improve the way you relate to people at work
 

About the Authors

Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are co-founders of an EQ training company, and experts in industrial-organizational psychology.

 

Summary

The Emotion-Reason Connection in Your Brain
In 1848 – thanks to an unusual, grisly accident that befell a good-natured, popular railroad foreman named Phineas Gage – scientists discovered that specific areas of your brain control how you get along with people. When Gage was laying railroad...

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    Ronald Apple 1 month ago
    this would be a great college course
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    Chris Schindler 3 months ago
    Good starter to learn more about EQ
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    Vivian Quow 9 months ago
    This is an excellent read. Eye opener.