Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Hardback Book
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FOREWORD BY PATRICK LENCIONI, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose--increasing your EQ.

Here's what people are saying about it: "Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way." --THE DALAI LAMA "A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve." --NEWSWEEK "Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ." --STEPHEN R.

COVEY "This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice." --PATRICK LENCIONI In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.

By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction--it's no secret that EQ is critical to your success.

But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: 1) Self-Awareness 2) Self-Management 3) Social Awareness 4) Relationship Management


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 280 pages, black & white line drawings, charts
  • Publisher: TalentSmart
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  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9780974320625

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While authors Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves do present an opportunity to the reader to empower herself through real self-help in their guide, <i>Emotional Intelligence 2.0</i>, the book is too shamelessly superficial in its coverage of its subject as well as too limited in the range of situations addressed to be a worthwhile investment of time for anyone seeking to make substantial changes in her emotional approach to life. On the positive side, it does provide refreshingly concrete steps people can take to deal with problems that fall within the purview of Bradberry and Graves's concept of "EQ," which is expressly delineated as consisting of four elements in the book, namely: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. Each element is set forth with a list of well over ten specific easy-to-try strategies to improve ones aptitude in that element. I haven't yet, but I definitely mean to try some out. Couldn't hurt, right?On the negative side, the book comes off as gimmicky and superficial -- at least to this reader. For example, the field of action to apply EQ is taken for granted as the corporate world, and success therein -- in particular higher salaries -- are unabashedly equated with the value of increasing EQ and its application in the reader's life. In other words, the book seems to start from the assumption money is the goal of exercising EQ at least in part -- making oneself and others comfortable and happier is not treated as an end in itself. More dangerous because it is less explicit is the blatant lack of contextualization of such "fascinating findings" as this: "Women and men have the same average self-awareness score, while men score higher in self-management and women score higher in social awareness and relationship management."It seems to me that presented thusly such "fascinating" discoveries lack credibility, significance to the topic at hand (e.g. how the individual reader can improve), and worst of all, can simply reify gendered social stereotypes rather than help people break out of their individual molds (e.g. the readers' particular weaknesses, stereotyped behaviors, stereotyped reads of their behaviors). This idea is far from fresh, and as I just suggested, it isn't fleshed out in this book at all. The use of such figures seems superficial and undermines any possible value to an academic audience I would think (not that that is the primary goal here obviously -- just an observation)... OK, that should be enough negative discourse for one review (sorry)! <b>Bottom line</b>: This is a problematic book that clearly stuck in my craw, BUT it does have some concrete strategies and tips which are worth perusing to deal with specific difficulties in the covered areas of social functioning. Thanks for reading. Please be advised I read a free copy obtained through a Goodreads giveaway.

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Ridiculous and shallow to the point of being offensive. Goleman's first book on emotional intelligence was good. This one is crap. <br/>The online test is a joke. The questions are so dependent on the way you see yourself and your behaviour, that even an emotional idiot could come up with a very high QE if that's how he sees himself!

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Ridiculous and shallow to the point of being offensive. Goleman's first book on emotional intelligence was good. This one is crap. <br/>The online test is a joke. The questions are so dependent on the way you see yourself and your behaviour, that even an emotional idiot could come up with a very high QE if that's how he sees himself!

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This is one of those books that keeps popping up on the Goodreads giveaway page, and while I have never won a copy, I decided to pick it up when I glanced it on the shelf at my local library.What is Emotional Intelligence? Apparently, it's a rating of how you apply your emotions to your daily life, similar to the way your Intelligence Quotient rates, well, intelligence. In fact, it is surprisingly called "EQ" in order to relate itself to IQ, even though it seems to me that it should then be called "Emotional Quotient."After finding out about EQ and how it affects various aspects of your life, the writers go over some proven strategies that will help the reader improve the different elements of their Emotional Intelligence; Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. All four are important for a healthy EQ, and unlike IQ, which is a number that cannot be changed, EQ just takes some practice using the techniques laid out in this book.Now, apparently there is some online quiz the reader can take with a special code provided in the back of the book, this being a library copy, the code was already revealed and, I'm assuming, used. However, knowing myself I know there are certain aspects of my EQ that need work, and several strategies mentioned seem like they might be of some help, so I'll give them a try.

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I read this book with an interest and found some nice tips inside it on how to manage my emotions. I think I could try some of them.However the book lacked some in-depth analysis. It was more a reminder than a self - stading book which could serve as a crutch for someone who wants to take that first step in the jungle of EI.I also think that the EI test was too subjective to draw conclusions from. It is more about self-esteem than objective EI results.