Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ

Written by:
Daniel Goleman
Narrated by:
Barrett Whitener

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
101
Narrator
7
Release Date
March 2003
Duration
13 hours 32 minutes
Summary
This program features a new introduction read by Daniel Goleman and a bonus dialogue between the author and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

It is the tenth anniversary since the first publication of Daniel Goleman's groundbreaking bestseller, Emotional Intelligence which maps the territory where IQ meets EQ, where we apply what we know to how we live. Spending over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, Emotional Intelligence provided the evidence for what many successful people already knew: being smart isn't just a matter of mastering facts; it's a matter of mastering your own emotions and understanding the emotions of the people around you.
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christine

seems a bit outdated. i guess because i've read more recent books with the same concepts.

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Michael H.

A lot of very valuable information. It has both practical and personal value. A great way of learning more about how the human brain works and how it’s affected. Highly recommend!

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KAREN T.

Great book--addresses many root issues & successes! Easy listen (though clinical analysis tone vs self-help teaching can be off putting if expecting somethingd different) while doing, say, mindless house/yard chores--as no lists requiring a notepad close by. But, still (after a slow start) deep observations (along lines of children effected by their childhood extrapolated to how that looks into adulthood relationships--plus the last 15 minutes of audio frank talk between author and a guest) leaving one plenty to mull over and ruminate on how one's own childhood shaped where one has acted since & now. Plus good teachings & encouragement on how to rectify, manage, & mitigate such emotions more intelligently = successfully better interaction and relationships with oneself and others (personally, family, & work).

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Carmen Victoria U

Amazing!!! Loving it!!!

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Almyr V

The book's hype is deserving but over done. It reads often like a textbook with too much data. Other times it misses some much needed explanations of how the therapies are conducted. Long winded. In the end, your patience will pay off. It did help.

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Paul

horribly boring...couldn't make it past the introduction...sorry :(

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Anonymous

Unfortunately the author does his book a disservice by reading it. He has a dry, monotone voice which doesn't add any interest to a text that is already relatively dry. This book had a few interesting points such as emotional intelligence begins in infancy and discusses the facets of this intelligence: self-awareness, self-control, empathy and thinking before acting out. However because both the text and author's voice were dull, I found this book hard to get through and not very interesting.

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Anonymous

Having read a number of other more current books on behavior and decision-making, this classic seems outdated and totally geared toward parents with children in their developmental years.

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Anonymous

The book described emotional intelligence and how it can be identified primarily in children. I had hoped for guidance on how to identify and develop the intelligences (in adults.)

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Anonymous

After listening to this book, I decided to get a copy for my library. I found it fascinating and eye opening. There were so many good nuggets of information that were substantiated with credible evidence, giving the book more substance then just information. I am convinced that this book will guide a parent, teacher, child, student into a new awareness and understanding of the nature of rational and emotional intelligence in human beings. This understanding has the potential to shape our lives and give new meaning to intelligence. A must read for parents and teachers.

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Anonymous

This book has very important information to know as you're trying to raise healthy, happy children. The author gives important lessons to pass on to your children. However, it was harder for me to absorb all of the information I wanted to know while listening to the book instead of reading it and highlighting things myself.

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Anonymous

Neat topic though the presentation was anything but.

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KJY

Amazing. This book made me reevaluate aspects of our society, namely the way we raise our children.

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Anonymous

Not a book I would recommend. I agree the audio is just a bore and theres a lack of intellectual stimulation. No points were touched at all on how to adhance emotional intelligence. Basically, it was as reading from a text book.

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Anonymous

Excellent material but the book is probably better read than heard. Mr Goleman's reading style was so boring. I kept wanting to fall asleep whenever I turned the audio on. He should re-tape the book and have someone else read it. Don't waste your time listening. If you have time, buy the book instead and read it.

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Anonymous

Overview of the basics of psychology. Nothing new.

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Anonymous

Good Introduction into how feelings affect us, but fails to provide any real advice on how to increase your own E.I.

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Ruth Rogers

Not so much a "how to..." guide as it is an educational overview - what emotional intelligence is, what it does, what happens when people have it or don't have it, where it comes from, why it's important. It's worth a listen.

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