You should probably read the book Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ by Daniel Goleman. The information included within can help parents, teachers, people in business, those interested in leadership, and those wishing to respond more calmly to the world around them.
(Emotional Intelligence writer Daniel Goleman)
An early point that Goleman makes in Emotional Intelligence is that the three qualities of self-control, zeal, and persistence are more predictive in the success of people as they work through life than the standard metrics of IQ scores, standardized tests, or some of the aptitude tests used to gauge entry for students looking to gain admittance to college. Goleman suggests a potential path for teaching and reinforcing emotional learning from early education through high school, should school systems wish to adopt it.
Emotional Intelligence is broken into five main sections. As you can surmise from the separate parts, the book takes trouble to root the theory of emotion in the science of how the brain works in the opening chapter. Six chapters get into the definition of emotional intelligence while another six chapters (parts three and four) look to offer guidance on how you might use the concept. The final two chapters get into why the effort of employing the theories of the book will take effort, part of which is a cost related to learning. The five sections of the book are these:
Part One: The Emotional Brain (Chapters 1 and 2)
Part Two: Emotional Intelligence (Chapters 3 thru 8)
Part Three: Emotional Intelligence Applied (Chapters 9 thru 11)
Part Four: Windows of Opportunity (Chapters 12 thru 14)
Part Five: Emotional Literacy (Chapters 15 and 16)
Much useful information comes from the theories shared in this book. Better leaders and your better friends, I hope you recognize, use the quadrants of motivation in measuring their actions with awareness while getting into the five components of emotional intelligence, namely self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill.
My selection of this book was motivated from a study of leadership styles and aiming to raise my own interpersonal skills through awareness of my emotions, moods, and the relationships of both to the people around me. My feeling is that this book provides things that help me. Whether you read the whole thing or select pieces from within to review, my recommendation is that you pick up a copy of this book and get to work on yourself. My rating is 4.0-out-of-5 stars.
Matt – Tuesday, September 18, 2018