Bestselling author Daniel Goleman first brought the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) to the forefront of business through his articles in Harvard Business Review, establishing EI as an indispensable trait for leaders. The Emotionally Intelligent Leader brings together three of Goleman's bestselling HBR articles, each showing the direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results.
In "What Makes a Leader," Goleman shares his research that found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he or she still won't be a great leader. In "Leadership That Gets Results," Goleman draws on research involving more than three thousand executives to outline six distinct leadership styles, each one springing from different components of emotional intelligence. In "The Focused Leader," Goleman explains why focus is crucial to great leadership. Focused leaders are in touch with their feelings, can control their impulses, are aware of how others see them, and can weed out distractions and allow their minds to roam widely, free of preconceptions.
Daniel Goleman is Co-Director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University; coauthor of Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence; and author of The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, Leadership: Selected Writings, and A Force For Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. His latest book is Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.
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