Now, Goleman teams with renowned EI researchers Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee to explore the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. Unveiling neuroscientific links between organizational success or failure and "primal leadership," the authors argue that a leader's emotions are contagious. If a leader resonates energy and enthusiasm, an organization thrives; if a leader spreads negativity and dissonance, it flounders.
Drawing from decades of analysis, the authors show that resonant leaders excel not just through skill and smarts but also by connecting with others, using EI competencies such as empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles - from visionary to coach to pacesetter - fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands. The program no leader in any walk of life can afford to miss, this unforgettable work transforms the art of leadership into the science of results.
©2002 Daniel Goleman; (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
Great hearing about these new concepts and see how well they fit into many areas in need of change in our own organisation where an answer to our problems just didn't seem to exist. Just found some ideas a little hard to grasp, but overall a great book.
"A must read"
I will start with a caveat: This is long - and at times the focus on the actual functioning of the brain is a bit to indepth - so buckle down because it is a must read. It provides a data based approach to management and leadership, and should be a key reading of all new managers, executives and leaders. Too often, the market is filled with 'how I did it' books, which neglect to note that how the author did it is not universally applicable. By understanding all of the different style, you will learn to pick the styles that are appropriate for your situation and personality
"Buy this one..."
This offers several very intersting points of view. It confirms the belief that it takes more than IQ to really excel and clearly points out the strengths and gaps in several different styles of leadership. It challenges you to think about and evaluate your style of leadership to see where you might improve. I highly recommend this book!!
"This opened my eyes"
I started listening to this book one weekend, while I was hanging suspended ceiling in my basement. There were several times, that afternoon, that I found myself just standing there listening instead of working on my project.
The author helped me realize that my management style had evolved over the years and I had become the manager that I would not want to work for. His analogy of the frog boiling in water was me.
I have since made a conscious effort to become the manager that I was when I began my career. I revisit this book occasionally, to remind myself.
"Good book, Hard to listen to."
This is a good book. Very valuable and important information. But it's tough to listen to. I think it would make a better read.
"A little too lenghty"
If you have read about emotional intelligence before, this book doesn't give you lots of new insights. But it's an excellent introduction on today's leadership skill requirements.
"I now understand what my gut has been telling me."
I have been in management for 24 years. This book explains everything I have seen of what doesnt work and what does work when leading a team, in my case, 5-7 people.
"Good content, hard to listen to"
I think that the book has a lot of good content, but I found it hard to get into--the first 3 chapters didn't seem to say much, the next few were excellent, but after a few hours it seemed to get repetitive. If I lost my place it was very difficult to find it again because I felt like I'd heard all of it before.
I plan on listening to it again, only this time I'm going to break it down into smaller pieces which I'll listen to over a period of a month or two. The content is good, the narrator is fine, but the book seemed a repetitive and drawn out to me.
"great read for leaders wishing to grow & improve
I loved this book. It is inspirational and filled with practical information for leaders or anyone wishing to become a leader.
"how to heard cats, well resorced"
A great book for those looking to change culture of organizations starting with themselves. The resources cited provide more about next steps and self reflection.
"Great tool for self development"
I almost liked all research, examples, and success and failure stories
Great book to read over and over again
50% covered in other books but worth a listen for the other 50%. highlights the more human dynamics of change and leadership.
"Leadership seen as a relationship"
I will definetely listen to it many more times . It has so many practical daily applications.
A must for all people. We all deal with humans. The tips given in this book make us more effective and happy.
This book is a handbook and makes you reflect on dialy issues
I would like to recommend this book to anyone who is looking to improve their knowledge of management techniques. It is simple to read and therefore understand and presents some challenging concepts that need to be understood. These can easily be applied to the working enviroment without any considerable challenges.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and look forward to seeing your own reviews of this book at a later date.
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