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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters is a compilation of Daniel Goleman’s groundbreaking, highly sought-after Harvard Business Review articles and other business journal writings in one volume.

This often-cited, proven-effective material has become essential reading for leaders, coaches and educators committed to fostering stellar management practices, p
Paperback, 175 pages
Published February 10th 2014 by More Than Sound (first published 2006)
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Apr 23, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good one. I'm a fan of Daniel Goleman as an emotional intelligence expert. Then you add in Jack and Suzy Welch. It's the perfect combination of practical thoughts + academic ones.
Oct 10, 2016 Adr rated it it was ok
It is not really a book per se, but a collection of separate articles. Sometimes, it lacks coherence from one article to another. I think this was the author's way to make money without really writing a new book. I wouldn't say all the chapters/ articles are useless. A few of them are interesting. But all in all this is not a real book and it's not worth buying it. I'll probably return it to Apple iBook store and get my money back (mind you, if you buy it on Apple iBooks, the reading is ...more
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Apr 23, 2014 SJ Loria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What Makes a Leader?
The title of this paper is incorrect, it should instead be called What Makes a Great Leader. The author begins by listing some threshold capabilities to reach the top: intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision. People typically list these as what makes a leader, but the author takes this one step further, adding a trait that distinguishes the best leaders. In this review I hope to introduce the essential trait for excellent leaders, quickly explain its five main com
Oxana Gutu
Jan 07, 2016 Oxana Gutu rated it it was amazing
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a concept that slowly but surely gets into the pragmatic business world and management quarters. EI is defined by the author as the ability to read and understand emotions in ourselves and in others and to handle those feelings effectively.
It is a valuable book to me also for development management involving international teams spread over many countries.
The book explains why IQ is important to get a management job and why to keep it EI takes over.
Armen Chakmakjian
Apr 23, 2014 Armen Chakmakjian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good short take on my kindle. It sort of summarizes the emotional intelligence work that Daniel Goleman writes on extensively in his other works.

I'd recommend it to anyone looking inward and trying to figure out how to lead people.
Saori Luna
Jan 03, 2016 Saori Luna rated it really liked it
Una recopilación de diferentes escritos de Goleman sobre el mismo tema: el liderazgo y la inteligencia emocional.
Fue una lectura entretenida en algunas partes, y lenta en otra, pero bastante útil en su totalidad. Aprendí algunas cosas nuevas, tras años de no leer ninguna obra del autor.
Sep 18, 2015 Pavel rated it really liked it
Shelves: leadership
Easy to read book about how to be good leader (and what type), how to handle most common situations as a leader and act to people in general.
Táto kniha sa nedá hviezdičkovo hodnotiť, no obsahuje cenné rady aplikovateľné v pracovnej sfére, ale aj v súkromnej.
Apr 23, 2014 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice audio book. A good combination of, "Am I doing that? I think I am." and "Oh, I really need to work on that!"
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Author of Emotional Intelligence and psychologist Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers.

Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times best sellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 "Most Influential Busine
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