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The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

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A FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does it take to be a firefighter? Fighter pilot? Top of the heap in the sales department? A brilliant customer service advisor? Esteemed and respected corporate leader?

What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition" Lead a less stressful existence? To be fulfilled in persona
Paperback, Revised & Updated Edition, 351 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 2000)
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Anna Stevens
Mar 16, 2013 Anna Stevens rated it it was amazing
Great book about Emotional Intelligence skills and sub-skills. Very detailed. The language is easy to understand. Examples are simple and relevant. I'd suggest to read this if you're curious how emotions impact your actions, interactions, and decision-making.
Jan 16, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book summarizes well the 15 areas of EQi AND the research on how they relate to success. Most of the self-identification questions are useful, and there are many good exercises for improving your own emotional intelligence. You can actually increase your EQi so it's worth investigating what is holding you back from fulfillment and how you might improve your ability to succeed at what is most important to you.
Maja vujinovic
Jan 23, 2009 Maja vujinovic rated it really liked it
Very eye opening and useful... things one would thing about and somewhere in the back of our minds know about but never attempt to practice or use until this book. If you are looking for a book to better yourself this is it.
Agustinus Susanto
Jan 08, 2008 Agustinus Susanto rated it really liked it
"Kita punya Segunung Emosi yang setiap saat akan tereksplosi. Pandai-pandailah mengendalikan emosi untuk hal2 yang positif. Jika yang terjadi sebaliknya adalah bomerang yang didapat".

Meski sering dibaca buku ini sulit dipraktikan, karena terkadang bertentangan dengan apa yg gw harapkan.
Apr 30, 2010 Erica rated it really liked it
Has great exercises, explains each point well. I think everyone could benefit from this book. EQ is very important in our holistic health, our success in family and friends and career. Highly recommended.
May 14, 2008 Sandra rated it liked it
It's one of the best EQ books I have, easy subject index in the back of the book. Some parts read like stereo instructions, but overall it's been good.
Sep 29, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
Didn't buy some of it but interesting... Lots of self promotion in it though
Sep 01, 2014 Yury rated it really liked it
The book is very interesting and hands-on!

I have read it when I had issues with time pressure and didn't have enough time and skills to really understand myself. Some exercise from the book are amazing. Like, ABCDE-exercise for example. Elegant and simple tool to work with your underlying beliefs!

Although I was always thinking that its kind of not quite "XXI century" to make it on paper, so I has even started developing an app for that, and its in development right now. Hope, I will finish it so
Jan 25, 2016 PeterBlackCoach rated it really liked it
I have just reread this book as I am finding I am continuing to do more EQ work with clients who are looking to achieve greater personal and professional success - and it supports the Bar-On EQi and Bar_On EQ360 instruments which I am accredited to administer. The book examines the various EQ scales and sub-scales with both practical examples and self assessment exercises. Further details at

Paul Vieira
Nov 12, 2014 Paul Vieira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
I had just completed a workshop on Emotional Intelligence, so this book rounded out the theory nicely. Beyond that, though, are some practical exercises - keep your journal handy! The writing wasn't gripping, but worth a read.
Jun 12, 2016 Stacy rated it liked it
Shelves: library, 2016
Helpful as part of the EQi assessment and coach, but I'm not sure how helpful without that additional support
Sep 17, 2012 Mike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I would really like this book, but I just couldn't make a connection. I want to explore the EQ subject more but will have to with another book.

Jan 05, 2013 TaleofGenji marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Olga Marchuk
Oct 10, 2014 Olga Marchuk rated it it was amazing
Great book! I recommend to read it if you are in search for understanding yourself more and people around you.
Feb 21, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
A great book! Very insightful to how emotional intelligence plays a huge role in your life goals. I have learned much more about myself. Very clear and a recommended read. :)
J. Schmidt
Feb 11, 2014 J. Schmidt rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the various EQ skills and the exercises and questions to self really get you started working on EI.
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