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What Makes a Leader?

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters presents Daniel Goleman’s groundbreaking, highly-sought articles from the Harvard Business Review and other business journals compiled in one volume. Includes explanatory posts from Linkedin and the HBR blog that elucidate the articles.

This often-cited, proven-effective material has become essential reading for leade
Published January 1st 2008 by Harvard Business School Press (first published 2006)
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Feb 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
SJ Loria
Feb 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Cesar Palerm
The selection of articles in this book provides a good overview of the different aspects of emotional intelligence as it relates to leadership. I found it to be a great starting point and it has whetted my appetite to dive in deeper into the topic.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Audiobook. Quick to the point. Solid applicable content and summary of subject which was fine for someone not interested in getting a PhD.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 annoying ...more
Oxana Gutu
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Diana Sepulveda
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Bruce Flanagan
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved the book. I agreed with most but hard to take from Jack Welsh
Táto kniha sa nedá hviezdičkovo hodnotiť, no obsahuje cenné rady aplikovateľné v pracovnej sfére, ale aj v súkromnej.
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
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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Interesante y útil.
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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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“Authoritative leaders mobilize people toward a vision. Affiliative leaders create emotional bonds and harmony. Democratic leaders build consensus through participation. Pacesetting leaders expect excellence and self- direction. Coaching leaders develop people for the future. And coercive leaders demand immediate compliance.” 0 likes
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