Have you ever heard of EQ? Do you know what it means?
EQ, or emotional intelligence is something that we all need – especially when it comes to business. No matter what business you are in, you are going to find yourself talking to people; whether they be clients, customers, team mates, colleagues, suppliers or even vendors. And with any human interaction you are going to find yourself dealing with some form of human emotion at some point – and by understanding the EQ of others, as well as your own, can certainly give you an advantage.
Which is why in this week’s edition of Rob’s Best Business Books we are reviewing Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.
This 1995 book made a massive positive impact on us when we first read it, and now it sits proudly on our bookshelf. Sure, it is safe to say this is perhaps one of the most in-depth, thick, lengthy books we have on our list, however it is one that once you get to grips with it, you will soon find yourself being able to understand emotions from people all around you.
Taken direct from Wikipedia:
“Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ is a 1995 book by Daniel Goleman. In this book, Goleman posits that emotional intelligence is as important as IQ for success, including in academic, professional, social, and interpersonal aspects of one’s life. Goleman says that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be taught and cultivated, and outlines methods for incorporating emotional skills training in school curricula.
Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times Best Seller list for a year-and-a-half, a best-seller in many countries, and is in print worldwide in 40 languages.”
Daniel Goleman is a genius and quite simply outlines the importance for us all take into account EQ and that sometimes it simply does not matter what we know, it’s how we handle ourselves and those around us that matters. Sure, as mentioned earlier this is a very intense book that is going to take some reading and patience but by doing so you are going to find yourself at an advantage in both your business life and perhaps your personal life too.
As always, we have posted a link below for you to be able to order your very own copy. We would love to know what you think to this book so please do drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Keep your eyes peeled for more book recommendations coming out over the coming weeks and months.
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