Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
There’s never been more pressure to pull ahead at work or understand the people around you than there is today. But your cognitive intelligence level can only get you so far. In fact, a different form of intelligence makes a far more significant difference for your overall success in life: emotional intelligence, also known as EQ. The research makes it clear that a high EQ is critical for achievement, but few people know what that means exactly or how to improve their own emotional intelligence levels. Now, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves strives to answer that question. This book is designed to provide you with a step-by-step program to increase your EQ by providing you with practical techniques in the four main areas of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Meant to be used as a resource you turn back to regularly, following the tips in this book will help you make bigger strides towards personal and professional success.
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this book summary:
- The importance of mastering Emotional Intelligence for personal and professional relationships
- The four aspects of emotional intelligence and the impacts of each
- Dozens of tips for peeling back your emotional life to help you get it under control
- The ways that your life will improve if you make EQ a priority
Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.
Despite the growing focus on EQ, a global deficit in understanding and managing emotions remains.
We have so many words to describe the feelings that surface in life, yet all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and shame.
Since our brains are wired to make us emotional creatures, your first reaction to an event is always going to be an emotional one. You have no control over this part of the process. You do control the thoughts that follow an emotion, and you have a great deal of say in how you react to an emotion—as long as you are aware of it.
Success in life and business isn’t just about how high your IQ is… In fact, it’s got far more to do with how high your EQ is—your ability to assess and control your emotions, and to better understand the feelings of those around you. The majority of our personal and professional dealings can be enhanced and enriched through the power of Emotional Intelligence.
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