Emotional Intelligence

by Andy Smith

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Books

Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in business

Robert Cooper and Ayman Sawaf, published by Orion Business (UK), 1997, 358 pages.

Full of inspiring stories and useful exercises for honing your EQ, this also includes the EQ Map™ self-assessment.

Emotional Intelligence in a week

Jill Dann, published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), 2001, 96 pages

As the title suggests, a quick overview of EI and the one to go for if you have to get a handle on the concept quickly.

Test your Emotional Intelligence

Jill Dann, published by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), 2001, 96 pages

If you’re thinking of getting some EQ assessment done in your organisation, read this first – it compares the main ‘serious’ tests on the market and also includes a thought-provoking self-assessment.

Them and us

Arthur Deikman, published by Bay Tree Publishing (US), 2003, 206 pages

Points out the ways in which the manipulative ‘groupthink’ behaviours which characterise cults can be seen in milder forms in any group – such as corporate boardrooms, teams, and political movements.

The new leaders

Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, published by Little, Brown (UK), 2002. 302 pages.

Goleman’s best book – concise, readable and containing some practical advice! It also contains some useful material about leadership styles (and which ones are appropriate for what occasions) and what research shows about effective goal-setting. (NB published as ‘Primal Leadership’ in the USA).

Meditation made easy

Lorin Roche, published by HarperSanFrancisco (US), 1998, 224 pages

An easy-to-read guide to getting started in meditation.

Author

You can also contact the author directly: Andy Smith