- Hardcover: 188 pages
- Publisher: Fireside; 1 edition (June 13, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743273265
- ISBN-13: 978-0743273268
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
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First popularized by Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, the concept of emotional intelligence is now widely accepted, not only within the psychological arena, but also, ever-increasingly, within the business world. In The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, authors Bradberry and Greaves outline techniques anyone can use to achieve goals in an easier and more fulfilling way, improve relationships, enhance health, and become more accomplished in the work force. Starting with a discussion on what emotional intelligence (EQ, for short) is and how it impacts our lives, Bardberry and Greaves then provide readers with instructions for determining their own EQ via the books companion Web site (the passcode for doing so can be found on the inside of the books dust jacket). They also provide a variety of ways readers can increase their EQ and put it to use in their personal and professional lives. Based on research with more than 500,000 people, The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book is exactly that, a quick and easy-to-read resource that empowers readers to master their EQ and more effectively incorporate it into all aspects of their daily lives. Larry Trivieri Jr.
"Research shows convincingly that EQ is more important than IQ in almost every role and many times more important in leadership roles. This finding is accentuated as we move from the control philosophy of the industrial age to an empowering release philosophy of the knowledge worker age. Self-awareness, self-motivation, and regulation are foundational to empathy and social skills. This book gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ."
-- Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
"All sentient beings possess awareness, but among them human beings possess great intelligence. Subject to a constant stream of positive and negative thoughts and emotions, what distinguishes us as human beings is that we are capable of positive change. The Emotional Intelligence Quickbook succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way."
-- the Dalai Lama
"If you're wondering why your career is stalled or plateaued -- or if you simply want to get on the fast track to the next level -- this book is a must-read...."
-- Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author, Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
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+ Some decent references, e.g. proper survey design
+ Nice chapter structure, introducing EQ as a complement of IQ
+ Simple format that is quick and easy to read
+ Good use of quotes throughout the text to set tone and direction
+ A decent Q and A section within the text (Chapter 3)
+ A good section on questions you could ask a class or reading group (see cons however for more)
- Free on line test is free only once... it's $19.95 thereafter.
- Compelling questions provided, but grouped together at the end of the text, rather than being kept at the end of each chapter where they'd be most useful
- Data looks non-statistical and maybe even manipulated - 2 examples:
#1 (from page 44): The statement, "The sharp decline for director titles and above reveals the incredible deficit in emotional intelligence among senior leadership" appears totally overstated given the chart of data shown. First, there is clear manipulation of the y-axis. The authors zoom in on the 68-80% range on a scale that is 0 to 100 to inflate an effect/pattern. Looking past this trap, the average performance of this group is only 2-3 percentage points below the mean, with Directors falling on or about the mean! In the absence of confidence intervals (or at least data spread), I can't conclude there is any practical difference! I certainly do not believe the strong wording is supported.
#2 (from page 82): "For decades the world held the mistaken belief that the adult brain is "frozen" and unable to change. A 1991 study published in "Science" debunked this myth by revealing that learning leaves a physical mark on the brain at any age. Fresh connections in your brain make it more comfortable to use new behaviors" [... in adult Macaques]. I don't argue the plausibility of brain "plasticity" only the argument used here. IF you are a subject matter expert I must wonder why not use something better? Monkeys, really?
> I bought this book used and the previous owner took the test, so I can't take/see the test to rate my EQ (although I could see the report of the book's previous owner). Since I was unable to take the online test, I cannot rate this feature - sorry.
> For those reading a used book, including a copy from your local library, you can obtain a passcode for $10 by calling the EI team on a toll-free line provided on their website (eiquickbook.com).
Bottom line: Normally I rate with one statement, recommended or not. Here for the first time in over 100 reviews, must separate ratings and advice:
a) Book - Not recommended. Try Primal Leadership, as this was the book, as the authors indicate, was what this book was based on. If you wish to gamble on these authors, try their updated version of this book, "Emotional Intelligence 2.0." Please note that I have not read either of these books.
b) Survey - Recommended until someone else steps up and quantifies EQ (if someone else has, I would go there first however).
I have benefited from seeing people's behaviors through the lens of EQ. It helps explain not only my emotional strengths/weaknesses but also where other people have developed their emotional skills and where they are lacking.
I only give it 3 stars because as useful as the categorization of emotional intelligence is (emotional intelligence really a misnomer, should be called emotional skill), there is no practical method for improving one's EQ provided by the book. The book itself is a quick read and doesn't go into much depth. Take the online assessment -- the questions themselves are useful in understanding what is considered high emotional intelligence. By the end, you'll know what EQ is, you'll know how to identify it, but in terms of improving your own EQ, this book leaves you to your own devices. Then again, knowing is half the battle. YMMV.