E.Q. Librium Unleash the Power of Your Emotional Intelligence: A Proven Path to Career Success Paperback – March 28, 2012
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About the Author
Bethel focuses on speaking to and training corporate organizations to better develop empathetic team communication and cultural inclusion. She developed the Interconnectivity, Flow, and Balance Model to deliver a set of tools that help assess current conditions and map a future that is inclusive,empowered and productive. Her book on this ground-breaking system: Interconnectivity, Flow, and Balance: A Paradigm for Organizational Engagement is due to be released in 2017.
Yvette is an advanced Emotional Intelligence Practitioner within the Six Seconds network. Six Seconds is a global, non-profit organization with a sole purpose of introducing emotional intelligence to the world. She is a Fulbright Scholar who put her acquired skills to good use with over 25 years of work experience as well as emotional intelligence coaching, EQ assessments, emotional intelligence training and other interventions to help organizations and executives transform their cultures by building productive work relationships. In 2013 Yvette presented at the Nexus EQ conference held at Harvard University.
Her Evolve podcast invites leaders to explore,create and maintain a freedom culture in their organization.
She is a member of the:
- International Women's Leadership Association
- Society for Human Resources
- The National Speakers Association
- Special Olympics Fundraising Committee
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EQ Librium will help you gather your thoughts and help in your journey to success with becoming emotionally self-aware; managing your emotions; diffusing those emotionally charged situations; strengthening your leadership skills, building healthy work relationships; and enhancing your performance.
This book felt a lot like a text book to me, but in a good way. The definitions were clearly defined and outlined. There were case studies to help understand the concepts better.
It was a very easy to read, easy to follow, easy to understand read.
The book provides proper definitions into our emotional intelligence, how it affects us, the definition of emotions, and how we can control how we feel.
This isn't a light read that you can just go through and be done. This is a self help book for a purpose and one that I look forward to going back through and really taking it at a slower pace to work on myself and my emotions.
As I am writing this post, I am worn out and exhausted by an out of control 7 year old who's behaviors are at one of their worsts tonight. I am sitting here and being reminded about what I read and how involved emotions are.
The premise is the book as it states - career minded - but I really do believe that if you are a person who is around people (who isn't?) that you can benefit from this read. It really is worth the time.
Whenever humans are required to work together in an enclosed space, there is conflict. Those who can manage their emotions effectively become the leaders, and those who can’t, are always grumbling together in the break room.
E.Q. Librium, by Yvette Bethel, provides you with practical tools that can help you achieve balance through your emotions. The book offers a diverse array of case studies, stories, and examples that illustrate how emotional intelligence impacts every aspect of our lives.
The author draws on research as well as her own experiences over 20 years within a Fortune 500 company to offer guidance on how to improve one’s emotional intelligence. That’s the good news–while your IQ is pretty much determined at birth, your EQ can be lifted if you take the time to focus on it.
This book, along with the associated workbook, are no quick-read opinion pieces. You’ll want to take notes, read a chapter at a time, and put the ideas into action immediately. Be forewarned, though, you may catch yourself evaluating the emotional responses of others around you!
Value-Based Characteristics That Will Benefit You and Others
If you say you are going to do something, do it
Weigh as many sides as possible
Responsiveness and resourcefulness
Ms. Bethel goes into detail for each of the above characteristics, providing a real-world case study and then research and explanation to go along with it. The chapter on resolving conflict is one I plan to refer back to in the future, as well.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in improving their relationships at work and at home. The principles outlined are applicable whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, a recent graduate, a small business owner, or CEO of a large company.
(This review originally appeared on Successful Blog)
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The book is laid out in two parts. The first part of E.Q. Librium explains emotional intelligence in easy to read language yet without being dumbed down. As well as explaining the concepts there are case studies and it's also referenced to an academic standard, so if anything piques your interest then you can follow the references to as much detail as you can handle. E.Q. Librium also draws the links between good emotional intelligence and business success.
Part 2 of E.Q. Librium moves on to strategies for dealing with people. Each of the difficult or obstructive types are identified and suggestions given. As well as strategies for managing conflict E.Q. Librium also deals with office politics. There are some useful suggestions in here, although best used when you are sufficiently self aware to judge the situation.
E.Q. Librium also covers how to lead and develop other people. It has some useful tools for assessing how people are performing, separating competence from commitment and engagement. This helps with more sophisticated strategies for dealing with developing people.
It took me some time to read all of E.Q. Librium. Although the language is easy to read, it made me think lots. It prompted questions and trains of thought that distracted me, albeit in a useful fashion. I kept dipping in and out of it, so although I've read it I'm not quite ready to say that I'm finished with E.Q. Librium.
E.Q. Librium is essential reading if you work in an office, manage people or aspire to management. Having a better grip on your emotions will help you manage your own life if nothing else.
I received a free copy of E.Q. Librium from an agent in return for an honest review. That copy has been living in my work bag as a reference for weeks and weeks...