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55 Ways To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

55 Ways To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence [Kindle Edition]

Andy Smith
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Download this tips booklet for practical advice on how to increase your emotional intelligence (also known as "EI" or "EQ").

This fluff-free, easy-to-read guide gives you what other EI books leave out - "how to" tips that work!

The booklet is divided into 5 sections, following the model of EI that Daniel Goleman set out in the best-selling book "Emotional Intelligence". So - do you need practical tips for improving your self-awareness, understanding other people, motivating yourself, controlling your emotions, and inspiring others? Don't have time to read weighty academic texts about EI? This is what you've been looking for!

From the Author

These tips represent a distillation of everything I've learned in the last 8 years as a therapist, life coach and NLP trainer. They are designed to be practical and easy to use.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 111 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Coaching Leaders (5 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D8K703E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andy Smith is an Emotional Intelligence coach and Appreciative Inquiry consultant, based in rural France and working worldwide. He specialises in helping leaders and teams get beyond the blocks that stop them achieving their potential. Andy is the author of "55 Ways To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence" (Coaching Leaders 2003), "Achieve Your Goals: Strategies To Transform Your Life" (Dorling Kindersley 2006), and "Practical NLP: How to use NLP principles to improve your life and work, even if you're not NLP trained" (Coaching Leaders 2013).

Andy's work ranges from executive coaching (using the Hay Group's Emotional Competence Inventory 360º assessment or the DISC profile as a starting point) to the design and delivery of coaching skills training for managers and coaches. He has developed a number of coaching models which incorporate appreciative and solution-focused tools in practical and jargon-free formats.

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84 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best things DO come in small packages! 5 Dec 2003
By Karl
Although Daniel Goleman's books have been outstandingly successful in bringing "emotional intelligence" to a wide audience, what none of his books SEEM to do is explain HOW to become more emotionally intelligent.
(Fair play note: Actually the original book tells the reader almost exactly how to do this, but you have to know the technique already in order to recognise it!)
Not surprisingly, a number of writers have tried to fill that niche - all to often without much success. What makes this booklet such a joy is that - as they say in a certain TV advert - "it does what it says on the tin". It really does offer practical, easy-to-implement ways to boost your EQ.
Following Goleman's formulation, the 55 tips are grouped under 5 main headings, offering guidance on:
- Self-Awareness
- Self-Regulation
- Motivation
- Empathy, and
- Social Skills.
A further point worth making is that each tip covers a separate topic, so you don't get reams of stuff on one subject and next to nothing on another.
In my opinion this is an excellent little introduction to the five "competencies" of emotional intelligence as described in Goleman's books.
I'd recommend this booklet as a perfect "stocking filler"-type present to give to anyone who is actively interested in emotional intelligence, or who just wants a practical overview of what it's all about; thereby proving that "the best things DO come in small packages".
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wisdom of EI in a nutshell 28 Nov 2005
By A. J. Bradbury VINE VOICE
This is, without doubt, THE best value for money of any EI/EQ product I've come across.
It offers 55 basic tips to help you to develop your emotional intelligence, divided up under the headings used by Goleman in his best sellers on the subject.
Moreover these are 55 genuinely separate tips rather than just variations on a theme.
In my opinion, given the time of year and the increasingly stressful conditions many of us have to operate under in the workplace, and often elsewhere, this is a pefect gift for anyone who would like to have more control over the way they live their lives.
This would be a bargain if it cost twice as much. At this low price it's an absolute steal!
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Every single tip in this valuable guide is easy to understand and implement. It is not shrouded in idealogies although the pieces are well-founded in known disciplines and research, so it is digestible by everyone. It is the neatest and most practical book I have seen for the busy reader - and that is said having written several EI books of my own! A must for everyone interested in getting some peace.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good info, but very, very short 6 Jun 2008
Bear in mind that, although cheap, this is a booklet - it's 18 pages in all, and which makes it very tiny. Although some of the tips are clever and insightful, it's still a high price for the amount of content. Some of the tips are brief summaries of fairly complex techniques, and don't really give you enough to implement them. It appears to mostly be an advert for the authors training - if you know little about this topic already, this book won't help. It is a potentially useful summary of some basic ideas, however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful advice! 6 Jan 2014
By still searching TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Considering Goleman's seminal book on Emotional Intelligence is a monster and take's both a long time to read and a longer time to ingest intellectually, this short sharp look at effective ways in which to practice what it preaches and all written in Andy Smith's usual no-nonsense way is excellent and a 'snip' at the price!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This book is not only a great addition to Goleman’s traditional approach to Emmotional Inteligence, it can also be used on their own as a great tool in a journey through discovering the real meaning of owns emotions, as well as emotions of others. It’s written in a friendly and easily-accessible language, free of unnecessary jargon, which makes is it very easy to follow. Each chapter contains a an useful summary of what has just being said, along with a series of carefully developed exercises, giving reader the chance to apply the these skills in a real life. What I am going to say in a minute, may sound like highly cheap statement to some people, but this book have literally changed my life. After three months of rigorously practicing majority of the exercises recommended by Andy in this book, I feel much happier within my own skin, I can also easily resonate with the emotions of people around me, including my family members or co-workers. I would highly recommend buying this book to anyone wanting to gain more insight into how they feel – What is more, I would happily pay much more, for it, as the value of information given there by Andy, is immense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My clients love it! 10 Sep 2010
I'm going to be short and sweet with my review because that's what this little gem is.

I bought my copy years ago and its looking a little dogged eared from over use!

As a coach I often lend out books and CD's to my clients if that helps to accelerate their progress.
Andy Smith's "55 Ways to increase your EI" always goes down well with time pressured executives who want some practical exercises to go away and practise. Much of the other stuff about EI is interesting but theoretical. Andy's booklet means they can go away and give things a go and really understand how to incorporate EI into their daily lives.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I feel ripped off
Very unimpressed with this purchase. It is described as a 'Paperback' but is in fact just a small 16 booklet so it's very misleading. It is a rip off at this price!
Published 9 months ago by Mrs Alison ward
5.0 out of 5 stars short but sweet
As indicated by other readers the subject matter is rather sparse but in saying that the tips are concise and are easily understood even without an NLP background. . Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by Findlay R. Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars EI made easy
This is a really easy to read and understand summary of how to develop our Emotional Intelligence.
Andy has made use of NLP to provide a resource that is simple but profound.
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars A great little EI handbook
A very useful quick read for EI development which is both accessible and in plain english. It's practical suggestions are quick and easy to apply and I've put some of them into... Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by rlongden
5.0 out of 5 stars 55 great ideas!
I found this book extremely helpful and exactly what I wanted. I am familiar with NLP and the excellent presentations that Andy Smith gives. Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by Rosemary Eagle
5.0 out of 5 stars a good quick review booklet
bought this booklet and it's a great summary of emotional intelligence theories and methods.
well worth the money
Published on 3 Oct 2009 by MS Mclean
2.0 out of 5 stars Very short and not quite right
This is a very short and overpriced phamplet. Not quite what I was expecting. It is not really about emotional intellgience but rather general feel good principles. Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2008 by Julie Evans
1.0 out of 5 stars The reason why zero stars should become a rating
A dreadful pamphlet full of complete nonsense. Absolutely nothing new in this advert for Andy Smith and his EI / NLP ways. Read more
Published on 16 May 2007 by Karl Grocock
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