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The best things DO come in small packages!
on 5 December 2003
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:
- 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".