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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
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:
- 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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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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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47 of 51 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
on 6 June 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 8 December 2008
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. Better to order Goleman's book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2010
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. .
Overal short but useful for goal setting
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2010
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2009
bought this booklet and it's a great summary of emotional intelligence theories and methods.
well worth the money
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2005
this great little handbook confirmed for me that EI is NLP is another guise . . .there are of course some variations on the theme but the two are so similiar. This handbook is fab for those trying to improve their EI, and do not have NLP techniques to help them. It is also for anyone who have struggled with some of the EI books, since this one is very easy to read and the exercises simply laid out.
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