Patrick Merlevede

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (673 of 759)
Location: Eeklo, Vlaanderen (Belgium, Europe)
Birthday: 7 Dec
In My Own Words:
I wrote the books '7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence' and 'Mastering Mentoring And Coaching With Emotional Intelligence' (both are available from Amazon!). I specialize in bringing emotional intelligence to the workplace. My current focus is on the development of tools so that you can increase the match between a person and a job opening with regards to work attitude and motivation, organizationa… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,629,795 - Total Helpful Votes: 673 of 759
What Happy People Know: You're Only 6 Steps Away F&hellip by Dr. Dan Baker
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This book fully fits in the current positive psychology movement, of which I consider emotional intelligence to be a part, too. The authors explain how many people tend to make themselves unhappy, by having the wrong expectations from life and by looking for happiness in the wrong places.
Reading this book should help you change your minds and figure out why you must stop running those unhappiness patterns. The book is illustrated with numerous examples of how Dan baker helped his patients achieve this and at the end of the book you get an “action plan”, which is unfortunately only an overview table of the “do’s and don’ts of happiness”… Read more
The Ultimate Competitive Advantage - Secrets of Co&hellip by Donald Mitchell
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Since the Internet Hype came along, most of the talk has been about discovering the “next new thing”, creating a great mind shifting business model. While Don & Carol’s book is also about Business models, their approach is shows more emotional intelligence. Rather than trying to come up with a revolutionary idea, and then figure out how one get the world to adopt that new idea, they recommend to go for a continuous improvement type of approach. Part of their message boils down to having more empathy for your customers by listening to what their needs are and then adapting yourself accordingly.
Given statistics indicate that only 10% of the population are of the… Read more
Why the Bottom Line ISN'T!: How to Build Value Thr&hellip by Dave Ulrich
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
David Ulrich’s ideas have pretty much defined the HR profession for the last decade. That by itself is a reason to make sure you’ve read this book. What is even more important is that Ulrich & Smallwood outline how HR activities can help to increase the shareholders value as measured in stock price (at least, this is what HR could do, if they would do it right, the reality is that often HR just seems to be wasting money). Given that shareholders become more and more demanding, that’s another good reason to read this book. So I was a bit surprised to see that this book is not high on the Amazon bestseller list when I’m writing this review (sales rank 12.407 when I… Read more