- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (1 Mar. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157851486X
- ISBN-13: 978-1578514861
- Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.4 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bestselling author Daniel Goleman's theories on emotional intelligence have radically altered common understanding of what "being smart" entails, and in Primal Leadership, he and his coauthors present the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders. Business leaders who maintain that emotions are best kept out of the work environment do so at their organisation's peril. Since the actions of the leader apparently account for up to 70 per cent of employees' perception of the climate of their organisation, Goleman and his team emphasise the importance of developing what they term "resonant leadership". Focusing on the four domains of emotional intelligence--self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management--they explore what contributes to and detracts from resonant leadership, and how the development of these four EI competencies spawns different leadership styles. The best leaders maintain a style repertoire, switching easily between "visionary", "coaching", "affiliative" and "democratic" and making rare use of less effective "pace-setting" and "commanding" styles. The authors' discussion of these methods is informed by research on the workplace climates engendered by the leadership styles of more than 3,870 executives. Indeed, the experiences of leaders in a wide range of work environments lend real-life examples to much of the advice Goleman et al. offer, from developing the motivation to change and creating an improvement plan based on learning rather than performance outcomes, to experimenting with new behaviours and nurturing supportive relationships that encourage change and growth. The book's final section takes the personal process of developing resonant leadership and applies it to the entire organisational culture.--S Ketchum
Named one of the Best Leadership Books of All Time - "Inc. Magazine (inc.com)"
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Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee carefully organize their material within Three Parts: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, Making Leaders, and Building Emotional Intelligent Organizations. The insights, strategies, and tactics provided are all based on the authors' several decades of real-world experience with all manner of organizations as well as on insights gained through direct and extensive contact with various leaders. In the final chapter, the authors observe: "In sum, the best leadership programs [ones which focus on the process of talent development] are designed for culture, competencies, and even spirit. They adhere to the principles of self-directed change and use a multifaceted approach to the learning and development process itself that focuses on the individual, team, and organization.Read more ›
Daniel Golman has successfully collaborated with his peers and colleagues to make the scientific language of research that so often gets in the way of greater understanding, accessible and meaningful with great use of case studies. I originally bought the audio book of this as in my own journey to greater Emotional and Social Intelligence, I recognised my predominant learning style is auditory...it made such an impact on my thinking, I wanted the hard copy so I could read, digest and make notes in the pages....This also lead me to become licensed and accredited to deliver the Emotional and Social Competancy Inventory (ESCI) 360 feedback tool within my own Personal and Professional development programs designed for Sales individuals, teams and Leaders ........ Awesome resource for Leaders who are open to understanding the wider picture and questioning the norms of 'it's always been done this way' thinking.
Throughout the reading of it I have picked up many points for improvement for myself and for clients.
I see it time and time again in business, where even extremely intelligent (IQ) people will make a complete mess of a situation, as they are unable to read people correctly or communicate in an effective manner. It can be said they hold a low EQ which can be expressed as lack of empathy, misunderstanding people and miss reading situations etc.
This is why some of the great leaders, have not necessarily been academically brilliant, but they understand people and know how to connect with them in a meaningful way.
The good news is Emotional Intelligence can be grown and this book does a fantastic job in helping the reader develop EQ in a leadership setting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a Great book and enjoyable too although could have more practical ways to teach the reader how to acrually change their stile.Published 20 months ago by savino
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