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The Other Kind of Smart: Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success

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We have known for years that the difference between those who become successful in life and those who struggle is their degree of emotional intelligence (EI), or "people skills.” Now, The Other Kind of Smart shows readers how they can increase their emotional intelligence and overcome the barriers that are preventing them from realizing their true potential. Emotional intelligence coach Harvey Deutschendorf has shown thousands of people how to relate emotional intelligence to everyday situations. Here, he uses the proven techniques of storytelling, combined with quotes and exercises, to show readers how to apply the principles of EI on the job. Filled with real-life scenarios and solutions, the book offers tools that will bring results in as little as five minutes a day and shows how to develop stress tolerance, cultivate empathy, increase flexibility with co-workers, boost assertiveness, and resolve problems successfully. Complete with an EI quiz that will help readers measure their own level of emotional intelligence, this invaluable guide will enable everyone to improve their relationships and increase their effectiveness at work in a practical, accessible way.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780814414057
ISBN-10: 0814414052
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.33 kg
Ediția: Specială
Editura: Amacom
Colecția Amacom
Locul publicării: Nashville, United States

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"An easy-to-read, interesting book that uses everyday stories and simple exercises to show us how to make the most of emotional intelligence in our workplaces and homes." -- Lee Iacocca

Looking for greater satisfaction in your work and personal life? Simply follow the clear, upbeat strategies for increasing your EI you will find in this book.

Emotional intelligence (EI) has been called "advanced common sense" and is proven to be a far better predictor of success than IQ. And unlike cognitive function, your emotional capacities are flexible, adaptable, and highly expandable. Filled with inspir-ing stories from companies who have tapped into the power of EI, along with profiles of people facing real-world dilemmas and easy-to-implement action plans, The Other Kind of Smart opens your eyes to crucial, yet often ignored, life lessons, including how to:

Handle conflicts in a way that brings people closer together and learn why disengage-ment is the real worry. Become in tune with the full range of your emotions and transform them from your enemies to your allies. Move beyond thinking of success in monetary terms to discover what you really want to accomplish, then actively work to achieve your goals. Build healthy personal and professional relationships, the cornerstone of happiness and fulfillment. Use your emotional intelligence to effectively navigate change and cope with stress. Cultivate optimism and other mental habits of happy people--while avoiding a limited "Pollyanna" outlook

EI is not a sideline, soft issue, but a critical factor in your personal and professional well-being. The Other Kind of Smart uncovers deep insights and simple strategies for building the life you want.

Advance Praise for The Other Kind of Smart

"This book shows you how to be more personable and persuasive with everyone you meet. It will transform your relationships with others!"

-- Brian Tracy, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Focal Point

"This book gives straight answers. I recommend it." -- Marianne Williamson, author,

Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships

"Good, sound advice on how to create and maintain meaningful relationships."

-- John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

"Whether at work, at home or at play, emotional intelligence skills are crucial to enhancing our lives. This easy-to-read book brings those skills home to the reader in an interesting and effective manner."

-- Jim Clemmer, author, Growing the Distance and The Leader's Digest

Harvey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence coach who has worked in the field of EI for more than 10 years and is a Certified Administrator of the BarOn EQi, the first scientifically valid test for emotional intelligence approved by the American Psychological Association. He lives in Alberta, Canada.