Emotional Intelligence

The Groundbreaking Book That Redefines What it Means to be Smart
by Daniel Goleman | Bantam © 1997 · 368 pages

One of the classics of Positive Psychology, Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence established the fact that IQ doesn't account for why some of us succeed and function well and others don't. In this Note, we'll explore some (really) Big Ideas on how to scientifically get our emotional intelligence on—from the power of delaying gratification to how worrying can act as self-fulfilling prophecies.

“What factors are at play, for example, when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well? I would argue that the difference quite often lies in the abilities called here emotional intelligence, which include self-control, zeal and persistence, and the ability to motivate oneself.”

~ Daniel Goleman from Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. This is one the most influential psychology books ever written that kicked off a bit of a revolution in redefining what it means to be “intelligent.”

It’s PACKED with goodness and in this Note we’ll explore some of my favorite Big Ideas on how we can live with more emotional mojo. Let’s jump in with a look at IQ vs. EQ! :)

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Daniel Goleman

Psychologist and bestselling author