The EQ Difference: A Powerful Program for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work

The EQ Difference: A Powerful Program for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work

The EQ Difference: A Powerful Program for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work

The EQ Difference: A Powerful Program for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work

Synopsis


Co-published with SHRM.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a strong indicator of individual, team, and organizational success. But stocking up on emotionally intelligent employees isn't enough: you need a concrete plan for putting this valuable resource to work. The EQ Difference offers an array of self-assessment tools and team-focused exercises that will help increase and leverage emotional intelligence both in individuals and in groups. It's filled with practical tips and suggestions for developing your own " " emotional quotient," " as well as that of your peers, employees, and even senior executives.

Featuring real workplace examples, Letters to Leaders, and excerpts from actual performance reviews that show the positive impact of EI in a variety of environments, The EQ Difference will help your organization achieve greater productivity, higher morale, and better employee retention - all keys to stronger bottom line results.

Excerpt

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. —George Santayana

Most people’s ideals are noble. To achieve these ideals, however, sometimes requires wisdom far beyond what we are able to deliver on a daily basis. We are likely to get caught in the fray of life. Little things, like rush hour traffic, the line at the deli counter, or a coworker’s comments become our focus and take us away from our ideal. We sometimes get stuck in the unimportant, and unleash our energy in the wrong direction. We intended to go north, but find ourselves heading south. Emotional intelligence, as defined and outlined in this book, can serve as a compass so that we can be assured that we are on the road to living our intentions and our ideals every day.

This book is for all of us who aspire to live up to our own greatness. It is for all of us who have caught a glimpse of our wisdom, warmth, depth, and charm. It’s for all of us whose intentions or ideals are sometimes greater than our actions. It’s for all of us at home and at work who care enough to study ourselves and use that knowledge to manage ourselves and our relationships with others so that we truly live our intentions. That, in essence, is the definition of emotional intelligence (EQ).

Emotional intelligence can make a huge difference in both our personal lives and our work satisfaction and performance. Emotional . . .

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