20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before You Turn 30
Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project manager? Manage an HR function? There’s a gold nugget for everyone here.
 In my twenties — well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership — my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science-fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were reading in the nineties.

Personal improvement and leadership development were not blips on my radar screen before hitting thirty. I was too busy chasing skirts and mastering the social scene.

As you may have guessed, that led me down the boulevard of broken relationships (including one divorce), critical errors in judgment, and a few horrendous career moves.

Reinventing myself into my thirties, I discovered the need for emotional intelligence and raising my emotional quotient (EQ) to make positive choices in life. Looking back at my wasted twenties,  I would have begged for a library like the one below.

Now, many of these books are lifelines that have kept me on top of my game as I navigate the entrepreneurial space and juggle a happy marriage and parenting. While not an exhaustive list, it covers what I would consider the best, most popular, and most influential books on emotional intelligence.

Before you hit 30, hit these up!

 

1. Working With Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman packs this one with fascinating case histories of triumphs, disasters, and dramatic turnarounds from more than 500 organizations around the world. Quite possibly his best work.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

2. Emotional Intelligence 2.0: Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves deliver a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ. It includes an online assessment to give you a baseline of your current EQ status. A great starter on EQ

3. Coaching for Emotional Intelligence: The Secret to Developing the Star Potential in Your Employees: This book provides a carefully planned strategy to help managers address the issues that make coaching for EI more challenging than coaching for performance alone.

TheEdge4. The EQ Edge: Authors Steven Stein and Howard Book offer fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants.

5. Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving your Emotional Intelligence:Michael Cornwall has a somewhat no-holds barred approach to writing, but its meant to really stop you on your tracks and self-assess whether you’re truly emotionally intelligent. Very reality-based with clear examples.

6. The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights: Goleman brings his easy to understand writing style to bear on more recent (2011) neurological research on emotional intelligence.

7. Primal Leadership: The bottom line of Primal Leadership is that one of the most important tasks of a leader is to create good feelings in the people they lead. They do this by maintaining those same positive feelings in themselves. In addition they have to create change, sustain change, and build an EI competent organization.

8. The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success:  In this book, you’ll learn find new ways to help build stronger relationships, get ahead at work, feel more confident, and even be a better leader.

9. The EQ Difference: A Powerful Plan for Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work: The author showcases the profound effect emotions can have on all aspects of work life, from performance to coworker relationships, and discusses ways that anyone can start improving their interpersonal relationships with simple changes in thought and action.

10. The Language of Emotional Intelligence: The Five Essential Tools for Building Powerful and Effective Relationships: An excellent resource on using EQ to build better relationships with just about everyone in your life, from employees to your family. Jeanne Segal shows you how to use five basic tools of EQ to enhance  communication, reading non-verbal cues, and diffusing conflicts before they get out of hand.

11. The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book: Similar to their Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves help readers to assess their own EQ, learn more about what EQ means, and get advice on developing their EQ at work, home, and for personal well-being.

12. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: This is an updated version of the influential book that Maxwell Maltz published in 1960. The theory of psycho-cybernetics examines the process of controlling thoughts and emotions. This book will teach you how to transform them from negative to positive.

13. Building Emotional Intelligence: Written for parents, it’s important to help your children develop the foundations of EQ at an early age and author Linda Lantieri shows you how. Also useful for adults interested in boosting their EQ.

14. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ: First published in 1995, Daniel Goleman, the patriarch of EQ, offers extensive research and his own personal experience examining why EQ is so important to our success and happiness.  His ultimate message is for us to take care to nurture our children so that they will have a healthy emotional base as they grow.

15. 105 Tips For Creating An Emotionally Intelligent Organization: More Success By Focusing On Work Attitude And Motivation: Each of the authors works as trainer, consultant or coach and walks you through steps to create more emotional intelligent workplaces. Great for people in human resources management as it covers recruiting, training, coaching, managing, building teams, handling conflicts, retention, and even outplacement.

RaiseChildWithEQ16. How to Raise a Child with a High EQ: A Parents’ Guide to Emotional Intelligence: Filled with games, checklists and practical parenting techniques, this book will help your child to cope with — and overcome — the emotional stress of modern times and the normal problems of growing up.

17. The EQ Interview: Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence: The EQ Interview gives readers the skills and understanding they need to assess candidates’ emotional intelligence and ensure that they’re the right fit for the job. The book then arms interviewers with more than 250 behavior-based questions specially formulated to help determine how applicants have used their EQ in past experiences.

18. Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Team Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes: This simple, easy-to-use book gives managers, supervisors, and team leaders activities to help their teams overcome emotional obstacles and become more effective. Readers will find powerful, proven exercises they can use to help their employees.

19. Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children: Pioneering educator Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman help children respond to and rebound from the challenges unique to the 21st century through a breakthrough, step-by-step guide that teaches children how to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, and manage their emotions more skillfully.

20. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results:  Readers will learn how to: Set the tone and direction for the project, communicate more effectively, improve listening skills, create a positive work environment, motivate, coach, and mentor team members. Complete with checklists and self-assessments, this handy guide enables project managers to apply these important skills to their projects right away.

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PUBLISHED ON: JUL 14, 2016
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4 COMMUNICATION LESSONS FOR BUSINESS ( & HOME )

4 COMMUNICATION LESSONS FOR BUSINESS ( & HOME )

Consider these four communication lessons we can all appreciate from “Shark Tank.” It seems all of the 
budding entrepreneurs have similar traits:

  1. They absolutely believe in themselves and their products. From the elderly couple who designed a pair of underwear to capture the smell emitted from flatulence to the young political wonks in Washington, DC who, in their spare time, created a recipe for Barbecue Sauce and Rub, every person who has appeared on “Shark Tank” has had a true sense of themselves. Their willingness to be vulnerable to the barrage of questions and raw feedback on national TV is admirable.

  2. They embrace negotiation. Often times, the projections and numbers are off, and the Sharks are fast to point out the ‘real numbers.’ Fledgling entrepreneurs often have to think on their feet to throw out new and more accurate figures without compromising their business plans and credibility.

  3. They control their emotions. A certain blend of heart, enthusiasm, and humility is a significant part of a successful pitch. Yes, most guests leave the show disappointed that none of the Sharks invested in their idea. But it’s valuable for people watching the show to see guests draw the emotional line and keep their composure, something that requires a great deal of inner strength.

  4. They know how to appeal to the senses. The inventors and creators that are on “Shark Tank” know how to engage the Sharks with visuals, tastes, smells, and sounds. The gym trainer who created special bras for women athletes brought along several women who were wearing different styles of the undergarment. When pitching food or drinks, guests arrive with impressive packages containing samples for each of the Sharks.

    If PR, marketing, and other communication professionals focused on these four skills and attributes—belief in themselves and products, negotiation, control of emotions, and sensory experiences—I’m guessing we would have a more satisfied and successful workforce.

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT HELPS IMPULSE CONTROL

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR IMPULSE CONTROL IS GAINING POPULARITY IN GEORGIA

Emotional Intelligence for “impulse control” is booming in California and New York.

In Georgia, awareness of Emotional Intelligence is waking up and is being used to help separate yourself from others in job interviews and for the employer to screen applicants from a wide choice of great candidates.

The key to this trend is the power of Emotional Intelligence Assessments in identifying low levels of competence in a number of skills (15 competencies in all) that are important in successful impersonal relationships and greater performance in life. Documentation shows it improves annual salaries and school performance in any Emotional Intelligence book.

EQ-i 2.0 Scales

EQ-i 2.0 Scales

An increase in self-referrals for skill enhancement coaching for “impulse control” is happening. Satisfied clients are referring friends and colleagues.  EQ coaching is becoming more popular with college students and young professionals wanting to improve themselves, wanting a better “edge” in the job market.

COACHING BY RICHARD L. TAYLOR
The key is to actually invest in the coaching component using the 21 page EQ-i 2.0 Assessment Report for the basis of SMART GOAL enhancement. Your Report is awesome, however, just like at the gym you need someone to hold you accountable and keep doing the improving work. It also makes it personal to your individual situation and problems.

Without coaching a person soon return to old habits that do not enhance their lives.

EXAMPLE REPORT

Call or e-mail Director Richard Taylor of Atlanta Anger Management to set up a Bar On EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment today.

→ EQ-i 2.0 Pre-Assessment Only $150.00 USD

EQ-i 2.0 Pre-Assessment and One Hour Debrief $300.00

EQ-i 2.0 Pre-Assessment, 1 Hour Debrief and Two – 30 Minute Phone/Skype/Tango Consults $450.00

Add EQ-i 2.0 Post Assessment $100.00 USD

EQ-i 2.0 Pre and Post Assessment $250.00 USD

Customized Plans To Fit Your Needs and Budget. Call Richard at 678.576.1913

Spouses, parents, significant others. career coaches, and employers are encouraging their family members and employees to take advantage of the opportunity to increase their skills in self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, empathy, and relationship management.

Emotional Intelligence has been shown to be a better predictor of success in life, marriage, work and school than IQ. Even Monster.com is advocating for the volunteer completion of Emotional Intelligence Assessments on the part of job applicants seeking positions in sales, customer service and leadership positions.

Coaching for skill enhancement in all emotional intelligence EQ-i 2.0 15 scales actually works. Motivated clients willing to complete an average of six months of coaching that include a Pre and Post Test can improve their ability to manage stress, anger and the 15 competencies.

EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Model

EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Example:

Let’s take a look at the results of coaching for this 21 year old  young man who had everything but positive emotional intelligence skills.  He was mandated by a court to take eight (8) classes of Anger Management after being arrested for punching a hotel casino manager in the face.  He took the Bar On EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment before he started his Anger Management program.  Once he received his results and saw how accurate they are, he decided to volunteer for Emotional Intelligence Coaching after he completed his required eight sessions of Anger Management.    He saw us once per week for five months.

We can conduct the Assessment anywhere in the world since it is an Online Assessment with 133 questions to answer. It takes 13-20 minutes to complete. The coaching can be done in person in Atlanta, GA or over phone or Skype.

His Pre Assessment & Test Scores on the Bar On EQ-i 2.0 Assessment:

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His Post Assessment & Test Scores on the Bar On EQ-i 2.0 Assessment:

PostAssessmentEQ-i2.0_bCall or e-mail Director Richard Taylor of Atlanta Anger Management to set up a Bar-On MHS EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment today.

Customized Plans To Fit Your Needs and Budget. Call  Richard at 678.576.1913

PS: Often we take the time to address each of the 15 Scales so the length of coaching can be determined by how much time that takes.

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Emotional Intelligence / Anger Management Assessments For HR Managers and Businesses

Atlanta Anger Management, Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF  is offering Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management Assessments for HR Managers and Businesses.

Atlanta Anger Management a Certified Anderson & Anderson™ Provider is offering Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management Assessments for HR Departments and Corporations looking to determine whether or not there is a need for anger management and Emotional Intelligence intervention for executives, staff members and employees.

Now Businesses can evaluate whether employees have Anger or Emotional Intelligence issues.

Atlanta Anger Management a Certified Anderson & Anderson™ Provider presents its On-Demand Emotional Intelligence/Anger Management Assessment Program.

Potential Anger Management clients, as well as Corporations and HR Departments, can now benefit from the use of this individualized Organizational Anger Management Assessments.

Atlanta Anger Management a Certified Anderson & Anderson™ Provider includes in their Corporate / Business Anger Management Program the use of a  Assessment to determine:

1.)  Whether or not the client will benefit from his or her participation

2.)  His/Her level of functioning in fifteen distinct areas prior to their participation.

Participants can take the assessment on line 24/7 and will be emailed the results.

Many then visit our Atlanta Anger Management headquarters in Atlanta (I-285 & 400) and complete the optional comprehensive debriefing to its meaning and possible enhancements that need to be addressed for improved performance and strengthening weaknesses.

The Emotional Intelligence / Anger Management Assessment includes scales that measure the following areas of functioning:

  • Emotional Self Awareness
  • Self Actualization
  • Self Regard
  • Independence
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotional Expression
  • Social Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Optimism
  • Stress Tolerence
  • Flexibility
  • Impulse Control
  • Reality Testing
  • Problem Solving

On-Site Assessment Evaluations are also available for your Executives, Employees, and Staff.

Organizational Training Seminars can be designed for your corporations looking to educate large staff groups.

World Wide Inquires Welcome. Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport allows us to fly anywhere in the world on short notice at better prices since it is the busiest passenger airport in the world. Richard is an experienced traveler with passport ready.

ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT  – Your #1 Choice For Help With Anger ~ Rage ~ Conflict Management And Emotional Intelligence Development.

For more information contact Director Richard Taylor at 678-576-1913 or by visiting the Atlanta Anger Management site.

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Atlanta Anger Management
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Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

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