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The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

Narrated by: Liam O' Brien
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

What does it take to be a firefighter? Fighter pilot? Top of the heap in the sales department? A brilliant customer service advisor? Esteemed and respected corporate leader?

What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition" Lead a less stressful existence? To be fulfilled in personal life and professional pursuits?

What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? Or B) emotional quotient?

If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But it is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth, and happiness, is your emotional quotient, which you can nurture and develop.

The EQ Edge, by Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book, shows you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm - all of which are essential ingredients of success.

The book features case studies and fascinating - and surprising - insights into EQ and the workplace. As an HR or line manager, this book will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff will be the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because CEOs to front-line workers also have other roles - parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend - The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships.

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  • JP
  • 01-06-16

Essential reading to master your life!

I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Helpful and applicable to every aspect of life, personal and business.

Extremely relevant and practical concept, content and detail, with examples that provide excellent context.

Thank you Steven, Howard and the whole team.

JP

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  • Lisa Lynn
  • 24-09-12

Didn't Finish Listening

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

To fully understand this audio book you need the workbooks that you would normally get with a hardback/text book

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The information and history on EQ is very good

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Have the Workbook

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  • Grumpy Old Bear
  • 10-03-19

Just an lot on nonsense

This book was used in the Master’s class I recently finished. We took the evaluation and used the book throughout the course. Each week we discussed the chapters and each week critiqued the flaws and misconceptions the authors were presenting. Examples are over the top ridiculous and it always seems like the women are getting the raw end of the deal.

While it never explicitly says this, there is a strong implication that the only success that people can have in their life is financial success.

I honestly did not find the book to have any true insight into anything. It indicates that EQ, unlike personality, can be leaned. However, at least one other student had previously taken the assessment and when she took it this time, scored significantly lower. If EQ is learned, then how could she do so much worse? Based on the assessment and the reading, EQ is a living trait; somedays your EQ is higher and other days it is going to be lower; it all depends on the circumstances and external pressures that you are feeling on any particular day.

In my opinion, this is nothing but horse poo. It is a terrible read and I would not recommend it.

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  • Michael
  • 12-01-18

Waffle waffle waffle

Another book that's twice as long as it needs to be. So much waffling on!

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  • Blue boy
  • 07-01-13

The EQ edge

What did you love best about The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success?

In the world of people, weather it be in business relations, employees, personal or were ever people interact, your EQ is much more valuble then the highly over rated IQ ever will be.You can realize much more advancement in all people relations with the learned skill of EQ. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to addvance their personal and business relationships.

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