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FOREWORD BY PATRICK LENCIONI, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM.Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a book with a single purpose-increasing your EQ. Here's what people are saying about it:"Emotional Intelligence 2.0 succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way."-THE DALAI LAMA"A fast read with compelling anecdotes and good context in which to understand and improve."-NEWSWEEK"Gives abundant, practical findings and insights with emphasis on how to develop EQ."-STEPHEN R. COVEY"This book can drastically change the way you think about success...read it twice."-PATRICK LENCIONIIn today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction-it's no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential:1) Self-Awareness2) Self-Management3) Social Awareness4) Relationship Management
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE #1 PREDICTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND PERSONAL EXCELLENCE In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and chaotic personal lives, each of us is searching for effective tools that can make our schedules, behaviors, and relationships more manageable. The Emotional Intelligence Quickbook shows us how understanding and utilizing emotional intelligence can be the key to exceeding our goals and achieving our fullest potential. Authors Bradberry and Greaves use their years of experience as emotional intelligence researchers, consultants, and speakers to revitalize our current understanding of emotional intelligence. They have combined their latest research on emotional intelligence with a quick, easy-to-use format and cut-to-the-chase information to demonstrate how this other kind of "smart" helps us to decrease our stress, increase our productivity, understand our emotions as they happen, and interact positively with those around us. The Emotional Intelligence Quickbook brings this concept to light in a way that has not been done before -- making EQ practical and easy to apply in every aspect of our daily lives. The Quickbook will help you to: Engage the four unique areas of EQ: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management Increase your EQ through the use of these skill-building techniques Apply your EQ at work to develop leadership skills and improve teamwork, making you a better manager and a more desirable employee Practice your EQ outside the office environment to benefit your relationships with loved ones, making you a better partner and parent Access the link between your EQ and your physical well-being to improve your overall health Measure your current EQ through access to the authors' bestselling online Emotional Intelligence Appraisal
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"--the rational and the emotional--and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.
Feel Better...Live Better Scientific discoveries are unlocking the mysteries of our emotional lives. Every week brings us new information on the environmental, hormonal, genetic, and chemical factors that affect our feelings, and an ever-expanding repertoire of methods to manage specific emotional conditions. But how can we apply this cutting-edge research to our own lives? In The Emotional Revolution, Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist, researcher, and specialist in the fields of psychopharmacology and psychobiology, offers a comprehensive guide to these exciting breakthroughs. He explores the latest findings about the body mechanisms that create emotions--and why our feelings can sometimes go out of control. He also offers simple self-help strategies and evaluates dozens of the newest treatments--both traditional and alternative--that can help with everything from depression and addiction to anxiety and excessive anger. Here is fascinating, up-to-the-minute information you won't find in any other single resource, including: * Clues to the biological basis of monogamy * A new link between depression and heart disease, and what this means for the treatment of both conditions * How simple patterns of eye movements can help alleviate painful memories * How taking a commonly-used blood pressure medication can help you cope with trauma * How lying in the dark releases a hormone that can alleviate anxiety and craving * The surprising health benefits of friendship and religion * The deadly dangers of anger * The health-promoting powers of love The first book to combine scientific research with prescriptive guidelines for the general reader, The Emotional Revolution is your guide to understanding the complexities of human feelings--and improving your life. "A well-researched, clearly-written, and absorbing book. Highly recommended for anyone who's ever seen a psychiatrist--or who hasn't!" --Dean Hamer, Ph.D., author of The Science of Desire Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. A practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has been listed in The Best Doctors in the U.S. For twenty years, he was a senior researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has appeared on 20/20, CNN, National Public Radio, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, and Good Morning, America. Dr. Rosenthal lives and practices in Rockville, Maryland. Visit his Web site at www.normanrosenthal.com.
Osho (1931-90), the well known teacher of self-directed individual spirituality, explains the nature of emotions, how to reclaim inner harmony, and watchfulness as the key to transformation. Suggested meditations and exercises are included. The material has been compiled from various discourses to live audiences. There is no index. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A groundbreaking book, Emotional Wisdom reveals powerful ancient tools for transforming our painful emotions into happiness and health. So-called negative emotions are valuable messages that let us know we are out of balance. With compassion and humor, Taoist authors Mantak Chia and Dena Saxer explain the messages that anger, depression, fear, worry, and stress offer us. They present three easy-to-learn twenty-minute internal energy practices, with helpful illustrations, to turn these imbalances into harmony and joy. They provide unusual nutritional advice for emotional healing and a Taoist First Aid section with proven natural remedies for minor ailments such as insomnia, indigestion, headaches, and overeating. Relevant quotes from the Tao Te Ching add inspiration to this practical, life-changing book.
Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were undermothered as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. "The Emotionally Absent Mother" will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother's own history, and how you can fill the mother gap by: - Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself -Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother -Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal defects back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today's undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future-for themselves and their children.
A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world's most successful approach to couple therapyOne of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioural therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies introduces readers to this ground-breaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships.An indispensable resource for readers who would like to manage their relationship problems independently through home studyDelivers powerful techniques for dealing with unpleasant emotions, rather than repressing them and for responding constructively to complex relationship issuesThe perfect introduction to EFT basics for therapists considering expanding their practices to include emotionally focused therapy methodsPacked with fascinating and instructive case studies and examples of EFT in action, from the authors' case filesProvides valuable guidance on finding, selecting and working with the right EFT certified therapist
Have you, as a parent, ever found yourself treating your children in a way you would never tolerate from someone else? The authors of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting call for a new Golden Rule: Do unto your children as you would have other people do unto your children. And most important, they show us how to live by it. Based upon extensive research, firsthand experience, and case studies, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting breaks the mold of traditional parenting books by taking into account the strong role of emotions -- those of parents and children -- in psychological development. With this book, parents will learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and how to help them successfully navigate the intricacies of relating to others. The authors take the five basic principles of Daniel Goleman's best-seller, Emotional Intelligence, and explain how they can be applied to successful parenting. To this end, the book offers suggestions, stories, dialogues, activities, and a special section of Sound EQ Parenting Bites to help parents use their emotions in the most constructive ways, focusing on such everyday issues as sibling rivalry, fights with friends, school situations, homework, and peer pressure. In the authors' extensive experience, children respond quickly to these strategies, their self-confidence is strengthened, their curiosity is piqued, and they learn to assert their independence while developing their ability to make responsible choices. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Strong emotions that we don't know how to handle effectively lie at the core of so many difficulties in the life of the individual. They can affect our relationships with loved ones, and how we function in our work. They play a profound role in how we feel about ourselves, and can even affect our physical health. And we are too often trapped in the dilemma of "expression" versus "repression." Expressing our emotions can often hurt others, but by repressing them - even in the benevolent guise of "self-control" - we risk hurting ourselves.Osho offers a third alternative, which is to understand the roots of our emotions and to develop the knack of watching them and learning from them as they arise, rather than being "taken over" by them. Eventually we find that even the most challenging and difficult situations no longer have the power to provoke us and cause us pain.Osho's unique insight into the workings of the mind, the heart, and the essence or "being" of the individual goes far beyond the understandings of conventional psychology. Over more than three decades of work with people from all walks of life, he has developed simple techniques and insights to help modern-day men and women to rediscover their own inner silence and wisdom.
In this powerful and inspiring book, "New York Times "bestselling author and trusted pastor Dr. Charles Stanley shares practical guidance and encouragement on a topic that touches every person on earth--"emotions. "Revealing God's original purpose for emotions and wisely exposing the root of all negative emotions, Dr. Stanley touches the hearts of readers as he teaches them how to find joy and fulfillment in the God-given gift of emotions... I have GOT to get off this plane--right NOW That, of course, was impossible. The pilot had announced we were cruising at an altitude of more than 35,000 feet. There was no getting off--at least, not for a while. But it didn't matter. My body was in full crisis mode. My heart pounded. I couldn't catch my breath. I looked at the emergency exit and began to contemplate my options. I wonder if I can get that door open. I need to get air. I HAVE TO GET OUT I pushed the button for the flight attendant. She found a doctor on board, who sat with me and asked me what was wrong. I told him I was experiencing an overwhelming feeling of being trapped and that I needed to get off the plane. He said, "Well, you know you can't. " I responded, "Yes sir, I know I can't. But the desire is absolutely overpowering. " As we talked, I admitted to him that I was going through a very trying time. He encouraged me, and the panic began to subside. It has been more than twenty years since that experience, but it taught me something very important: For us to overcome our fears, it is crucial we unearth where they originate from, which then shows us what thoughts trigger them. Once the doctor identified the difficult circumstances I was facing as triggering my emotions, I was able to give the situation to God fully and counteract my apprehensions with truth from His Word. --Excerpt from chapter 5
The author has made the study of emotion his life work, and in this book he draws together more than thirty years of study to examine the wide range of human emotions. He emphasizes that facial expressions are universal, and explains the precise muscle movements that appear with sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, and other feelings. He suggests that making a particular facial expression can actually trigger the feeling which that expression represents. Ekman believes that a clearer understanding of the components and expression of feelings can enhance our communications and help us to build healthier relationships.
Discover the Six Habits of Highly Empathic People A popular speaker and co-founder of The School of Life, Roman Krznaric has traveled the world researching and lecturing on the subject of empathy. In this lively and engaging book, he argues that our brains are wired for social connection. Empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. By looking outward and attempting to identify with the experiences of others, Krznaric argues, we can become not only a more equal society, but also a happier and more creative one. Through encounters with groundbreaking actors, activists, designers, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He presents the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways - making themselves, and the world, more truly fulfilled.
Building on the latest research in brain science, emotional intelligence, and organizational theory, an award-winning communication and organizational strategist answers questions about the true definition of empathy. This groundbreaking exploration into business productivity and office management offers both real-world insights and practical ways to build transformative empathy skills organization-wide. It shows how learning about and teaching empathy in the workplace can improve productivity, innovation, and profitability. The guide also provides an innovative framework to help leaders meet the six universal needs of the organization itself while also respecting those of individual employees and customers.
Achieving employee engagement is crucial to the success and continued high performance of any organization. But with budgets tighter than ever before, economic struggles and an increasingly stressful workplace for staff, it has become an increasingly difficult task. Aimed at HR practitioners and managers, Employee Engagement offers a complete, practical resource for understanding, measuring and building engagement. Grounded in engagement theory and an understanding of psychology combined with practical tools, techniques and diagnostics, this book will help you assess and drive engagement in your organization. Case studies include British Gas, Capital One, Asda, Ministry of Justice, Mace and RSA
My child is so bright, why isn't she doing better in school? Does she want to fail? parents ask. Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D., who has brought 2000 students from failure to success and is an often called upon expert on Good Morning America and contributor to Parents Magazine and the New York Times, explains that lack of emotional maturity is often the main problem in dealing with children who suffer from low self-esteem, poor self-confidence and are labeled underachievers. Parents and educators must actively engage underachievers in a transformation to become self-motivated and happy individuals. How can underachievers by motivated? First, you must understand the relationship between emotional maturity and chronological age. Dr. Spevak warns readers about accepting a diagnosis of ADD or ADHP being made too quickly. He focuses on the four emotional developmental stages-distant, passive, dependent, and defiant-explaining and demonstrating through examples how each type needs specific interventions and actions to get unstuck and stop the backsliding that results in failure. He shows the reader how to encourage emotional growth in a child, enabling him or her to become empowered and thus achievers. Spevak skillfully blends theory, explaining the problem, with a practical, doable action plan for solving the problem. Motivational expert reveals action plan which has helped 2000 underachievers succeed. New ways to understand and empower failing children. How to guide an underachiever to personal excellence.About the Authors:Peter A. Spevak, Ph.D., Founder & Director of the Center for Applied Motivation in Washington D.C., has appeared on Good Morning America and Dateline and has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek and the LA Times. He received his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Maryann Karinch, a communications consultant in San Mateo, CA, and author of Lessons From the Edge, Boot Camp, and Telemedicine, holds an MA degree from Catholic University of America.
Being a woman is both an asset and a liability. A lot depends on what she makes of herself or becomes. She is a huge asset when she is self-dependent and possesses the awareness and choice of being interdependent.
A Transition Town group involved in preparations for peak oil and climate change; an intentional community, founded with the highest ideals; a nonprofit dedicated to social change-millions of such voluntary groups exist around the world. These collaborative organizations have the unique potential to harness their members' ideals, passions, skills, and knowledge-if they can succeed in getting along together.The Empowerment Manual is a comprehensive manual for groups seeking to organize with shared power and bottom-up leadership to foster vision, trust, accountability, and responsibility. This desperately needed toolkit provides keys to:*Understanding group dynamics*Facilitating communication and collective decision-making*Dealing effectively with difficult people.Drawing on four decades of experience, Starhawk shows how collaborative groups can generate the cooperation, efficacy, and commitment critical to success. Her extensive exploration of group process is woven together with the story of RootBound-a fictional ecovillage mired in conflict-and rounded out with a series of real-life case studies. The included exercises and facilitator toolbox show how to establish the necessary structures, ground rules, and healthy norms. The Empowerment Manual is required reading for anyone who wants to help their group avoid disagreement and disillusionment and become a wellspring of creativity and innovation.Starhawk is the author of eleven previous books including the award-winning Webs of Power. A highly influential voice for global justice and the environment, she is deeply committed to bringing the creative power of spirituality to political activism.
You Deserve Your Success! Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success. In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as "the impostor syndrome," a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of life. Based on her own experiences and those of top executives from organizations such as Eileen Fisher, Citigroup, BET, Pepsi, and Tupperware, she offers practical advice and valuable coping strategies that can help you embrace your own worth and live a life of joy, zest, and fulfillment. "The impostor syndrome is all too common among highly successful people--and until now a closely guarded secret! Joyce Roché's insights will make success at each stage of our life and career a more joyful experience for those of us--such as me--who have felt this insecurity." --Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation "Whether you are just starting your career or are nearing its pinnacle, this book will do more than help you navigate effectively; it will help you enjoy the journey." --Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President and CEO, Black Enterprise "This is a book that is so needed by women--especially younger women. [It] offers hope, guidance, and gentle mentorship to all of us who have ever confronted the fear of not measuring up." --Rosina L. Racioppi, President and CEO, Women Unlimited, Inc. "Silence and isolation are the hallmarks of the impostor syndrome. Joyce's courage in speaking out will be tremendously helpful to all those who have ever experienced these feelings by letting them know that they are not alone." --Pauline Rose Clance, PhD, psychotherapist who, with Suzanne Imes, PhD, first identified the impostor syndrome
Talks on the Stories of Chuang Tzu. OSHO revitalises the 300-year-old Taoist message of self-realization through the stories of the Chinese mystic, Chuang Tzu. He speaks about the state of egolessness, "the empty boat"; spontaneity, dreams and wholeness; living life choicelessly and meeting death with the same equanimity . Available in a beautiful new edition, this series overflows with the wisdom of one who has realized the state of egolessness himself.
"Joe and I had been forthright about children. I was pretty sure I wanted them, Joe was pretty sure he didn't. Since we each perceived in the other some room for movement, the difference didn't worry us. Then priorities shifted, needs changed...." In her late thirties, journalist Jill Smolowe's life and career at Time magazine was on track. Her husband, Joe, was still her most trusted confidante and best friend. And now that she and Joe had decided finally to have a child, Jill assumed the pregnancy that had come so easily to all the women in her family would be her own next chapter. But nature had a different script in mind. As her quest for a child swerved from the roller coaster of infertility procedures toward the baffling maze of adoption options, Jill's desperation deepened -- while Joe's resistance to children only hardened. In the fog of depression, disappointments, and dead ends, their marriage began to founder. Then, halfway around the world, in Yangzhou, China, she encountered a future she'd never imagined might be hers. Honest and intimate, An Empty Lap is as much a window on a marriage as on a high-stakes baby chase. Compelling, beautifully told and as insightful as a novel, it's filled with emotions that anyone who has yearned for a child will recognize.
The purpose of parenthood is to nurture children, so that someday they can fly solo. Yet an "empty nest" can cause confusing emotions for parents. While this juncture can bring on sadness and loneliness, it can also signal newfound freedom and fulfillment. This book is designed to help "empty nesters" recognize the gift that their children and families continue to be while helping them move forward with life, filled with renewed purpose, a sense of fun, and an open spirit.
The first comprehensive, practical guide to relationships for the physically challenged. Offers complete information on the social, romantic, and sexual requirements posed by a wide range of disabilities.
In Enchanted One, winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for best book in the category of Spirituality (http://www. bookmarketingprofits. com/PinnacleAwardsSummer2013. html) and Honorable Mention in Inspirational category at the Book Contest 2013 (http://bookcontest2013. luckycinda. com/), Sheila Applegate provides readers with a guide to embracing love in every moment. It gently reopens and reconnects readers' hearts with their minds and encourages surrender as they delve more deeply into their heart center to explore emotions. The Enchanted One supports the highest expression as readers find themselves resting in Divine Love. In this space you will remember that you are a beautiful reflection of Divine Love on earth. In her book, Applegate offers a message of love that weaves together channeled messages from the vibrations of Isis and Magdalene with her own personal experiences of embracing the full spectrum of emotions as a gateway to living in harmony with All That Is. In Enchanted One, Applegate turns to the Divine Feminine, the essence of which has always been with us, for guidance. She channels the spirit of Magdalene and Isis with an open heart and weaves together teachings from these two beautiful and loving Goddesses. Whether you are beginning your journey of exploring emotions and living in unconditional love, or you have journeyed deep within your soul and are on the verge of fully integrating Divine Love into every aspect of your life, this book will meet you where you are and gently guide you to the next level.
"Encore tells the stories of Ryder, Speedling, Chambers, and other encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next thirty years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. They are searching for a calling in the second half of life, crafting a new phase of work that offers not only continued income but the promise of more meaning - and the chance to do work that means something beyond themselves. As their numbers swell, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations - in other words, one that works better for all of us."--BOOK JACKET.