Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what emotional intelligence 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 emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.

For the first time ever in a book, Drs. Bradberry and Greaves unveil TalentSmart’s revolutionary program to help people identify their EQ skills, build these skills into strengths, and enjoy consistent performance in the pursuit of important life objectives. This audiobook contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs.

The new, enhanced online edition of the world’s bestselling emotional intelligence test, the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®, will show you where your EQ stands today and what you can do to begin maximizing it immediately.

The audiobook’s smooth narrative style turns rigorous research into memorable stories and practical strategies that anyone can use to his or her advantage.

With 90% of top performers high in EQ, and EQ twice as important as IQ in getting where you want to go in life, who can afford to ignore it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441842237
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 20 min.
Pages: 4
Sales rank: 131,088
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are award-winning authors and the cofounders of TalentSmart®, a global think tank and consultancy that serves more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies and is the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. Their bestselling Emotional Intelligence Quick Book has been translated into 23 languages, and is sold in more than 150 countries.

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 126 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the authors' first emotional intelligence book, and I think that 2.0 is a huge improvement. Here's a chapter by chapter look at why: FOREWORD BY PATRICK LENCIONI Lencioni is one of those gurus that has sold millions of books, none about emotional intelligence (EQ). As Lencioni proclaims in the foreword, he's no EQ expert, but he sees everyday how critical a skill it is to have and he's so enthusiastic about this book because it's the first he's read that actually shows you how to increase your EQ and apply it in your life. THE JOURNEY This chapter opens with a riveting story of a surfer who is attacked by a great white shark in California. I won't spoil it by telling you how, but the story is a great illustration of the power of emotion and how important it is to understand and manage our emotions. This chapter also illustrates how our brains are wired to react to events emotionally before our reason kicks in, and it lays the groundwork for the process by which the rest of the book will teach you to increase your EQ. THE BIG PICTURE This chapter teaches what EQ is and what it isn't. For example, a lot of people mistakenly think that EQ is a part of your personality. To the contrary EQ is separate from your personality, just as it is separate from your intellect, or IQ. It begins to build your understanding of emotions by showing what the five core emotions look like in varying degrees of intensity. Next the authors fun and engaging approach explains studies that illustrate how important EQ is in daily living. They show how your EQ impacts things like your tolerance for change, how you manage stress, even how much money you make! -DIGGING IN: MY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ACTION PLAN- If you haven't already, by this point in the book you need to open the orange envelope inside the back cover and retrieve the unique passcode that lets you go online to take the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal test. I'd actually heard of this test (it's the most widely used EQ test out there), so I thought it was pretty cool that they let you take it for free with the book. In addition to revealing your EQ scores, your test results guide you through the areas you need to work on improving the most. This chapter helps you to develop your plan of attack, including the action plan where you actually record what it is your going to do and by when. -SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES- (ACTUALLY THERE IS A CHAPTER OF STRATEGIES FOR EACH SKILL, BUT I'LL JUST DESCRIBE THIS ONE) This section of the book has 66 strategies to increase your EQ. Each strategy is well-detailed (most 2-3 pages) and something that you can begin doing immediately. Your test results tell you which EQ skill you need to work on the most (for me it was Self-management), as well as which of the chapter's strategies will increase your ability in that skill the most. I thought this part was pretty cool. Basically, the test analyzed my score profile and picked the three strategies that would improve my biggest weaknesses in self-management. One of the strategies it suggested, Breathe Right, hit the nail on the head. I'm not one of these people that needs to take a deep breath to calm down and stop being angry, which is good because that's NOT what the strategy is teaching. Actually, it illustrates how some of us, when left to our own devices, breathe too shallow, which deprives some of the higher (rational) areas of the brain of the oxygen needed to keep us completely calm and focused. So now, whenever I need to clear my head, think on my feet at work, make a tough decision, figure out what I should get my wife for her birthday, etc. I use this breathing strategy, and I'm continually amazed by how quickly it makes me calm and focused. Anyway, that's just one self-management strategy, but I thought it'd be useful for you to see what one is like in detail. -EPILOGUE--JUST THE FACTS: A LOOK AT THE LATEST DISCOVERIES IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE- This epilogue is quite interesting. The authors' company is a think tank that has tested more than half a million people worldwide, and they share some of the more interesting conclusions from their data that didn't show up earlier in the book. For example, women outscore men in overall EQ, but the sexes have an equal ability in self-awareness (men fall short because they do less with the emotional information they take in). Anyhow, there are studies of EQ differences across various generations (Boomers vs. Millenials is really interesting), in different job titles (CEO's have the lowest EQ in the workforce!), and even US vs. China (our new, big economic competitor). -DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR READING GROUPS- This last appendix has some great questions for discussion. I'm not in a book club, but my wife read the book and we talked about some of these questions and it led to some really interesting discussions. 
Oscar_Aguilar More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as prework for a leadership retreat at my company. They make us read a lot of books this way, and I usually skim them or don't read them at all because I can't get into them. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 broke the mold. I read it cover to cover twice before the retreat, and I was soaking up good info like a sponge both times. The book makes a strong case for why emotional intelligence is important on the job, and uses data from inside real organizations to show how EQ impacts job performance and company performance. The beauty of the strategies (there are a TON of them) in the book is they are the kind of things you can weave into your daily routine without thinking too hard about it. I review the strategies section each morning before I head to work, and find myself applying what I read all day long. The book also includes access to an online test which is incredible. I admit that some of the stuff my results revealed weren't super easy to fess up to, but I think that's the point. The results made me feel like I was watching myself on a movie screen or something where I could see so clearly how I come across to other people. Anyway, it's a nice addition to the book, and I wish more books were like it.
gmullhfmc More than 1 year ago
I am VP of Sales and have been for many years. We need to stay sharp on our own emotions in the selling process - this will help you do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that shows you how to increase your emotional intelligence. It includes an online test which pinpoints the strategies from the book that will increase your EQ the most. I've never seen a book quite like this, and have been getting so much out of applying the wisdom it contains.
Claire_Moores More than 1 year ago
Finally, an eq book with practical how-tos and a test that tells me what exactly I should improve! This is the fourth book I've read about this topic--and it is the only one that tells me exactly what to do after telling me why it's important for me to improve these skills. Yes, I get it. It's important. It's brain science. It's self-improvement. But what other books lack is the ability to show me how to increase my emotional awareness and build relationships with people around me. Isn't this the whole point? So thank you Brodberry and Greaves!
Addison_Young More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine suggested this book to me as he really enjoyed it and wanted to see how I scored on the test. I also liked it, and several of the emotional intelligence strategies really hit home. I'm putting them to good use and proud to say that I outscored my friend on the test!
Bobby_Hay More than 1 year ago
This is a very practical book that showed me exactly what I need to do to develop my EI skills. Recommending!
JulieR23 More than 1 year ago
My employer used this book in a training on customer service, and I must say it was one of the best course I've taken since we started working here. I didn't know what this concept was about. The words "emotional intelligence" didn't make sense to me at first, but after the training and reading this book, it makes perfect sense now! The book has a test you can take for free to see what you emotional intelligence level is. This is a great tool to have together with the book. It very relevant for my job. I recommend this book.
AColess More than 1 year ago
I didn't think a book recommended by my mom would be worth the read, but I'm glad I read this one. The language is easy to understand and the book is full of tips I can use to be more emotionally smart. I recommend.
SarahCSC More than 1 year ago
A small book with a big package. EQ development made simple. Development strategies, test, retest, e-learning, goal tracking, etc. ALL IN THIS SMALL BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a chance to listen to the author Travis Bradberry speak at a conference. What an eye-opener! I didn't get a chance to buy his book at the conference since there was a long line at the signing. I was reminded by BN to rate this book, and I can't recommend it enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The eq test is worth the purchase alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read all year.
Lysssa More than 1 year ago
Great book. The only information I needed is all in this book. That's all I need to know about emotional intelligence.
Sebastian_Booker More than 1 year ago
A great book that is easy to digest and helpful. The clear how-to strategies to improve my EQ is exactly what I needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and enjoyable read that helped me immensely at work and at home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really useful book and the test is a huge bonus. A must read.
Aimeepooh More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
Bob_Hayden_BN More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book. A must for anyone who wishes to improve him or herself.
Jimz007 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book!
doobster More than 1 year ago
Don't buy the eBook edition - they don't provide the access code for the online test - making this worthless.
Ray Black More than 1 year ago
If you purchase the hardcover version it includes an access code to take the online EQ test for free. This electronic version of the book does not. The online test is pretty expensive ($40), so I'd recommend buying physical copy of the book instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the nook version. Cannot find  the passcode to take the survey. Useless!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More practical than scientific. This book comes with a code to take an online test, after which you’re emailed your results along with suggestions of exactly which pages you should read to improve your score. I appreciate how practical that is, making it quick and easy to pinpoint your own personal takeaways. And many of the suggestions are perfectly helpful, particularly for those of us who work in corporate environments where controlling your emotions can keep you out of trouble. Beware, however, that the science is inaccurate and woefully out of date, as is true for the Emotional Intelligence construct in general. The construct is based on the idea that our brains are divided between our irrational emotions in one area, and our rational thoughts in another brain area. This is wildly incorrect. In fact, many of our emotions turn out to be more rational than our thoughts. And in terms of brain structure, our cognitive and emotive abilities are deeply intertwined. For legitimate up-to-date science, a broader set of personal-growth tools and a better read, check out the book Self-Intelligence. It complements, rather than replaces, Emotional Intelligence—so I’d advise to get both books. This one is good for practical tips to survive a corporate job; Self-Intelligence is great for overall personal growth and the latest brain science.
Anonymous 5 months ago