Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Version: Abridged
Author: Daniel P. Goleman , Annie McKee , Richard Boyatzis
Narrator: Daniel Goleman
Genres: Business
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: March 2002
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

Daniel Goleman's international bestseller "Emotional Intelligence" changed our concept of "being smart," proving that emotional intelligence--how we handle ourselves and our relationships--matters more than IQ or technical skill in educational success. His next bestseller, "Working with Emotional Intelligence," proved that career success also depends primarily on emotional intelligence.
Now, Goleman teams with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, experts on emotional intelligence research, to explore the consequences of emotional intelligence for leaders and organizations. The authors argue that a leader's emotions are contagious, and must resonate energy and enthusiasm if an organization is to thrive.
Through analyses and examples, the authors show that resonant leaders excel not just through industry savvy but by leveraging emotional intelligence competencies like empathy and self-awareness. They also adopt varying leadership styles--from visionary to coaching to commanding--as the situation demands.
Identifying the ways in which resonant leadership can be learned, the authors show how leaders can groom personal and organizational emotional intelligence to ignite outstanding performance. This audiobook transforms the art of leadership into the science of results.

Reviews (2)

Reads like a research paper with not much application

Written by Anonymous from Sunnyvale, CA on July 9th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This book was a tough listen because the author provides a lot of detail in a brief manner without many examples or hands on application. As a result its easy to get lost in the details and lose the big picture along with how to apply the concepts. This book may be worth reading, but it is not worth listening.

Really Enjoyed it!

Written by Nate Alexander on November 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book, though highly technical is very interesting. Looking at where things originate from in the brain was especially intriguing. A must for anyone looking to move to management or as a business owner, you'll take so much from the various leadership styles he describes...and probably discover a few of the ones you dominantly use. recommended

Author Details

Author Details

Goleman, Daniel

Daniel Goleman consults internationally and lectures frequently to business audiences, professional groups and on college campuses. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman previously was a visiting faculty member at Harvard.

Dr. Goleman's 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than 5 million copies in print worldwide. It has been a best seller throughout the world and was translated into over 30 languages in more than 50 countries.

His 1998 book, Working With Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books), argues that workplace competencies based on emotional intelligence play a far greater role in star performance than do intellect or technical skill, and that both individuals and companies will benefit from cultivating these capabilities. It became an immediate New York Times bestseller.

Dr. Goleman's Nov./Dec. 1998 article in the Harvard Business Review, ?What Makes A Leader?? received the highest reader ratings ever, becoming the best-selling reprint in the history of the HBR. His follow-up article in the March/April 2000 issue of the HBR, ?Leadership That Gets Results,? became another best-selling reprint.

His latest book, the March 2002 release Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, unveils new scientific evidence demonstrating that a leader?s emotional intelligence has an enormous impact on the performance of groups being led and on an organization?s bottom line. Primal Leadership, co-written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, was preceded by a related article by the three co-authors in the December 2001 issue of HBR entitled ?Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance.?

Dr. Goleman co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois, Chicago), with the mission to help schools introduce emotional literacy courses. One mark of the Collaborative?s impact is that thousands of schools around the world have begun to implement such programs.

Dr. Goleman is co-chairman of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based in the School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, which seeks to identify best practices for developing emotional competence.

He has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Born in Stockton, California, Dr. Goleman attended Amherst College, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and graduated magna cum laude. His graduate education was completed at Harvard, where he was a Ford Fellow, and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and personality development. Dr. Goleman now lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with his wife Tara Bennett-Goleman, a psychotherapist. He has two grown sons, two grand-daughters and two nieces.

Goleman, Daniel P.

Daniel Goleman, PH.D. is also the author of the worldwide bestseller Working with Emotional Intelligence and is co-author of "Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence," written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee.
Dr. Goleman received his Ph.D. from Harvard and reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for twelve years, where he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science H

McKee, Annie

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Annie McKee, PhD, is Co-chair of the Teleos Leadership Institute and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Richard Boyatzis is Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at CaseWestern ReserveUniversity. Fran Johnston, PhD, is Co-chair, with Annie McKee, of the Teleos Leadership Institute. She also serves on the faculty of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Boyatzis, Richard

Richard Boyatzis is Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.