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Developing Emotional Intelligence

November 4, 2016

I had the privilege to attend the 2016 Global Leadership Summit and hearing from a number of impact-full speakers, but none impacted me more than Travis Bradberry. In his presentation he shared concepts from his book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves,Talent Smart,2009. The book provides value in three main areas. First it explains the step by step overview of why emotional intelligence is critical and how it is the #1 predictor of success and excellence in life. Secondly, 66 specific strategies are arranged under the headings of self-awareness, self-management,social-awareness, and relationship-management. Lastly a purchase of the book includes a code for a new enhanced online version of a personalized emotional intelligence inventory. I found the book easy to read filled with interesting stories, good statistics  and clear suggestions. The best recommendation I can give for the book is that it provided information and suggestions that I put in place that have greatly influenced my personal life in the area of caffeine use and timing and how it impacts sleep patterns. The research and scientific material presented made such sense that I changed this area of my life in August and my sleep patterns have not been better in decades. At this stage of life any book that promotes a positive life change is a great book. I would recommend this book as an excellent mentoring tool to work through slowly and with another person for discussion and accountability.

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