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Emotional Capitalists

by Martyn Newman

If Daniel Goleman is the covered-wagon pioneer in emotional intelligence, then Newman is a builder of log cabins. This book is long overdue in the field of emotional intelligence. Since Goleman made us aware of the importance of EI we've known that we need it. Emotional Capitalists tells us how to actually build it.

Newman identifies the unique emotional profile of entrepreneurs and high performers and sets the benchmarks to aim for. Each chapter then systematically describes the psychological building blocks that comprise these essential skills.

  • Independence
  • Assertiveness
  • Optimism
  • Self actualization
  • Self regard
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Empathy

The book has remarkable psychological depth but is very readable, intensely practical and full of interesting stories and research that bring the skills to life. This really is the 'how to' manual of applying emotional intelligence to leadership. The "exercises" contained within the stories are easy to practice and integrate into ones work day without artificial contrivances.

We recommend this book to anyone who is interested in improving his or her interpersonal relationships, leadership abilities and degree of hardiness.