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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

A Leadership Imperative

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is widely accepted today, as the ‘sine qua non’ of effective leadership. During these turbulent times, the dynamic environment in which we operate has tested our ability to cut costs, increase sales, drive business forward whilst sustaining key relationships with all stakeholders. While IQ, technical skills and knowledge are still important, they are no longer enough. Never before has EQ been such a key success factor for achieving success in our personal and business lives. This book demystifies ‘emotional intelligence’ and explains how a deep understanding one’s own and others emotions contributes to enhanced self-awareness and the ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships.  In this book, the authors outline the 10 key EQ competencies for outstanding leadership success and provide highly practical tips and techniques in a structured, easy-to-follow manner. Read it today, practise the skills and start your EQ journey to success!

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Authors

Deirdre Murray

As Director of People Resources, Deirdre Murray works both nationally and internationally...

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Daire Coffey

Daire is Managing Director at Perspectives which works with Irish and International clients...

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Book Reviews

This is a hugely insightful and engaging book. Nietzsche once wrote that a great artist needs a heart on
fire and a head of ice… so do entrepreneurs! This book not only explains why this is the case, but
more importantly, it gives us the tools to know to achieve both.

Reviewed by Joan Bree, Founder/ Director, Cushnshade International (Female Entrepreneur of the Year, 2007, DCEB)

I wholeheartedly recommend this book. Read it today, commit to the ideas and practise the skills. Daire and
Deirdre have given us an important ‘backstage pass’ for taking personal and professional performance to
new levels of achievement.

Reviewed by Martyn Newman, PhD, MD RocheMartin, author Emotional Capitalists: The New Leaders

Emotional intelligence is widely accepted as the ‘sine qua non’ of effective leadership. This book delivers an essential ‘how-to’ guide on the subject with the practical steps and action planning tools you need to develop your own EQ competencies in a structured, easy-to-follow manner.

Reviewed by Dr Simon Boucher, Head of Graduate Studies, Irish Management Institute

This book demystifies ‘emotional intelligence’ and explains how understanding one’s own and others
emotions contributes to self-awareness and the ability to build and maintain quality interpersonal relationships; both of which are critical to sustainable leadership success.

Reviewed by Dr. Phillip Matthews, President, National College of Ireland

This book is a practical, easy to read guide to the subject with examples of how you can improve not only your own EQ but enhance the performance of your whole team.

Reviewed by Aidan Connolly, Vice President, Alltech

Emotional Intelligence is an essential skill that every manager needs to develop and enshrine in their management style to empower people for today’s work and business environment. Now we have a small practical book that packs a big punch - a ‘must’ for all current and aspiring entrepreneurs in today’s business world!

Reviewed by Greg Swift, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin City Enterprise Board

At Deloitte, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) development is an integral part of our talent and leadership development programmes. This book presents an often ‘woolly topic’ in a clear, logical and interesting way. Its real strength is the practical focus with many examples and tips which bring the concept to life. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Mary Collins, Head of Talent Development, Deloitte

Over the past two years the dynamic environment we operate in has tested our ability to cut costs, increase sales, drive business forward whilst sustaining key relationships with stakeholders. Never before has EQ been an integral part of our personal and business lives. The beauty of this book is that it offers practical advice and skills necessary to develop one’s EQ, which ultimately leads to coping positively with the challenging world we life in.

Reviewed by Caroline Casey, CEO Kanchi and International Social Entrepreneur

The concept and effective use of Emotional Intelligence is integral to successful leadership. This book allows you to understand the meaning of the term and to effectively equip yourself with the tools to enhance your performance.

Reviewed by Alistair Tosh, Leadership Specialist, IMI

This book is an essential guide for all coaches.  It comprehensively brings the reader on a whistle stop tour of the considerable area of emotional intelligence, seamlessly weaving all aspects of the topic into a comprehensive, logical and clear framework.  It offers valuable insights and engages the reader with its mix of practical strategies, psychological insights and easy-to-follow tools to develop awareness and create outstanding performance.  I can’t recommend it highly enough - once discovered, it will never be out of arm’s reach.

Marie Lord, MD, Lord Consulting

Reviewed by Marie Lord

I enjoyed this book very much. It is a topic close to my heart and what I particularly liked about this book is how the authors brought emotional intelligence to life with great every day examples. This is a book that shows the how as well as the why and that is why it is well worth a read.

Reviewed by Orla Graham

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