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Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Discover how to Increase your EQ

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves is a practical guide to improving one's emotional intelligence through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

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    This is emotional intelligence: know yourself; behave yourself; know others; build bonds.

    Some people are uncommonly good at reading body language, able to judge at a glance what someone is thinking – and respond accordingly. They can calm a coworker who’s angry, or reassure a friend who’s anxious.

    Why are certain people so good at this? The answer has to do with emotional intelligence, or EQ.

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and understand your own feelings and the feelings of others, and influence those feelings to your advantage. A person who's good at “reading” people has high emotional intelligence.

    EQ combines four different elements.

    The first is self-awareness, or the ability to understand your own feelings and behaviors.

    The second is self-management. Self-management is about keeping yourself in situations in which you know you'll be able to behave correctly.

    The third is social awareness. Once you know how to manage your behavior and understand your feelings, you'll know how to read the emotions of others. You'll understand what makes people feel angry, sad or excited, and you'll be able to better read body language.

    The fourth and final element is relationship management. Understanding your own behavior and the behavior of others around you enables you to build stronger relationships with the important people in your life.

    For example, if you know that one of your coworkers gets upset when he's criticized, you'll know how to give feedback to which he'll be able to respond more effectively.

    Let’s look closer at the four elements of emotional intelligence. Read on!

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    What is Emotional Intelligence 2.0 about?

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (2009) gives you expert insight into which skills you need to read others and build better relationships. It breaks down the four aspects of emotional intelligence, or EQ, and gives advice on what you can do to improve your own skills.

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Review

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (2009) is a valuable resource that provides insights and strategies for developing emotional intelligence. Here's what makes this book worth reading:

    • With its practical exercises and techniques, it empowers readers to enhance their emotional intelligence and improve their relationships and success.
    • By combining scientific research and real-life examples, the book offers a solid understanding of emotional intelligence and how it impacts various aspects of life.
    • Its user-friendly format and interactive elements like the Emotional Intelligence App make the book engaging, ensuring that learning about emotions isn't boring but rather informative and enjoyable.

    Best quote from Emotional Intelligence 2.0

    The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds $1,300 to an annual salary.

    —Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
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    Who should read Emotional Intelligence 2.0?

    • Psychologists or family counsellors
    • People who struggle with personal relationships
    • Managers or business owners looking to improve their team-building skills

    About the Author

    Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves have written several award-winning books, such as The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book and Leadership 2.0. They're also the founders of TalentSmart, an international consultancy for emotional intelligence training in business.

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    What is the main message of Emotional Intelligence 2.0?

    The main message of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is to harness emotional intelligence for personal and professional success.

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    Is Emotional Intelligence 2.0 a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is worth reading as it provides practical insights and strategies to improve emotional intelligence for better relationships and well-being.

    Who is the author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0?

    The authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 are Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves.

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