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Anthony Mersino

The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results

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'Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers' by Anthony Mersino is a guidebook that explores how emotional intelligence can help project managers improve communication, build stronger teams, and deliver better results.

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    Emotional intelligence can advance your career as a project manager.

    Have you ever felt like your workplace was stifling your emotions? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. A lot of project managers deliberately try to create an emotion-free work environment. That, however, is a big mistake. Positive emotions (and even some negative ones!) can actually help in the workplace.

    A bit of emotional intelligence can help lead a project to success. Emotional intelligence, a term popularized by Daniel Goleman’s 1995 best seller, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, refers to our ability not only to identify emotions in ourselves and others, but to use those emotions to guide our behavior.

    For project managers, emotional intelligence should be geared toward improving work performance. Emotional intelligence is very powerful. In fact, one study of the relationship between IQ, emotional intelligence and project managers found that a manager’s emotional intelligence often correlated with a project’s success, whereas there was no correlation between success and IQ.

    And emotional intelligence isn’t only critical for managing your project – it gives you a competitive advantage as a manager, too!

    Emotional intelligence allows project managers to develop positive relationships with their team members and stakeholders, and it can give them the edge on competition, too. If you’re good at working with people, you’ll set yourself apart from other managers, and therefore get better projects and more chances to use and develop your emotional skills

    And the competition is rising! Every year, more and more people try to get their PMP (Project Management Professional) certificate. In 1995, only 4,410 people took the test; in 2011, 500,000 took it! In this increasingly competitive work environment, you need to make yourself stand out in any way you can. Emotional intelligence can do a lot in this regard.

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    What is Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers about?

    Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers (2007) builds on the writings of Daniel Goleman, who developed principles of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is crucial in many aspects of life, and in these blinks Anthony Mersino tailors Goleman’s principles specifically to the needs of project managers.

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    Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers (2013) is a valuable resource for project managers who want to enhance their emotional intelligence skills. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It provides practical techniques for leveraging emotions to improve project outcomes and enhance team collaboration.
    • Through the use of real-life examples and case studies, the book demonstrates how emotional intelligence can positively impact project success.
    • The author's insightful perspective on the connection between emotional intelligence and effective project management keeps the book engaging and far from boring.

    Best quote from Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

    The term emotional intelligence was first used by psychologists Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer in 1990

    —Anthony Mersino
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    Who should read Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers?

    • Project managers
    • Team leaders
    • People longing for more humanity in the workplace

    About the Author

    Anthony Mersino is an Agile Transformation Coach and an IT Program Manager.

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    The main message of Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers is that emotional intelligence is essential for successful project management.

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    Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers is worth reading as it provides valuable insights on how emotional intelligence can positively impact project management.

    Who is the author of Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers?

    The author of Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers is Anthony Mersino.

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