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The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Success

by Steven J. Stein, Ph.D. & Howard E. Book, M.D.

With real-life anecdotes of EI factors interacting at work, home, and in social situations, this book defines EI, demonstrates new evidence on its importance, provides useful steps to improve it, and enables readers to begin the process of change at their own pace. Steven J. Stein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the founder and president of Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS), a leading psychological test publishing company. He is a past president of the Ontario Psychological Association and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. An organizational consultant and psychiatrist, Howard E. Book, M.D., is a founding member of Associates in Workplace Consultation; a former board member of the International Society of Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations; a member of the Family Firm Institute; and an associate professor in the departments of psychiatry and health administration at the University of Toronto.

 

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success

 
With all the ups and downs of the economy and the various dramas in the business world in recent years, good leadership is more crucial than ever before. But the old methods don’t seem to produce the desired results any longer.
 
Author Deb Siverson knows this from firsthand experience. She worked for twenty years under the old productivity-based coaching model before she was introduced to a more relational approach. But rather than exchange one for the other, she realized that both models had something to offer. So she blended their effective aspects and created her own coaching model: the Cycle of Transformation.
 
Now, leaders can learn how to become “leader coaches” who empower their employees to fully engage with the company, resulting in a mutually beneficial connection that improves job satisfaction—which leads to increased productivity and profits. Approaching their role relationally, leader coaches play an important role in transforming their employees’ lives at work. And this is no small accomplishment.
 
Often enlightening and always practical, The Cycle of Transformation informs readers how to develop trust, why it’s important to spark insight before pushing for action, and so much more.
Don’t you think it’s time you refresh your leadership approach?
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