This Week’s Title: Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee
Recommended By: Michelle Flick – President, Smart Office
Favorite Quote: “Visionary leaders help people to see how their work fits into the big picture, lending people a clear sense not just that what they do matters, but also why.” – Daniel Goleman
Why We Love It: Alan Alpert; Founder of Smart Office, is one of those visionary leaders. His vision has lead his team and Smart Office to the fore front of the direct marketing supplier industry. That vision has allowed Alan Alpert and the Smart Office executive team to continually provide innovative and award winning communication products to help direct marketing companies to grow and succeed.
Book Summary: In the decade since the bestselling Primal Leadership was first published, managers across the globe have embraced its message and continue to attest to the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. And the book’s relevance has reached well beyond the business world: Primal Leadership is now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, other professional training programs, and by a growing legion of leadership coaches.
This refreshed edition of Primal Leadership illustrates why the book is all the more timely today as leaders face ever-increasing pressures—from globalization and the economic roller coaster to the hyper-speed of evolving information technologies and the ratcheting up of competitive forces. This whirlwind of change puts increasing importance on the abilities of a leader to be self-aware and composed, focused and high energy, empathic and motivating, collaborative and compelling: in short, resonant. A host of studies worldwide continue to underscore why—and how—emotionally intelligent leadership gets results, especially in today’s complex world. – Google Books
About the Author: Daniel Goleman is an author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences. – Wikipedia