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Goleman, Daniel, Boyatzis, Richard & McKee, Annie. Primal leadership; realizing the power of emotional intelligence.

GOLEMAN, Daniel, BOYATZIS, Richard & McKEE, Annie. Primal leadership; realizing the power of emotional intelligence. Read by Arthur Morey. 7 cds. 9 hrs. Audio Renaissance. 2002. 1-59397-929-0. $29.95. Cardboard; content, author notes. JSA

This follow-up to Goleman's best-seller Emotional Intelligence has solid, meaty, real-world examples. The focus is leadership, primarily in organizations and corporations, both profit and nonprofit. Using sound and well-articulated research, the authors argue that an organization is deeply affected by the emotional intelligence of its leaders. They identify leadership styles--from visionary to pacesetter to coach. Each style has strengths and weaknesses and each must be fine-tuned to meet the situation. The importance of executive and employee training is emphasized.

The "primal" leadership mentioned in the title refers to the necessity of ingraining in the more primal areas of the brain new skills and competencies. Strategies are given for organizations to make the most of the huge investment made in employee training through effective follow-up and practical information. For anyone who has sat through a terrible work-related training session, for anyone who leads others in any capacity, this is an excellent resource.

Narrator Morey is steady and precise. The information presented is accessible, even for the junior high student who dreams of running for class president. Nancy Crowder Chaplin, Libn., MCCW, Goochland, VA

J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.

S--Recommended for senior high school students.

A--Recommended for advanced students and adults. This code will help librarians and teachers working in high schools where there are honors and advanced placement students. This also will extend KLIATT's usefulness in public libraries.
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Author:Chaplin, Nancy Crowder
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Date:Sep 1, 2006
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