The authors of this clearly written book draw on deep research and numerous studies of psychology and neurology to show that great leadership is primarily and essentially a matter of emotional intelligence. Notwithstanding the extensive support and the documentation from academic literature, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee have written an intelligent, lucid, easily accessible presentation. They contend that, with practice, you can develop the critical leadership competencies of self-awareness, self-management and social/relationship skills. Although the authors may understate the difficulty of developing these abilities, we find their arguments reasonable, persuasive and useful.
I was facinated after a one day Seminar on Emotional Intelligence. It opened up new perspectives on the way I do things and how I see the world. Now with Primal Leadership I am able to look at the leaders and managers in the companies I work for and see them in a different way. I am just reading and reading and reading this book. Abolutely facinating. I'll be reading it again right after I've finished. Great stuff.