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  • Goleman is a psychologist and has won multiple awards for his writings in the New York Times
  • Anyone who would like to increase understanding of leading people
  • Resonance= used to describe the feeling when two or more people are on the same emotional wavelength (“in sync” or “connected”)
  • Biggest “win” with staff is to be able to connect with them. Any tips that help with this aspect of leadership is a plus!
  • Primal leadership

    1. 1. DANIEL GOLEMAN RICHARD BOYATZIS ANNIE MCKEEPrimal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
    2. 2. Author(s)’ qualifications: Daniel Goleman  World renown Speaker on leadership  Author of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership Richard Boyatzis  Professor Weather-head School of Management  15 years of background research on emotional leadership Annie McKee  Faculty at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education  Consultant to business leaders worldwide to transform to emotionally intelligent leaders
    3. 3. Target Audience: Executives Managers Team Leaders
    4. 4. Purpose of book: To illustrate the emotional impact caused by what a leader says or does:  Main job of leadership is emotional  Negative emotions can disrupt work  When people feel good, they work at their best, especially in teams.  The leader’s emotional state and actions affect the people that they lead and how well these people perform.  Importance of creating “resonance” with followers
    5. 5. Did Authors Achieve Objectives?: Looking at leadership in a new way:Emotional Intelligence:  Personal Competence : (Managing Ourselves)  Self Awareness: understanding own emotions & impact of those emotions  Self Management: Keeping emotions under control by being flexible & optimistic  Social Competence: (Managing relationships)  Social Awareness: Sensing and understanding others’ emotions  Relationship Management: Motivation with vision, developing others, teambuilding
    6. 6. Competencies: Four competencies of Emotional Intelligence: 1. Drive to achieve results 2. The ability to take initiative 3. Skillful in collaboration and teamwork 4. Ability to lead teams
    7. 7. Strengths of the book: Authors clear in describing how important emotional intelligence is as part of leading people.  Most at management level do not understand this Studies and research performed regarding physiologic principles-brain activity/limbic system as proof of usefulness of E.I. Strongest lesson is that anyone can be a good leader  Must have the desire
    8. 8. Shortcomings of the book: Emotional Intelligence is very important as part of being a leader, but:  a leader of today must possess many qualities and traits that include being a good communicator, visionary, flexible and influential. Too in depth, very long book that could have been made much shorter and more simplistic.
    9. 9. Recommend the book? For whom and what circumstances: I would recommend Primal Leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence to all Leaders, inside and outside of Healthcare Emotional Intelligence is a crucial aspect of anyone wanting to become a successful leader in today’s society.
    10. 10. References:Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., McKee, A., (2002). Primal Leadership: Realizing the power of emotional intelligence [eBook Edition] ISBN: 978-1-591-39184-5