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!
DANIEL GOLEMAN RICHARD BOYATZIS ANNIE MCKEEPrimal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
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
Target Audience: Executives Managers Team Leaders
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
References:Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., McKee, A., (2002). Primal Leadership: Realizing the power of emotional intelligence [eBook Edition] ISBN: 978-1-591-39184-5