In this age of social media attacks, broken commitments, and rampant corruption, a high emotional intelligence quotient, or EQ, is more important than ever. Justin Bariso brings the concept of emotional intelligence up to date and into the real world, combining scientific research with high-profile examples and personal stories. EQ Applied teaches you how to channel your strongest feelings in a way that helps, not harms you—or others—enabling you to break down barriers and improve the quality of your relationships. You’ll learn how thoughts and habits affect emotions, and how to replace bad habits with healthier ones. You’ll see why even negative feedback is a gift, and when being empathetic can actually get you into trouble. Finally, you’ll learn how people can use your emotions to manipulate you, and how you can guard yourself against such attempts, leading to greater mental and emotional strength.
EQ Applied gives you a set of practical tools and exercises that inspire you to be more helpful, move past resentment, and develop your more authentic self. By increasing your knowledge about emotions, you’ll better understand yourself and make wiser decisions. It’s time to put your emotions to work.
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Justin Bariso is an author, speaker, consultant, and one of Inc.com's most popular columnists. His thoughts on leadership, management, and emotional intelligence have been featured by TIME, CNBC, and Forbes, among others. He has been recognized repeatedly by LinkedIn as a "Top Voice" in management and workplace culture.
Raised in a multicultural environment, Justin learned to see the world through different sets of eyes. He was fascinated by the way a single news report could inspire very different emotional reactions in others, based on factors like their age, background, and upbringing. After spending a decade in management for a major nonprofit, he moved to Europe and began his own consulting agency, where he's worked with a wide range of companies from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Today, Justin focuses on helping others harness the power of emotion for good.
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Praise for EQ Applied:
“EQ Applied is well researched, full of interesting stories, and a joy to read. It’s a great asset to companies looking to gain insights into leadership and management and improve their corporate culture as a whole.”
MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, world-renowned leadership thinker and bestselling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“What is emotional intelligence, really? In EQ Applied, Justin Bariso answers that question completely. With a fresh perspective, he shows us a different side to emotional intelligence—and then teaches readers how to grow their own, step by step. This is a must read.”
REBECCA JARVIS, Emmy Award–winning journalist and host of the No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis podcast
“A captivating read that takes much of what we’ve learned about emotional behavior and shows you how to put those lessons to work.”
HENDRIE WEISINGER, Ph.D., bestselling author of Performing Under Pressure
“With its perfect balance of solid research, simple explanation, and compelling story-telling, EQ Applied is the new go-to book for developing emotional intelligence. Whether you’re a CEO, a middle-manager, an entry-level employee, or anywhere in between, you’ll benefit greatly from reading this book.”
J.T. O’DONNELL, founder and CEO of Work It Daily
“EQ Applied is a remarkable book that is full of practical wisdom. Whether this is the first book you read on emotional intelligence or your fifth, you’ll discover new, actionable insights you can begin applying today.”
KEVIN KRUSE, founder and CEO of Leadx and author of Employee Engagement 2.0
“EQ Applied is the ultimate guide to emotional intelligence—a useful and thought-provoking guide to becoming a better leader... and a better person.”
JEFF HADEN, author of The Motivation Myth