Is IQ destiny? Not nearly as much as we think.
Daniel Goleman's fascinating and persuasive book argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow and that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged.
Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioural research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors add up to a different way of succeeding in life - one he terms 'emotional intelligence'. Emotional intelligence includes self-awareness and impulse control, persistence zeal and self-motivation, empathy and social deftness. These are the qualities that mark people who excel: whose intimate relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. These are also the hallmarks of character and self-discipline, of altruism and compassion.