Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Other Kind Of Smart: Simple Ways To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence For Greater Personal Effectiveness And Success By Harvey Deutschendorf

The Other Kind of Smart: Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success

The Other Kind Of Smart: Simple Ways To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence For Greater Personal Effectiveness And Success By Harvey Deutschendorf

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We have known for years that the difference between those who become successful in life and those who struggle is their degree of emotional intelligence (EI), or people skills. Now, The "Other Kind of Smart" shows readers how they can increase their emotional intelligence and overcome the barriers that are preventing them from realizing their true potential. Emotional intelligence coach Harvey Deutschendorf has shown thousands of people how to relate emotional intelligence to everyday situations. Here, he uses the proven techniques of storytelling, combined with quotes and exercises, to show readers how to apply the principles of EI on the job. Filled with real-life scenarios and solutions, this book offers tools that will bring results in as little as five minutes a day and shows how to develop stress tolerance, cultivate empathy, increase flexibility with co-workers, boost assertiveness, and resolve problems successfully. Complete with an EI quiz that will help readers measure their own level of emotional intelligence, this invaluable guide will enable everyone to improve their relationships and increase their effectiveness at work in a practical, accessible way.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #154370 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-05-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .64" h x 6.36" w x 8.96" l, .73 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 224 pages
Editorial Reviews


"… an awesome book…well written, simple, easy to understand, fast to read and just about right on in most of its suggestions and ideas." -- CEO Blog

"…helps the reader at once feel good about their strengths and also willing to work on their weaknesses." -- Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal

"…very useful guide to develop stress tolerance, cultivate empathy, increase flexibility, boost assertiveness, resolve problems successfully, and overcome self-limiting barriers to achieve one's true potential." -- CEO

Selected as on the best books of 2009 by CEO

"…well-written…how-to book to help them boost their emotional intelligence..must for anyone in management or leadership...don't think you'll find a better book on the subject." – Dan Bobinski,

"…for anyone…seeking information about how to better function in the workplace and in life…helps readers identify emotions and behaviors that may have become roadblocks to success and determine how to overcome them."—AORNJournal

"…offers a greater understanding of the need for and benefits of higher levels of emotional intelligence…as well as specific techniques to improve…" –The School Administrator

From the Back Cover

"An easy-to-read, interesting book that uses everyday stories and simple exercises to show us how to make the most of emotional intelligence in our workplaces and homes." -- Lee Iacocca

Looking for greater satisfaction in your work and personal life? Simply follow the clear, upbeat strategies for increasing your EI you will find in this book.

Emotional intelligence (EI) has been called "advanced common sense" and is proven to be a far better predictor of success than IQ. And unlike cognitive function, your emotional capacities are flexible, adaptable, and highly expandable. Filled with inspir­ing stories from companies who have tapped into the power of EI, along with profiles of people facing real-world dilemmas and easy-to-implement action plans, The Other Kind of Smart opens your eyes to crucial, yet often ignored, life lessons, including how to:

Handle conflicts in a way that brings people closer together and learn why disengage­ment is the real worry. Become in tune with the full range of your emotions and transform them from your enemies to your allies. Move beyond thinking of success in monetary terms to discover what you really want to accomplish, then actively work to achieve your goals. Build healthy personal and professional relationships, the cornerstone of happiness and fulfillment. Use your emotional intelligence to effectively navigate change and cope with stress. Cultivate optimism and other mental habits of happy people—while avoiding a limited "Pollyanna" outlook

EI is not a sideline, soft issue, but a critical factor in your personal and professional well-being. The Other Kind of Smart uncovers deep insights and simple strategies for building the life you want.

Advance Praise for The Other Kind of Smart:

"This book shows you how to be more personable and persuasive with everyone you meet. It will transform your relationships with others!"

— Brian Tracy, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Focal Point

"This book gives straight answers. I recommend it." — Marianne Williamson, author,

Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships

"Good, sound advice on how to create and maintain meaningful relationships."

— John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

"Whether at work, at home or at play, emotional intelligence skills are crucial to enhancing our lives. This easy-to-read book brings those skills home to the reader in an interesting and effective manner."

— Jim Clemmer, author, Growing the Distance and The Leader's Digest

Harvey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence coach who has worked in the field of EI for more than 10 years and is a Certified Administrator of the BarOn EQi, the first scientifically valid test for emotional intelligence approved by the American Psychological Association. He lives in Alberta, Canada.

About the Author

Harvey Deutschendorf (Alberta, Canada) is an emotional intelligence coach who has worked in the field of EI for more than 10 years, and a Certified Administrator of the BarOn EQI, the first scientifically valid test for emotional intelligence approved by the American Psychological Association.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
4Gives hope for even the average person
By Jim Estill
This is a quintessential self development book. EQ (emotional intelligence) determines success more than IQ. And the hopeful part of this is EQ can be increased through a series of techniques - most of whaich are easy to do and covered in this book.

I loved the book because:

1 - It was packed with lots of quotes which I love. Like "The first rule is you must not fool yourself and you are the easiet to fool" Richard Feynman

2 - It had a series of action steps that could be taken to help in the various areas of EQ. The areas he touched on were things like emotional control, flexibility, stress management and optimism. For example, the section on controlling stress included learn meditation, go for walks in nature, go to a funny play or movie. Obvious and simple stuff that we need to be reminded of.

3 - It covers most of the important areas of self development and gives practical suggestions for each area. This is a classic self development book and I like self development books.

4 - There is an underlying optimism in the book that we can all change. We choose to be who we are.

5 - It reinforced what I already know about setting goals.

6 - I liked the section on celebrating wins. Keep a book of accomplishments.

So it sounds like mostly a repeat of the basics and it is. But it is a good repeat.

It is well written, simple, easy to understand, fast to read and just about right on in most of its suggestions and ideas.

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
5The Other Kind of Smart
By Susan Little
Do you need or want improvement in all aspect of your life, professional, business and personal? Then this book is a "Must Read" book. There are so many things to like about this book. It brings the theoretical concepts of Emotional Intelligence (EI)to life and makes them very real. What I found most valuable about this book is that it goes beyond just theory. It shows how EI is applied in the real world by the interesting stories of everyday people in their professional and personal lives. There are many inspiring great quotes throughout the book that strengthen the message. I found the simple every day exercises at the end of each chapter have helped me to be more effective in my business and personal relationships. If you would like to evaluate your own EI, there is a fun and easy to do test at the end of the book. I highly recommend this book for all my clients to use for themselves and their staff.

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
5Lauron Sonnier, Author, Think Like a Marketer
By Lauron Sonnier
Well written, interesting, attention-holding, and highly beneficial. This book delivers content that every person, every family, and certainly every business owner or manager needs to know. I am grateful for the tremendous insight and perspective it has given me to improve and advance myself, my relationships, and my clients.

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