Daniel Goleman makes the case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest indicator of human success.
There was a time when IQ was considered the leading determinant of success.
In this fascinating book, based on brain and behavioral research, Goleman argues that this manner of measuring intelligence is far too narrow.
He defines emotional intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy, and the ability to love and be loved by friends, partners, and family members.
People who possess high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and lasting, meaningful relationships.
Because emotional intelligence isn't fixed at birth, Goleman outlines how adults as well as parents of young children can sow the seeds.