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.
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 - and how doing so leads to a richer, more fulfilling life.