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The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights by Daniel Goleman

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Social Emotional Learning

When a global company studied its star performers, they discovered that the emotional intelligence talents that made these executives outstanding had started to emerge very early in life. For instance, a star team leader had first started practicing these skills when she was still in middle school. Her family had moved to a new city, and she figured she could meet new friends by joining a team. So she joined the field hockey team.

As it happens, she was not that good at the game, but she was terrific at showing kids new to the sport how to play. So she became an assistant coach. Right out of college she got a job as a drug rep. No one showed her how to make a cold call at a physician’s office, but once she got the hang ...

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