emotional_intelligence_1bArticle:  Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life, Stewart D. Friedman, Harvard Business Review. Be a Better Leader focuses on bringing leadership abilities to bear in all of life’s domains—work, home, community, and self (mind, body, and spirit).

Book:  Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves break emotional intelligence into practical and easy-to-apply concepts including self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, and social-management.  This book also provides a code to a website where you can take a deeper dive and view associated articles, videos and other great learning tools that will help you incorporate this new learning into action.

Article:  Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, Harvard Business Review. Primal Leadership provides insight about the incontrovertible link between an executive’s emotional maturity, exemplified by such capabilities as self-awareness and empathy, and his or her financial performance.

Article:  What Makes a Leader?, Daniel Goleman, Harvard Business Review. What Makes a Leader is a classic describes the elements of emotional intelligence and points out the direct ties between EI and business results.