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Leading with emotional intelligence is a topic that has been discussed extensively in the last few years. The reality is that this skill will only become more critical as time goes on. To be a successful leader, you have to understand your own emotions and how they affect others around you. These books are great to help develop these skills.


  1. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

This is one of the best books out there on the subject. Goleman talks about how people can increase their EQ by understanding emotions, motivating themselves and recognizing others’ feelings. This book will help you realize that people skills are just as essential as technical skills. The author himself is a leading authority on emotional intelligence so this book will give readers great insights.


  1. Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Primal Leadership is another book by the same author and some of his colleagues. This book will help people understand how emotions are connected to their ability to lead. They will learn how to create an emotionally intelligent culture in their workplace, inspire cooperation and achieve high performance from their employees. If you are part of a leadership position, this book will benefit you.


  1. The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How to Develop and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of Leadership

This book is based on research done by the authors, who are both leading experts in emotional intelligence. This book features four key skills people will need to be an effective leader: recognizing emotions, managing one’s own emotions, motivating others, and handling relationships well. If you are new to the field of emotional intelligence, this is an excellent book for you.


  1. At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence

This book will help people learn how to get their employees to care about their work. They can accomplish this by understanding emotions and motivating others to achieve the same goals. This book is based on many case studies, so it will provide some real-world examples of what you can do to manage your team successfully.


  1. Leadership Skills: How to Lead People by Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

If people are starting their leadership careers, this is an excellent book. This book will teach readers how to develop their emotional intelligence to be influential leaders. They will learn a lot about interacting with their team and motivating them. This will be an excellent read if you are not familiar with emotional intelligence.



Khoa-Nathan Ngo