Today’s leadership nugget is courtesy of a book review I read yesterday on CNN.com (click here). The book titled “Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders” by Jeffrey Cohn immediately caught my attention. First, the book has a heavy emphasis describing good leaders and leader passion – a topic of three previous DigNuggetville posts (click here – and here and here) – plus part of the lead in to all of Mr. Mike’s leadership posts.
Finally, the book has a heavy emphasis on good leaders and Emotional Intelligence. Now I know I have not given EI is due yet on DigNuggetville but we know from my MBA classes, EI is central to my leadership discussion. While I am sure I will do something significant with EI on the blog in the near future, the following Wikipedia entry (click here) is a good starting point. Also, when you get a chance, go to Amazon and take a preview of the Daniel Goleman books on the topic.
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