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Primal Leadership 1 Running head: LEARNING TO LEAD WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence A Review Assignment Select one book to review from the Book List. Write a 4 - 6 page review of the book, following the guidelines provided. Include an Introduction, Summary, Critique, and Recommendation. First M. Lastname Duquesne University Instructor Name / MLLS 710-5X October 17, 2006
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Primal Leadership 2 Bibliographic Citation Goleman, D., McKee, A., & Boyatzis, R. E. (2002). Primal leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Introduction The book I chose to review for this assignment is entitled Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by authors Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee, and Richard Boyatzis (2002). In this book, Goleman et al. conclude that in order to be a successful leader, one must be able to connect to followers through emotions. I chose this book simply because I agree. I believe that in order to become an effective leader, one must be able to bond with their followers by developing an emotional sense of their well-being. In turn, this will create trust needed to produce followers who really believe in their leader to point them in the right direction. And we all know that without trust, it is impossible to become a successful leader in today’s volatile business environment. Goleman et al. provide an in-depth look at the emotional make-up and competence of effective leaders. Their book is written for people who are already operating in a leadership capacity and those who aspire to improve their leader effectiveness. Grounded in current research in the neurosciences and coupled with relevant insights from the social sciences, the book is suitable for working adults seeking to better understand the proper and effective role of emotions in the work place. Summary The authors state “the fundamental task of leaders, we argue, is to prime good feeling in those they lead. That occurs when a leader creates resonance - a reservoir of positivity that frees the best in people” (Goleman et al., 2002, p. vii). The authors point out that although
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