“Emotional intelligence matched with strong leadership skills is extremely powerful.” Yes indeed, as is this book! Dr. Hankel addresses the challenge of emotions in a rational world. And, understanding our emotions allows us to regulate, which elevates self-awareness. I enjoyed the stories with statistics to back them up, which meant a very fast read. I didn’t agree with everything he says and I appreciated a new way of looking at my beliefs. One of the more intriguing elements is this:

“Complaining empowers your problems. The more you complain about your problems the more problems you have. Complaining puts attention on your problems and also negatively affects brain health. Complaining is a side effect of uncertainty. Are you the master of your problems or the victim of them?”

Overall, this is a good book if you are looking for quick stories to demonstrate how to grow and develop your emotional intelligence. And, who doesn’t want more of that?

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