Book review: Goleman, D. (1996). Emotional intelligence. Why it can matter more than IQ. London UK: Bloomsbury Pub

TitleBook review: Goleman, D. (1996). Emotional intelligence. Why it can matter more than IQ. London UK: Bloomsbury Pub
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsGumede, JThamsanqa
Refereed DesignationDoes Not Apply
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume11
Start Page110
Issue2
Pagination110-111
Date Published12/2018
Type of Articlebook review
ISSN2009-1788
AbstractDaniel Goleman (1996) says that the message of his eyeopening book is one we must take to heart. He offers a vital new curriculum for life that may change the future for us and for our children. After reading the book I felt some relief as it gave me an answer to my doctoral research questions: Why do I do things the way I do? And what has enabled me to meet, face and resolve the challenges that I have come across in life? I realized that my doctoral thesis partly answered these questions, as I highlighted my upbringing, my beliefs and values and the results of my success. Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence opened another window of understanding, in saying or asking me, ‘What about the contribution of my emotional intelligence?’
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