Book review: Steiner, C. (1997). Achieving Emotional Literacy: A Personal Program to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence. London UK: Bloomsbury Pub

TitleBook review: Steiner, C. (1997). Achieving Emotional Literacy: A Personal Program to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence. London UK: Bloomsbury Pub
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsGumede, JThamsanga
Refereed DesignationDoes Not Apply
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume11
Start Page112
Issue2
Pagination112-113
Date Published12/2018
Type of Articlebook review
ISSN2009-1788
AbstractAfter reading Goleman’s (1997) Emotional intelligence, I experienced the need to know how one can achieve emotional intelligence. I feel it fitting to start my review of Claude’s book with a quote from Goleman, who states that, “… psychotherapy is in a sense, a remedial tutorial for what was skewed or missed completely in life. But why not do what we can do to prevent that need, by giving children the nurturing and guidance that cultivates the essential skills in the first place?” (p.228). I believe that the use of emotional intelligence understanding, if well-schooled and applied, would save humanity unnecessary costs. I reiterate the old adage that ‘prevention is better than cure.’
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