Primal Leadership

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Book Review: Primal Leadership
Introduction
This book review illuminates the brief summary of Primal Leadership, the analysis of this book, the importance for managers, as well as the most interesting parts of the book. The first part is book summary. It talks about the task, development, and improvement of primal leadership. The second part analyzes book contents from author credentials, rationale, face validity, target audience, reliability, distinctiveness, and practicality. The third part talks that the important for managers to notice not only self emotional intelligence domains but also group’s emotional intelligence competency. The last part indicates, my interesting part, to develop and sustain emotional intelligence value and culture in organization environment.
Brief Summary
This book talked about, for both the individual and entire team, abilities of emotional intelligence offered the essential competencies for resonant leadership, and how to make the individual, team, and entire organization more resonant, and effective.
This book has sorted of three parts. The first part is about power of resonant and emotional management for leadership. From the book, it has an example that when facing same situation but two managers had different results. One leader who had high emotional intelligence cheered the team up, but the other leader made the team depressive. A leader who can create positive climate makes good performances of people, because the authors thought “good moods, good work”. The study also found that more positive the moods of people in top management team, the more cooperatively and successfully the company’s business results. (Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee, 2004) Leaders who have high EI competencies can do well in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management. The successful leaders not only need to recognize their own values, dreams and control their own state of mind but also notice others feelings and



References: Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R., &McKee, A. (2004). Primal leadership: Learning to lead with emotional intelligence. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press. Robbins, P. S., &Judge, A. T. (2011). Organizational behavior. (14th ed.). Prentice Hall.

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