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Ego vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence

By Robert L. Overstreet

Abstract

Shirkani expands both avenues of thinking by exploring how EQ and ego balance each other and by explaining how emotional intelligence can be used as a tool to avoid career derailment that can result from an uncontrolled ego. according to Shirkani, the leadership disappointment and failure rate is high, with two out of five cEOs failing to succeed in their first year and a half on the job. Shirkani explains the most common reasons for ineffectiveness in leadership by examining ego and providing tools and strategies that can help leaders raise their EQ, prevent leadership breaches, and thus avoid a downward spiral of consequences

Topics: Emotional intelligence, Leadership, Management psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leadership Studies, Personality and Social Contexts
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Andrews University
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.andrews.edu:jacl-1270
Provided by: Andrews University
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