’This book is well placed for all health and social care professionals who want to better understand themselves and others.’
Title: Emotional Intelligence pocketbook. Little exercise for an intuitive life
Author: Gill Hasson
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd,
Reviewer: Helen Reeves, Operational Lead for Walsall and inpatient Services, St Giles Hospice
What was it like?
The Emotional Intelligence pocketbook is a handy pocketbook sized guide that aim is for the reader to better understand themselves and others. Due to its compact size the book can be easily used every day. It provides practical tips and exercises for the reader to trial to build their emotional intelligence and take control of personal interactions with more confidence.
What were the highlights?
The compact nature of this book enables the reader to carry it around and use it as required. The chapters are short and snappy and divided into four chapters; understanding emotions, managing emotions, developing your emotional intelligence and developing your social intelligence. It is logically set out beginning with how to understand emotions and how to own our emotions. The final chapter developing your social intelligence is highly relevant to managers as it details how to difficult situations and group dynamics.
Strengths and weaknesses:
This pocketbook is easy to read and well laid out. I particularly liked the chapter on managing emotions. As a manager and leader this is often the one area where I struggle to manage my emotions. The subsection on managing criticism is valuable as it encourages you to listen to the words people are using when providing feedback. Another strength is its relevance to both professional and personal life meaning this book is truly adaptable depending on the setting and context.
This book is well placed for all health and social care professionals who want to better understand themselves and others. As this is not directly written for nurses this book could be used by anyone wanting to learn more about emotional intelligence and how to apply in everyday life.
emotional intelligence pocketbook
It could be of help for students who need to focus their mind on their career development, their management placements; or even for anyone that wants to feel more confident in their work and interaction with patients/clients or colleagues. The readership is never ending and is a book I would certainly recommend.