Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Hands-On Strategies for Building Confident and Collaborative Star Performers by Reldan Nadler, Psy.D

In this book, author Dr. Reldan Nadler takes you through 108 strategies that can help build confident and collaborative star performers. As the author himself puts it, “There really is too much in this book. If you practice on a regular  basis just 10 of these 108 strategies you would be heads above your competition and miles closer to your goals”. According to Dr. Nadler, the way to develop stars is to incorporate emotional intelligence into leadership. The author argues that companies must concentrate on finding leaders within their ranks that are willing to foster teamwork, encourage and respect those they work with, while always continuing to strive towards developing their own leadership abilities. These individuals exhibit ’emotional intelligence’, and through such a process you can create a work environment of respect, trust, and collaborative support. This sort of change can also improve worker retention because individuals are allowed to flourish and enjoy their surroundings. Through the open communication that emerges, hidden talents can emerge from within the team, and ultimately those with this high ’emotional intelligence’ will be more productive, for they will be more prepared to deal successfully with both others and themselves, motivating others to similarly responding appropriately to the everyday work environment.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.