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the New Science of Success
|by Karl Albrecht|
with a foreword by Professor Warren Bennis, USC:
Albrecht ... invites us into his world of ideas in a beguiling way,
and subtly re-arranges our thinking about what we thought we'd already
arranged. His latest effort, this thoroughly charming and well-researched
book, Social Intelligence, breaks new ground on the terrain we
thought we understood."
According to Dr. Karl Albrecht, one of the world's leading authorities on human competence:
people have probably lost jobs, friends, mates, and marriages
In this ground-breaking book, he shows how the dimension of social intelligence perceptiveness, situational savvy, and interaction skill is key to success at work and in personal life.
The breakthrough work of Harvard's Professor Howard Gardner has legitimized the notion that human intelligence is not just a single trait (IQ) but a constellation of capabilities. A decade ago, Daniel Goleman popularized this notion with the book Emotional Intelligence. Now, Karl Albrecht takes the dimension of inter-personal intelligence and builds it into a full-fledged topic and a body of knowledge.
|Praise for Social Intelligence:|
"Every day I meet leaders with very high mental IQ's and very low social IQ's. Social Intelligence shows why it's important to have both! It's filled with wonderful stories and examples that show what social intelligence is and, more important, how to develop yours. This book is recommended reading for any leader and any coach."
Marshall Goldsmith, Executive Coach, co-editor, The Leader of the Future and Global Leadership
"In Social Intelligence Karl Albrecht engages us in a lively, insightful, and compelling exploration of the most crucial of human competencies. Full of real-life examples, a memorable framework, and practical tools and skills, Social Intelligence is a must-have guide for navigating our way through the sometimes mystifying, sometimes hilarious, and always stimulating world of person-to-person interactions. Hurry up and buy this book. You'll want to read it before your next encounter with a fellow human."
Jim Kouzes, co-author, The Leadership Challenge.
"Karl Albrecht pulls from a lifetime of experience to make his model come to life. He is a master storyteller, and pulls on his eclectic knowledge of films, politics, and even Popeye to get his points across. You will dog-ear and highlight every other page!"
Beverly L. Kaye, co-author, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: getting Good People to Stay
"Throughout my military career I often observed the close relationship between social intelligence and operational effectiveness, as well as career advancement. I wish I'd had this book to help me when I was responsible for developing and guiding the careers of so many officers and enlisted members. Karl Albrecht has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of SI and making it relevant in practical terms."
Mike Scott, RAdm, US Navy (Ret)
Foreword: by Professor Warren Bennis, USC
1. A Different Kind of "Smart"
2. "S" Stands for Situational Awareness
3. "P" Stands for Presence
4. "A" Stands for Authenticity
5. "C" Stands for Clarity
6. "E" Stands for Empathy
7. Assessing and Developing SI
8. SI in the World of Work: Some Reflections
9. SI in Charge: Thoughts on Developing Socially Intelligent Leaders
Epilogue. SI and Conflict: Thoughts About Getting Along