Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success

John Wiley & Sons, 2006 - 289 pages
The breakthrough work of Harvard's Howard Gardner has legitimized the notion that human intelligence is not just a single trait (IQ) but a constellation of capabilities. More recently, Daniel Goleman popularized this notion with the best-selling Emotional Intelligence. Now, in this groundbreaking book, business thinker and futurist Karl Albrecht shows how the dimension of social intelligence—perceptiveness, situational savvy, and interaction skill—is key to success at work and in life.

Karl Albrecht defines social intelligence (SI) as the ability to get along well with others while winning their cooperation. SI is a combination of sensitivity to the needs and interests of others, sometimes called your "social radar," an attitude of generosity and consideration, and a set of practical skills for interacting successfully with people in any setting. Social Intelligence provides a highly accessible and comprehensive model for describing, assessing, and developing social intelligence at a personal level. This book is filled with intriguing concepts, enlightening examples, stories, cases, situational strategies, and a self-assessment tool all designed to help you learn to navigate social situations more successfully.

Karl Albrecht takes you on a guided tour of the five dimensions of social intelligence ("S.P.A.C.E."): 1) Situational Awareness: The ability to read situations and to interpret the behaviors of people in those situations. 2) Presence: Often called "bearing," it's a whole range of verbal and nonverbal behaviors that define you in the minds of others. 3) Authenticity: The behaviors that cause others to judge you as honest, open, and "real." 4) Clarity: The ability to explain your ideas and articulate your views. 5) Empathy: The ability to "connect" with others. Karl Albrecht defines, explores, and interrelates all of these key dimensions and shows how to use his S.P.A.C.E. formula as an effective diagnostic and development model.


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While there are some irritations with Albrecht’s book – he quotes himself rather too often and his self-designed psychometric is too simplistic - it is nevertheless a valuable read largely because of ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

A Different Kind of Smart
S Stands for Situational Awareness
P Stands for Presence
A Stands for Authenticity
E Stands for Empathy
Assessing and Developing SI
Thoughts on Developing
Thoughts About
About the Author
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Karl Albrecht is a management consultant, executive advisor, futurist, speaker, and a prolific author. As chairman of Karl Albrecht International, he is known worldwide as a key thought leader in business. He is the author of such best-selling books as Service America!, Brain Power, The Northbound Train, and The Power of Minds at Work.

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