Dr. Steven Stein’s Books

The EQ Leader: Instilling Passion, Creating Shared Goals, and Building Meaningful Organizations through Emotional Intelligence

A roadmap to success for tomorrow’s leaders

The EQ Leader provides an evidence-based model for exceptional leadership, and a four-pillar roadmap for real-world practice. Data collected from thousands of the world’s best leaders—and their subordinates—reveals the keys to success: authenticity, coaching, insight, and innovation. By incorporating these methods into their everyday workflow, these leaders have propelled their teams to heights great enough to highlight the divide between successful and not-so-successful leadership. This book shows you how to put these key factors to work in your own practice, with clear examples and concrete steps for improving skills and competencies.

New data from the author’s own research into executive functioning describes the neurological aspects of leadership, and a deep look at the leaders of tomorrow delves into the fundamental differences that set them apart—and fuel their achievement.

Leadership is changing, both in look and practice; strictly authoritative approaches are quickly losing ground as today’s workers discover the power of collaboration and the importance of interpersonal awareness. This book provides step-by-step guidance for leading from within this space, with evidence-based approaches for success.

  • Lead authentically to inspire and motivate others
  • Support employee’s needs and nurture development
  • Communicate with purpose, meaning, and vision
  • Foster ingenuity, imagination, and autonomous thinking

An organization’s success rests on the backs of its leadership. At all levels, true leadership is about much more than management and task distribution—it’s about commitment, collaboration, nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships, and so much more. The EQ Leader integrates the essential factors of successful leadership into a concrete blueprint for the future’s leaders.

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success, 3rd Edition

Revised and updated with new research into eq and personal and career success

What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team?
What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits?

What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your
A) intelligence quotient? or
B) emotional quotient?

If you picked “A”, you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge.
Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success.

The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants.

The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend-The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships.
“Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success.”—Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership

The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success

The Student EQ Edge is more relevant today than any other time in the history of our world.
Our opportunity to succeed in the 21st century will depend a great deal on our emotional intelligence in our transformation to lifelong learning and our leadership ability.

This book is the competitive edge.” —Stedman Graham, best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur.

“We have been long aware that academic ability does not necessarily predict college success. This book provides a comprehensive look at emotional intelligence and the role it plays in student persistence. It takes these noncognitive aspects that we know really matter and puts them into a practical, user-friendly guide. This book is long overdue in higher education.” —Catherine Andersen, master trainer in emotional intelligence; professor and special assistant to the provost for student success, Gallaudet University

“As important as book learning is, we know that success in life is also dependent upon emotional intelligence. The authors of The Student EQ Edge define emotional intelligence and provide a road map for mastering emotional intelligence skills. I would highly recommend The Student EQ Edge to any high school or college student interested in knowing what it takes to be truly successful both inside and outside the classroom.” —Brad Beacham, executive director, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.

The Student EQ Edge is substantive, readable, and sure to appeal to students both in classes as well as those who are lucky to pick it up for personal development reading. The book is appealing because the research is understandable; numerous examples are integrated throughout, and readers are encouraged to apply what they are reading.” —Dennis Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services for the Qatar Foundation

The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success: Student Workbook

The student EQ Edge student workbook

The Student Workbook is a companion to the book The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success . The Workbook offers you a hands-on resource for gaining a clearer understanding of emotional intelligence and is filled with practical exercises for developing your emotional intelligence. Filled with case studies, self-assessments, activities around movie and television clips, and reflection and discussion questions, the Student Workbook will give you the skills and confidence you need in order to succeed in college and beyond.

“Success in college is not just a matter of luck nor is it all about being the smartest person in class. The way you approach college matters. The great news in this book is that you can learn how to be successful in college and in your life beyond college.”—Randy L. Swing, executive director, Association for Institutional Research
“We have been long aware that academic ability does not necessarily predict college success. This book provides a comprehensive look at emotional intelligence and the role it plays in student persistence. It takes these noncognitive aspects that we know really matter and puts them into a practical, user-friendly guide. This book is long overdue in higher education.”—Catherine Andersen, master trainer in emotional intelligence; professor and special assistant to the provost for student success, Gallaudet University

The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success: Facilitation and Activity Guide

The Student Eq Edge Facilitation and Activity Guide

This Facilitation and Activity Guide is a companion to the book The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success. It offers faculty and facilitators a hands-on resource for helping students reach their potential by tapping into the power of emotional intelligence. The Facilitation Guide includes exercises and activities which are designed to help students develop confidence, independence, the ability to set and meet goals, impulse control, social responsibility, problem-solving skills, stress tolerance, and much more—all of which help improve academic success.

The Guide also contains a wealth of illustrative case studies, questions for student reflection, movie selections and TV shows that illustrate emotional intelligence, and a self-development plan.

“The single best resource on emotional intelligence in student affairs, The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook and Facilitation and Activity Guide are well organized, creative, and offer everything an emotional intelligence facilitator would need in a fast-paced student affairs environment. The examples are soundly constructed and resonate with students. These materials are my go-to resources.”—Candice Johnston, associate director of student leadership and organizations, Wake Forest University”If I were building a new course to improve student success, it would be founded on emotional intelligence. All the instruction in the world on ‘study skills’ cannot touch the advantages that come to students who are able to manage their emotional intelligence. And the best news of all is that these skills can be taught. EQ skills make the difference.” —Randy L. Swing, executive director, Association for Institutional Research

“This Facilitation and Activity Guide is particularly useful, offering options from which the facilitator can draw in preparing assignments or learning community meetings. The focus on learners’ needs, and particularly an authentic exploration of self and purpose, is practical yet has the potential to draw students to a deeper understanding of self that will draw them to high performance and contribution to others.”—Dennis Roberts, assistant vice president for faculty and student services for the Qatar Foundation

Make Your Workplace Great: The 7 Keys To An Emotionally Intelligent Organization

What Steven J. Stein found out about creating and sustaining great workplaces

The proprietary and cutting-edge research carried out by the author led to outcomes that shed new light on management practice and strategy.

The 7 Keys presented in this book, when implemented, will produce immediate results and long-term enhanced performance.

You will be privy to what the author has learned about the changing workplace and the role leaders play in maximizing their workforce.

You can fill an organization with all the intelligent and highly educated people you want, but without the right culture and discipline, your chances of success are in doubt.
Use this book to see how your organization measures up to the 7 Keys and implement the necessary changes to make your workplace a happier and more productive one.

The 7 keys

  1. Hire capable people who love the work they do and show how they contribute to the bigger picture.
  2. Compensate people fairly.
  3.  Don’t overwork (or underwork) people.
  4. Build strong teams with shared purpose and viable goals.
  5.  Make sure managers can manage.
  6.  Treat people with respect and leverage their unique talents.
  7.  Be proactively responsible by doing the right things to win the hearts and minds of your people.

Emotional Intelligence For Dummies

Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life — both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals.

He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home.

  • Manage your emotions – identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors
  • Discover the power of empathy – read other people’s emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings
  • Thrive at work – find a job that’s right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills
  • Build and sustain meaningful relationships – discover how to take your partner’s emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer
  • Raise an emotionally intelligent child – keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant

Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals Hardcover – Jan 2 2020

Learn to embrace the 3 C’s of psychological hardiness to overcome stress and increase personal growth

Life is full of questions. How you answer these questions can determine which path your life takes. Think about how many questions you are faced with every day. It can be overwhelming. From the mundane to the profound, questions help you navigate everything from your daily routine to your career choices and relationships. Sometimes, asking the right question is just as important as the answer: What do you want out of life? Is it financial success? A loving family? Career achievement? Maybe you are coping with a serious illness. Whatever your goal may be, you have undoubtedly encountered barriers that slow your progress.

One of the biggest of these barriers is stress. Scientific research has found that your ability to resist the damaging effects of stress—your hardiness—can reduce stress-related illness and strengthen your ability to thrive under pressure.
Hardiness, written by respected clinical and research psychologists, will help develop your psychological hardiness which, in turn, enables you to enjoy more of life’s rewards. Mastering the 3 C’s of hardiness—commitment, control, and challenge—is essential to increasing hardiness and responding effectively to stressful situations. This invaluable guide provides exercises and activities, based on 30 years of research, specifically designed to increase your hardiness in all areas of your personal and professional life. This book will help you:

  • Understand how hardiness is assessed to evaluate and improve your response to stress
  • Unlock your new potential made possible by a better understanding of hardiness
  • Examine real-life examples and case studies of psychological hardiness
  • Increase your engagement in the surrounding world
  • Capitalize on opportunities for your personal growth

Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals can help you move toward becoming healthier, more self-actualized, and increasingly satisfied with your life and future.

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