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Relational Intelligence: How Leaders Can Expand Their Influence Through a New Way of Being Smart

ISBN: 978-0-470-52346-9
224 pages
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
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An insightful and practical guide for developing relational leadership skills and engaging new paradigms of influence

Relational Intelligence reveals how leaders can become smarter in the way they conduct their relationships, and as a result, catalyze their impact.  This book unwraps the hidden power of a relational genius and the practical pursuits that contribute to increasing one's relational quotient (RQ).  Steve Saccone offers thought-provoking and compelling pathways into understanding the synergistic effect of relational intelligence,  mission, and influence.  He demonstrates how critical the art of relational intelligence is for leaders who desire to better serve those they lead, as well as the organizations and communities they love.

  • Offers practical wisdom, engaging anecdotes, and compelling stories that show leaders how to develop relational intelligence
  • Delineates the essential skills that make leaders relationally intelligent
  • Unwraps six roles of a relational genius and how these transform our approaches to influence
  • Includes Foreword by Erwin Raphael McManus
  • A new book in the popular Leadership Network Series

The author reveals how to increase one's awareness of the nuances in relational dynamics and suggests ways to help navigate relationships more intelligently and productively.

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Table of Contents

About Leadership Network.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE The Origins of Relational Intelligence.

1. The Human Economy.

2. The Michael Scott Syndrome.

PART TWO The Hidden Power of a Relational Genius.

3. The Art of Likeability.

4. Energy Carriers.

5. Be Interested in Others.

6. Be Interesting to Others.

7. Conversational Futurists.

8. Invest in Investors.

Bibliography.

The Author.

Index.

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Author Information

Steve Saccone serves as a catalyst at Mosaic, a community of faith in Los Angeles. His roles include campus pastor and director of Protégé (a two-year global leadership development program). In addition, Steve works as a faith field advisor for The Gallup Organization, speaker, consultant for Monvee, and professor for Golden Gate Seminary. He has an M.A. in Transformational Leadership and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cheri, and son, Hudson.

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