Chapter 1

Exploring Emotional Intelligence

Redefining Intelligence and Achievement

Do you remember your high-school valedictorian? How about the class brain, who got straight As and seemed destined to follow a path of uninterrupted triumph? Chances are, you don't know what happened to these youthful academic achievers, but you can probably name one or two classmates who went on to chalk up major (and maybe highly unexpected) success. Perhaps they created and now head companies of their own or became prominent and well-respected leaders in their communities. But who'd have thought it at the time? Back then, they were busy socializing, playing guitar in the basement, or tinkering with mysterious spare parts in the garage. Maybe they just squeaked ...

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