My latest project, EQ, APPLIED: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence, uses fascinating research, modern examples, and personal stories to illustrate how emotional intelligence works in the real world--and provides a practical set of tools that help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.


For example, you'll learn why emotional intelligence doesn't always look the way you imagine, beginning with one of the most famous business stories of all time--examined from a completely different angle.

You'll discover how to control your emotional reactions, and see how one of the most uplifting events of the past decade--the "Miracle" on the Hudson--brought this ability to life.

You'll see the power of emotional influence--illustrated by compelling stories about the FBI's former lead kidnap investigator, a famous singer's run in with an unruly fan, and more real-life examples.

Additionally, you'll learn how to:

  • Transform your strongest emotions from a destructive force to a power for good
  • Use knowledge about the brain and the way it works to help shape your emotional habits
  • Get the most out of the feedback you receive—whether positive or negative
  • Deliver feedback in a way that others are likely to benefit from
  • Use empathy to help you (and keep it from hurting you) 
  • Cultivate and maintain deeper, more meaningful relationships
  • Protect yourself from those who want to use the principles of influence to harm or manipulate you and others

Authentic. Balanced. Practical: EQ Applied is the real-world approach to emotional intelligence you've been searching for. 


Praise for EQ Applied

“EQ Applied is well researched, full of interesting stories, and a joy to read. It’s a great asset to companies looking to gain insights into leadership and management and improve their corporate culture as a whole.” 
—MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, world-renowned leadership thinker and bestselling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“What is emotional intelligence, really? In EQ Applied, Justin Bariso answers that question completely. With a fresh perspective, he shows us a different side to emotional intelligence—and then teaches readers how to grow their own, step by step. This is a must read.”
—REBECCA JARVIS, Emmy Award–winning journalist and host of the No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis podcast

“A captivating read that takes much of what we’ve learned about emotional behavior and shows you how to put those lessons to work.”
—DR. HENDRIE WEISINGER, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Performing Under Pressure

“The new go-to book for developing emotional intelligence. Whether you’re a CEO, a middle-manager, an entry-level employee, or anywhere in between, you’ll benefit greatly from reading this book.”
—J.T. O’DONNELL, founder and CEO of Work It Daily

“EQ Applied is a remarkable book that is full of practical wisdom. Whether this is the first book you read on emotional intelligence or your fifth, you’ll discover new, actionable insights you can begin applying today.”
—KEVIN KRUSE, founder and CEO of LeadX and author of Employee Engagement 2.0

“EQ Applied is the ultimate guide to emotional intelligence—a useful and thought-provoking guide to becoming a better leader. . . and a better person.”
—JEFF HADEN, author of The Motivation Myth

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