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Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers.

His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Dr. Goleman's "The Focused Leader" won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.

In his latest book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World, Dr. Goleman — who was personally selected by the Dalai Lama — combines the Dalai Lama’s key teachings, empirical evidence, and true accounts of people putting his lessons into practice, offering readers practical applications for making the world a better place.

Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times best sellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 "Most Influential Business Management Books" by TIME, it has been translated into 40 languages. HBR called emotional intelligence (EI) “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the importance of EI in professional settings. 

The groundbreaking Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, which Goleman co-wrote with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, unveiled scientific evidence proving that a leader’s emotional competencies have an enormous impact on an organization’s bottom line. His more recent books include Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social RelationshipsEcological Intelligence, and What Makes a Leader, a collection of articles from HBRLinkedIn, and other business journals. 

Goleman’s work on the brain and behavioral science was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized with the Washburn Award and Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association. A former science journalist for The New York Timeshe was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 and a top business guru by Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. His article “What Makes a Leader?” remains the most requested reprint in the history of Harvard Business Review

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Speaking Topics
What Makes a Leader?
Focus and Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare

Medical care means emotional as well as physical help, and every patient’s experience of that care depends largely on the emotions he or she feels. This explains why both patient retention and malpractice suits correlate more strongly with the quality of the doctor-patient relationship than the objective care given. Yet emotional intelligence, being intelligent about handling emotions, both in oneself and in relationships, has been a missing ingredient in education for healthcare. Emotionally intelligent healthcare means upgrading the personal skills brought to bear in the health worker-patient relationship. Such skills among healthcare workers flourish most when leaders themselves are emotionally competent. There are both medical and business arguments for such care: it helps health workers operate at peak cognitive efficiency, and so make better decisions, and makes the human experience of care the kind patients appreciate. 

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Focus and Emotional Intelligence in Education
Special Programs: Available for half-day seminars. Also available for video conferences and teleconferences.
Books & Other Works
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
  • A Force For Good
  • Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
  • Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
  • What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
  • Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
  • The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights
  • Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence
  • Ecological Awareness: Dialogues On Ecological Intelligence
  • Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
  • Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
  • Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception
  • Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
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“Dr. Goleman's talk had a tremendous impact on every person in the room. Having read much of his written work, what he shared at the Forum was quite extraordinary.”
Southeastern University
“Dr. Goleman was absolutely fantastic in his presentation. We also appreciated how gracious he was to join us afterwards for the book signing, where many people had the opportunity to interact with him. Overall, great experience.”
Cisco Systems
“It was an extraordinary event and Dr Goleman gave a wonderful, insightful presentation. It was very well received by our participants.”
“Dynamic, warm and clear. He is captivating in his ability to bring life to scientific findings.”
University of Wisconsin
“Not only was Dan Goleman's presentation energizing and thought-provoking, as evidenced by the audience reaction, he was also a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.”
American Management Association
“Daniel Goleman's informative and interesting presentation was very well received by our employees. His expansive knowledge in the EI and SI areas backed up by his research, humor and storytelling made for an excellent presentation. The feedback from employees was very positive and connections for both work and home applications were often cited.”
MITRE Bedford
“This year's conference was an overwhelming success, due in part to the knowledge and experience in workplace learning that you shared with us.”
American Society for Training and Development
“Thank you for a very successful speaking engagement. With over 300 human resources professionals and CEOs in attendance, the feedback afterwards was unanimous in their praise for you on your topic of Emotional Intelligence, and the manner in which it was delivered.”
Human Resource Assoc. of the National Capital Area
“...The 21st Annual National Wellness Conference was a tremendous success., hosting 1,569 participants, representing each of the 50 states and seven foreign countries!...The energy, wisdom, and spirit is at the heart of a full week of learning, growth, and enrichment.”
National Wellness Institute
“...We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your magnificent presentation at the recent National Achievers Congress held in Manila, Singapore and Malaysia...The participants were captivated by your lively, entertaining and motivating session and from their reaction and the evaluation form feedback, you have certainly won the respect and admiration of all of them.”
Success Resources PTE Ltd., Singapore
“We thank you for your excellent presentation at CLMA's 20th annual conference in Toronto. The positive comments from our members have been very gratifying to us; we are proud to have delivered another outstanding educational program. Your contribution played a large part in our success, and we are very grateful.”
CLMA: Leadership in Clinical Systems Management
“Not only are you one of the most outstanding and gifted writers and journalists we have, but you also have a way of communicating complex scientific concepts to a lay audience in a most understandable way. Your immense knowledge, lively and enthusiastic presentation, and genuine interest in your audience are just a few of the special qualities you have that have made you a national treasure. As I'm sure you could tell when you spoke to our group, everyone was enthralled with your talk and walked away with a greater sense of awareness and a desire to learn more.”
92nd Street Y
“Daniel Goleman did a terrific job for us yesterday and we are delighted we brought him in. He was even better than 5 years ago at the GMAC event which was also a success. The audience response was very good and the Q & A could have gone on forever. Although my praise is natural since I agree with most of Daniel's message and have been practicing accordingly for 20 years, it is also representative of the audience of 400. A real hit and a very valuable and timely message for Hong Kong!”
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
“Daniel Goleman was Fantastic! We had a record turnout of any speaker thus far in our history, including more than 50% from outside the OHS community - a major goal of the series. He was lovely to chat with and learn from.”
Oak Hill School
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