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 article “What Makes a Leader?” remains the most requested reprint in the history of Harvard Business Review.
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 Relationships, Ecological Intelligence, and What Makes a Leader, a collection of articles from HBR, LinkedIn, and other business journals.
His next book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body, and Brain, is due for release in September 2017.
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 Times, he was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 and a top business guru by Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.
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.
BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
Focus and Emotional Intelligence in Education
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