The book Emotional Intelligence (Bantam 1995) fundamentally changed our understanding of what qualities enable people to excel in real life. The phenomenal response from the business community to the book prompted author Daniel Goleman to apply his insights to the workplace. He found that emotional intelligence is crucial to the performance of every employee, employer and business organization. “Emotional intelligence matters twice as much for outstanding performance as both IQ and expertise combined.” He offers ways to combat and change toxic work environments and pinpoints the qualities we all need to cope with todayís ever-accelerating marketplace. And the good news is that anyone can improve their emotional competence-at any stage in their career or in life.
Daniel Goleman, Ph.D, is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL’s mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide. He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence. Goleman is a board member of the Mind & Life Institute, which fosters dialogues and research collaborations among contemplative practitioners and scientists. He has organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists.
His books include:
- The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights (More Than Sound 2011)
- Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Harper Collins 2013)
- Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception (Simon & Schuster 1985)
- Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (Bantam 2005)
- Working with Emotional Intelligence (Bantam 1998)
- Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships (Bantam 2006)
- Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything (Doubleday 2009)
To learn more about the work of Daniel Goleman go to www.DanielGoleman.info.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- What emotional intelligence means
- How you can improve your emotional intelligence
- How the ability to say “no” helps you maintain integrity
- What low emotional intelligence does to children
- Intriguing studies on the benefits of practicing mindfulness
- The difference between mental and emotional intelligence
- Qualities employers and employees need to stay alive in todayís marketplace
- The importance of–and lack of–emotional intelligence in the media
Program Number: 2743 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/25/1998