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 an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis. He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University.
Daniel Goleman’s books include:
- Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (Bantam 2005)
- Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee) (Harvard Business Review Press; 10th Anniversary edition 2013)
- 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
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/25/1998 Program Number: 2743