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Daniel Goleman

Open Letter to Jeff Weiner -- Help Make LinkedIn a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
Daniel Goleman

There's no doubt that LinkedIn has become the world's best place to connect professionally and build your network. I see a way it could be even better -- especially when it comes to managing your professional identity -- and letting users know if you're the right person for a job.

Break Free From Destructive Mental Habits

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Goleman's new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World. While we can't control when we ...

A New Kind of Leadership Is Emerging That's Already Saving the World

Christine Horner | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Christine Horner

Behind us are the days of waiting for a singular face in the crowd to do the heavy lifting and to take the blows. Look in the rearview mirror to see your own face staring back at you. Ask yourself what you can do on a local level, cross-checking for global impact.

3 Uncommon Ways to Maintain Your Real Focus

Lisa Bennett | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bennett

As someone who has an insatiable desire to know and do everything, I've also come to find three insights particularly helpful. Rather than concrete actions, they serve more as mindsets or perspectives to take on all that is available to us now -- and stay centered on what truly matters to us as individuals.

Four Ways to Amp Up Your Emotional Intelligence Today

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

You can improve your EQ by practicing active listening, empathy, responding rather than reacting and listening to your body. But it's important to remember that developing Emotional Intelligence is a lifelong practice, and there is always room for improvement.

Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen: What Mother's Day Brunch Can Teach Us About Teamwork

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Today, I'd like you to join me at brunch, my favorite meal. Before you start salivating over the idea of a Croque Monsieur, I should tell you that you'll be joining me in the kitchen. Not just any kitchen--the kitchen of a busy restaurant.

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is

Matt Tenney | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive vision of the future.

3 Ingredients for Sales Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Daniel Goleman

I'm unconvinced by an academic study that claimed emotional intelligence accounted for only 1 percent of sales success, while IQ alone made all the difference.

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

Emotional Intelligence: Cult or Competitive Advantage?

Sara Canaday | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Behavioral intelligence, social fluency, the ability to apply emotional intelligence -- these are the teachable skills that can launch people into greater professional and personal success.

IQ Doesn't Predict Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Education
Daniel Goleman

To further understand what attributes actually predict success, a more satisfying answer lies in another kind of data altogether: competence models.

Shaping an Empathic Tomorrow

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

It was a usual evening. After finishing with the homework, I was ushering the kids out the door for their playtime when I suddenly felt a sharp, debilitating pain in my abdomen. I staggered to the couch and slumped into it.

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

Is Your Team Too Scared to Succeed?

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Secure bases are environments that protect, nurture -- and most importantly -- provide motivation. They allow us to take intelligent risks and challenge ourselves. During childhood, parents are responsible for establishing a secure base at home, and teachers are expected to do the same in the classroom. It shouldn't end here, though.

How to Deal with Stress, Maintain Presence and Deliver Strong Leadership

Anne Loehr | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

Heart and head. You don't usually hear those terms together in the business world. Yet according to Harvard Business Review, you need both to be a successful leader. I couldn't agree more.

Your Brain and Gut Decisions

Daniel Goleman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science
Daniel Goleman

"When you're self-aware, you get a gut feeling. You have a heartfelt sense. Sometimes those feelings are really important. There's wisdom in the body. Yet sometimes, if we have been traumatized, for example, the gut feeling we get can lead us astray."

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

Leaders Of The Mindfulness Movement On How Meditation Will Change The Workplace

Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Once a niche activity for the spiritual set, meditation and mindfulness have made their way into the corporate world, with numerous CEOs opening up ab...

The Role of Focus in Managing Your Health

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Focus is the basic mental skill that supports everything people in the fitness industry are trying to do: help you monitor your own activities, nutrition and mindset about body image and eating.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

Cultivating a Focused Workplace

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

It's very hard to be creative on demand. Most of us need time for reflection, which requires thinking alone, without distractions. It also requires be...

Can Success and Sex Sell Mindfulness?

Susan Piver | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The point of mindfulness is not peace, nor is it bliss or transcendence. Rather, it shows you where your heart is hard. It unlocks all the tears you have been holding back and in so doing breaks your heart to the preciousness of your life, the uniqueness of your genius, the unending grief of your losses, and your immeasurable capacity to love.

Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Positive Reinforcement

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

We need to offer hope that in the future, in spite of the deluge of smartphone banners and notifications, we can find the space and time to be mindful, pay attention, become more creative, prepare our minds for those moments of serendipity, and maybe even find some happiness.

How Much of a Leader Are You?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Great future leaders will be those who empower others. We have to teach our children to be the kind of leaders whom people follow voluntarily even without a title or official leadership position.