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Daniel Goleman

Reminder: It's Actually Pretty Easy To Become A Force For Good In This World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.15.2016 | OWN

Daniel Goleman has devoted his career to dissecting complex scientific and psychological issues, like emotional intelligence, brain activity, happines...

See Worry As Self-Harassment And Fear As A Friend

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Kare Anderson

"Whenever you've felt profound fear, it was usually linked to the presence of danger, imminent pain or death, said security firm founder and author of...

Here's Why The Best Bosses Don't Always Have The Highest IQs

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.12.2016 | OWN

When renowned science journalist and psychologist Daniel Goleman was giving a talk once to a room full of business leaders and CEOs, he asked them a r...

Springtime for Authoritarians

Alan Briskin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Alan Briskin

What is important to know, albeit disturbing, is that the authoritarian disposition is a psychological potential in each of us. In fact, the research on authoritarianism clearly suggests that under high conditions of threat, the majority of us will act in ways that "mirror the behavior and opinions of authoritarians..."

The Scientific Reason We Can't Get Enough 'Negative News'

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 04.21.2016 | OWN

If it bleeds, it leads. But why are we so fixated on the scary, awful, sensational news of the day? Journalist and psychologist Daniel Goleman explain...

A Simple Exercise That May Help Children Become More Successful Adults

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.31.2016 | OWN

For as much as we tend to focus on children's academic performance and expanding their intellect, there's an important factor of success that isn't me...

The 3 Types Of Empathy You Need To Strengthen Your Relationships

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.27.2016 | OWN

Empathy is a vital element of any successful relationship -- this we know. But what many don't realize about "empathy" is that it's not just one thing...

What Your Phone Is Really Doing To Your Life

OWN | Ashley Hamilton | Posted 03.18.2016 | OWN

For everyone who has ever brought their smartphone to the dinner table, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman has a message for you: Your attention i...

Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

8 Lessons We Can Learn From The Dalai Lama On His 80th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

In his lifetime, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has become the quintessential example of what it means to live each day with the utmost compassion. He is...

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

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.25.2016 | 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 06.22.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.14.2016 | 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 06.05.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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.