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Daniel Goleman

IQ Doesn't Predict Success

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.07.2014 | 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.

The Benefits of Mental Workouts for Kids and Teens

Daniel Goleman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

"My child just can't stay focused." I've heard this over and over again as I've been touring the country talking about my book Focus. Parents are w...

14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotion...

How to Manage Holiday Stress

Daniel Goleman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

The results may be subtle at first. You might find, for instance, you're no longer waking up at 3 a.m. obsessing about that obnoxious person, or that you aren't yelling at the kids when they dawdle getting ready in the morning.

What Every Teenager Needs: Cognitive Control Online

Daniel Goleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

The persona who tweets or posts online may not be the one who would get the job. So why do people act on the Web in ways that they would regret in real life?

Focus on How You Connect With Others

Daniel Goleman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

We're not going to eliminate technology from our lives anytime soon. Nor should we. Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect ...

The Benefits of a Productive Cocoon

Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Every morning I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day. But that protected time in the morning is when I get my really productive work done.

How to Manage the Two Biggest Distractions

Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Being able to keep your focus amidst the daily din of distraction makes you better able to use whatever talents you need to apply -- whether making a business plan or a cheese soufflé. The more prone to distraction, the worse we do.

Rich People Just Care Less

New York Times | Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

Turning a blind eye. Giving someone the cold shoulder. Looking down on people. Seeing right through them. These metaphors for condescending or dismiss...

4 Emotional Intelligence Tips to Use at Work (And in the Kitchen!)

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Finding someone who can share their tales of resilience can give you an emotional boost. Wise words of advice and comfort can go a long way in helping you pick up the pieces and give it another try.

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

As far as we know, life began on Earth 4 billion years ago. As the aeons passed, plants and animals evolved, usually according to the Darwinian princi...

LOOK: A Short Meditation For The Time-Deprived

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...