Dan Goleman is a psychologist and author of the international best-seller Emotional Intelligence. Daniel has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers.
His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Dr. Goleman’s The Focused Leader won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.
In his latest book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, Dr. Goleman combines the Dalai Lama’s key teachings, empirical evidence, and true accounts of people putting his lessons into practice, offers readers practical applications for making the world a better place.
Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestsellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 “Most Influential Business Management Books” by TIME, it has been translated into more than 40 languages. HBR called emotional intelligence (EI) “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the importance of EI in professional settings.
The groundbreaking Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, which Goleman co-wrote with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, unveiled scientific evidence that a leader’s emotional competencies have an enormous impact on an organization’s bottom line. His more recent books include Social Intelligence: The New Science of Relationships; Ecological Intelligence; and What Makes a Leader, a collection of his articles from HBR, LinkedIn, and other business journals.
Goleman’s work on the brain and behavioral science for The New York Times was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized with the Washburn Award and Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association. A former science journalist for The New York Times, he was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 and a top business guru by Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. His 1998 article “What Makes a Leader?” remains one of the two most requested reprint in the history of Harvard Business Review.
Goleman has also been a member of the Leadership Task Force of the World Economic Forum and is the co-designer of ESCI: the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory which serves as a 360 degree instrument for coaching leaders.
Goleman’s newest book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, is co-written with Richard Davidson and will be released September 5, 2017. Here, Goleman and Davidson explore meditation and mindfulness as more than a quick fix or a modern day fad. Through cutting edge research, the two authors reveal how human beings can employ meditation in order to achieve real, positive, and lasting mental and behavioral change.
Session length: 90 minutes
Emotional Intelligence: Latest Findings, Practical Tips
In this session Daniel Goleman will share with you compelling new research findings on emotional intelligence as a force in high-performance leadership — facts you can use in coaching — as well as actionable advice on how to most effectively help clients boost this essential skill set. Although there are many models and tools available to coaches for emotional intelligence, only one correlates most strongly with actual leadership performance.
Goleman will explain in working detail the dozen competencies – from self-awareness to being a team player – that corporations worldwide find distinguish their best leaders. He will outline best ways to introduce these competencies to clients, and to background and motivate them for effective coaching. Finally he will update you on the latest findings on neuroplasticity and what this implies for coaching — and review the five crucial steps in coaching that leverage brain function so that improvements seen now will last for years.
1) New scientific insights on emotional intelligence to share with coaching clients
2) The 12 key competencies of emotional intelligence
3) What brain science tells us are the five critical steps in coaching
Session length: 90 minutes
More and more coaches are using mindfulness in their tool kit. But when it comes to the best research on mindfulness, what you know may be wrong, and what’s right you may not know. With coaches in mind, Daniel Goleman shares the findings on this and other kinds of meditation from his new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Transforms Mind, Body and Brain.
He will demonstrate what research reveals to be the two most transformative mindfulness methods, both tools for enhancing coaching presence and for clients alike. While mindfulness provides a strong platform, Goleman will explain why it is not enough, and how emotional intelligence provides an essential skill set for coaching and leadership alike.