Specs for Microsoft’s Next CEO

There are three kinds of focus every leader needs: 1) an inner focus for self-awareness and self-management; 2) a focus on others for empathy, clear communication and interpersonal effectiveness; 3) and a systems focus, reading the outer world in order to come up with an effective strategy. At Microsoft a failure in a wider focus seems to have had negative consequences:… Read more »

What I Learned While Writing Focus

I have been tracking the field of attention for about 30 years. My dissertation as a graduate student was actually on meditation, and meditation as a way of managing stress reactivity. A lot of us who were interested in it were trying to shoehorn it in, but the faculty wasn’t interested. They thought it was a crazy… Read more »

Leaders Need Three Kinds of Focus

Daniel Goleman, author of “The Focused Leader,” explains why leaders need to cultivate a triad of awareness — an inward focus, a focus on others, and an outward focus. Watch the video at HBR.org


Daniel Goleman: The Chemistry of Connection

Two European telecoms had an agreement to jointly develop a new product. Each had its teams of engineers working hard on the project, and they coordinated by email. But something went wrong. The emails degenerated into heated “flame wars,” and the project stalled. A consultant was summoned, and came up with a remedy: he asked… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: Let’s Not Underrate Emotional Intelligence

“Passionate engineers or myopic entrepreneurs often lack certain EQ, but EQ is an indispensable trait of leaders that grow and scale companies,” observes a seasoned executive. “Normally agree with you, but you couldn’t be any more wrong on this. The LACK of emotional intelligence by management is a huge gap right now,” says a marketing… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: The Art of Moving On

We all experience disappointments at work. Passed over for a promotion. Argument with a client or colleague. Office politics run amok. As a leader, your colleagues may see you as the cause of their frustrations – justified or not. Regardless of the source of grief, these distractions can impact performance on all levels. How can… Read more »


Daniel Goleman on The Colbert Report


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10/21 – 10/22 Vancouver, British Columbia Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education United States

Educating the Heart Conference

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Learning and the Brain Conference

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11/21 – 11/23 Garrison, New York Garrison Institute United States

Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman with Bob Sadowski and Aaron Wolf: The Chemistry of Connection

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