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: Find Strength in Admitting Your Weakness

The willingness to admit your weaknesses and your vulnerabilities is actually very powerful. You can gain strength by admitting your faults to yourself and your peers. When you admit it, you make it a part of what we share as information about ourselves. It makes it okay for me to bring it up, which is… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: Thinking and Feeling Go Hand in Hand in the Classroom

Cognitive empathy means understanding people’s perspective the world. It goes hand in hand with emotional empathy, which is “feeling with”. In a discussion I had with Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Sustainability at the MIT Sloan School of Management, I wanted to know how feelings and emotions were addressed in systems education. Here’s… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: The One Reason Why People Don't Want to Work For You

The higher up the ranks you climb in an organization, the less honest feedback you receive from peers. And one common bit of advice many leaders could benefit from is, ironically, how to effectively deliver feedback to their team. I spoke with Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, for my Leadership: A Master Class about… Read more »


Daniel Goleman on The Colbert Report


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4/2 Cambridge, Massachusetts Lesley College United States
9/21 London Action for Happiness, London United Kingdom
10/16 – 10/18 Rhinebeck, New York Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York United States

With Tara Bennett-Goleman

11/9 São Paulo Transamérica Expo Center Brazil


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