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


How to Hire the Right Candidate

In response to last week’s article, “What Predicts Success? It’s Not Your IQ,” a commenter asked: “How can we better gauge emotional intelligence competencies while interviewing potential candidates?” Who better to answer this question than my colleague and Leadership: A Master Class participant, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz. According to Claudio, the interview process should be the same… Read more »

What Predicts Success? It's Not Your IQ

The CEO of one of the world’s largest money management firms was puzzled. He wanted to know why there was a Bell curve for performance among his employees, with a few outstanding, most in the middle, and a few poor. After all, he hired only the best and brightest graduates from the top schools –… Read more »

Know Your Stress Type

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find common sources of stress. They surveyed more than 2,500 adults across the US, finding that the usual culprits topped the list: too many responsibilities, finances, and work issues. Personal health difficulties,… Read more »


Daniel Goleman on The Colbert Report


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9/5 – 9/7 Rhinebeck, New York Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York United States

Mind Whispering with Tara Bennett-Goleman

9/12 Boston, MA Harvard Institute of Coaching Conference United States

Mindfulness of Emotional Habits – Keynote with Tara Bennett-Goleman

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

Educating the Heart Conference

11/20 Boston, Massachusetts Boston United States

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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