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 Valuable Data in Your Gut

The best business decisions take into account all the numbers and facts on the table, and then something from beyond the table: the brain’s total understanding of a deal. This requires that we tune into brain circuitry that manages our entire life wisdom on the subject. The tricky part: none of this circuitry connects to… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: Starting a New Career? Consider Good Work

One reason Ebola has broken out so dangerously in countries like Sierra Leone traces to local customs that inadvertently spread the disease. One of these is the burial tradition where relatives kiss the deceased as a sign of respect. But then a native health worker explained to locals why that was now a bad idea,… Read more »

Daniel Goleman: What are the Habits of a Systems Thinker?

Innate systems intelligence is present from our very early years. If nurtured, it can develop to surprising scope and depth in older students. But the key to this progression is offering developmentally appropriate tools that enable students to articulate and hone their systems intelligence – whether through simple visual tools like a reinforcing feedback loop… 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

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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