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


Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders

Leaders tomorrow will succeed with a different skill set than that of today’s best. Smart leaders will spot the mid-career folks with greatest potential to become those outstanding future executives. And wise organizations will make this a high priority mission. But what will tomorrow’s leadership take? In the June Harvard Business Review hiring guru Claudio… Read more »

Leader Spotting: The Four Essential Talents

What do you look for in tomorrow’s leaders? That question is crucial for the long-term health of any organization. The only certainty about tomorrow’s business reality is that it will be “VUCA”: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. As the world changes, so do the abilities leaders will need. Yet there is a specific skill set… Read more »

Be Mindful of the Emotions You Leave Behind

Whenever a meeting threatened to lapse into malaise, the president of a company would suddenly launch into a critique of someone at the table who could take it (usually the marketing director, who was his best friend). Then he would swiftly move on, having riveted the attention of everyone in the room. That tactic invariably… 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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