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Daniel Goleman

Internationally known Psychologist


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Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses.

As a science journalist Daniel reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years.

His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence (EI) — which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one's intelligence — "a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea." Since its release, Emotional Intelligence has been a runaway success worldwide. It has been translated into 30 languages, with over five million copies in print.

Daniel was ranked #22 in the 2015 Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers.



Emotional Intelligence

Ecological Intelligence

Social and Emotional Learning

Social Intelligence

Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence;

The Brain and Emotional Intelligence;

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything;

Working with Emotional Intelligence;

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships;

Emotional Intelligence;

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence;

Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama;

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace

{tab Read more}Daniel is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (, originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL's mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide.

He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations ( at Rutgers University. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence.

Daniel is a board member of the Mind & Life Institute, which fosters dialogues and research collaborations among contemplative practitioners and scientists. Goleman has organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healthy Emotions, and Destructive Emotions. He is currently editing a book from the most recent dialogue on ecology, interdependence, and ethics.

His most recent book, Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, offers an up-to-date summary of his thinking on leadership by collecting key excerpts from his books together for the first time in one volume with his articles from the Harvard Business Review. These include "What Makes a Leader? and "Leadership that Gets Results."  Daniel's other books include, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights which gathers together recent findings from brain research and other sources on topics ranging from creativity and optimal performance, the brain-to-brain connection in leadership, and how to enhance emotional intelligence itself and Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything argues that new information technologies could create "radical transparency," allowing us to know the environmental, health, and social consequences of what we buy. As shoppers use point-of-purchase ecological comparisons to guide their purchases, market share would shift to support steady, incremental upgrades in how products are made – changing ever thing for the better.  Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Daniel has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.

Daniel's work as a science journalist has been recognized with many awards, including the Washburn Award for science journalism, a Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association, and he was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his communicating science to the general public.

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