Daniel Goleman

Author, Emotional Intelligence and Psychologist

Biography

Psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus, Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him as one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. His article “ What Makes a Leader? ” remains the most requested reprint in the history of Harvard Business Review.
His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Dr. Goleman’s The Focused Leader won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.
In his book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, Dr. Goleman — who was personally selected by the Dalai Lama — combines the Dalai Lama’s key teachings, empirical evidence, and true accounts of people putting his lessons into practice, offering readers practical applications for making the world a better place.
Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times best sellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Management Books; by TIME, it has been translated into 40 languages. HBR called emotional intelligence (EI) “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the importance of EI in professional settings.
The groundbreaking Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, which Goleman co-wrote with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, unveiled scientific evidence proving that a leader’s emotional competencies have an enormous impact on an organization’s bottom line. His more recent books include Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships, Ecological Intelligence, and What Makes a Leader, a collection of articles from HBR, LinkedIn, and other business journals.
Goleman’s 2017 book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body, co- written with Richard Davidson, explores how meditation and mindfulness can achieve real, positive, and lasting mental and behavioral change.
Partnering with Key Step Media, Goleman is offering an Emotional and Social Intelligence Coaching Certification Program to teach the full suite of EI competencies in a lasting and effective way with evidence-based techniques, real- time feedback, and an applied coaching model from certified coaches. He is a frequent contributor to the Korn Ferry Institute.
His work on the brain and behavioral science was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized with the Washburn Award and Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association. A former science journalist for The New York Times, he was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 and a top business guru by Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.