About Daniel Goleman
Daniel Jay Goleman is an author, psychologist, and science journalist. He wrote for The New York Times for 12 years, and has also written more than 10 books on psychology, education, science, ecological crisis and leadership.
A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Goleman is the author of Emotional Intelligence, which stayed on The New York Times best sellers list for a year and a half, and one of the Wall Street Journal’s 10 most influential business thinkers.
Goleman’s work on the brain and behavioral science earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations as well as the Washburn and Lifetime Career awards from the American Psychological Association. He was a top business guru by Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, and his article “What Makes a Leader?” remains the most requested reprint in the history of The Harvard Business Review.
His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the vast importance of EI in any professional setting. In 2011 Goleman published Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, tying together two decades of research, collecting excerpts from his books and Harvard Business Review articles into one comprehensive volume.
Goleman’s new book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that attention — a fundamental mental ability for success — has come under siege. Leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our inner world so we can manage ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape our organizations and society itself.
A co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning and the co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Goleman is currently editing a book from a recent dialogue with scientists and the Dalai Lama on ecology, interdependence and ethics.
He also has a new CD available titled Cultivating Focus: Techniques for Excellence.