Birthday: March 7, 1946


42 Greatest Quotes By Daniel Goleman

When we focus on others, our world expands. Daniel Goleman
In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels. Daniel Goleman
Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever. Daniel Goleman
As much as 80% of adult "success" comes from EQ. Daniel Goleman
Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work. Daniel Goleman
In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. Daniel Goleman
True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it. Daniel Goleman
Empathic, emotionally intelligent work environments have a good track record of increasing creativity, improving problem solving and raising productivity. Daniel Goleman
Directing attention toward where it needs to go is a primal task of leadership. Daniel Goleman
The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain. Daniel Goleman
One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. Daniel Goleman
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. Daniel Goleman
Leaders with empathy do more than sympathize with people around them: they use their knowledge to improve their companies in subtle, but important ways. Daniel Goleman
A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain. Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages. Daniel Goleman
Scheduling down time as part of your routine is hard but worth it, personally, even professionally. Daniel Goleman
There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. Daniel Goleman
There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy... They're controlled by different parts of the brain. Daniel Goleman
If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment. Daniel Goleman
Once shoppers become empowered, we will facilitate industries thinking in completely new terms; for example, making products that are totally biodegradable. Daniel Goleman
Like secondhand smoke, the leakage of emotions can make a bystander an innocent casualty of someone else's toxic state. Daniel Goleman
Life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from the richness of life itself. Daniel Goleman
Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike. Daniel Goleman
The social brain is in its natural habitat when we're talking with someone face-to-face in real time. Daniel Goleman
Simple inattention kills empathy, let alone compassion. So the first step in compassion is to notice the other's need. It all begins with the simple act of attention. Daniel Goleman
Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing. Daniel Goleman
When the eyes of a woman that a man finds attractive look directly at him, his brain secretes the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine - but not when she looks elsewhere. Daniel Goleman
Research shows that for jobs of all kinds, emotional intelligence is twice as important an ingredient of outstanding performance as cognitive ability and technical skill combined. Daniel Goleman
But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists - far greater interest than ever before. Daniel Goleman
The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response. Daniel Goleman
When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions. Daniel Goleman
The best leaders don’t know just one style of leadership—they’re skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstances dictate. Daniel Goleman
CEOs are hired for their intellect and business expertise - and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman
The basic premise that children must learn about emotions is that all feelings are okay to have; however, only some reactions are okay. Daniel Goleman
We need to re-create boundaries. When you carry a digital gadget that creates a virtual link to the office, you need to create a virtual boundary that didn't exist before. Daniel Goleman
Doggedness depends on emotional traits - enthusiasm and persistence in the face of setbacks - above all else. Daniel Goleman
Western business people often don't get the importance of establishing human relationships. Daniel Goleman
The more socially intelligent you are, the happier and more robust and more enjoyable your relationships will be. Daniel Goleman
Remember, empathy need not lead to sympathetically giving in to the other side’s demands—knowing how someone feels does not mean agreeing with them. Daniel Goleman
One aspect of a successful relationship is not just how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility. Daniel Goleman
We learn best with focused attention. As we focus on what we're learning, the brain maps that information on what we already know making new neural connections. Daniel Goleman
Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head--feeling and thought--meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar. Daniel Goleman