Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers. The Consortium “fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence.” Goleman’s most recent book, co-authored with Richard J. Davidson, is Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body. He organized a series of intensive conversations between scientists and his longtime friend, the Dalai Lama, and published A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World.
His book, Emotional Intelligence, created quite a stir in the business management community. Published in 1995, it held down a solid spot on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half. There are over five million copies circulating in forty language all over the world, making the best selling list in many other countries, as well. The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one’s abilities “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea” and chose his article “What Makes a Leader” as one of ten “must-read” articles from its pages. Emotional Intelligence was named one of the 25 “Most Influential Business Management Books” by TIME Magazine.