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By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

IQ and technical skills are important, but emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.

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Daniel Goleman

Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work.

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Daniel Goleman

I don't really follow meditation hype. But my impression is that poor studies are cited as "proof" of meditation's benefits, findings that apply to advanced meditators are sometimes touted as accruing to beginners, and, occasionally, some benefits are simply imagined. This may be most true in the business world, where many companies are bringing in teachers who are a bit loose in their use of research as evidence for the usefulness of the method.

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Daniel Goleman

Empathic, emotionally intelligent work environments have a good track record of increasing creativity, improving problem solving and raising productivity.

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Daniel Goleman

Companies in the East put a lot more emphasis on human relationships, while those from the West focus on the product, the bottom line. Westerners appear to have more of a need for achievement, while in the East there's more need for affiliation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Simply paying attention allows us to build an emotional connection. Lacking attention, empathy hasn't a chance.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Daniel Goleman

The Responsive Classroom approach creates an ideal environment for learning--every teacher should know about it.

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Daniel Goleman

Cognitive skills such as big-picture thinking and long-term vision were particularly important. But when I calculated the ratio of technical skills, IQ, and emotional intelligence as ingredients of excellent performance, emotional intelligence proved to be twice as important as the others for jobs at all levels.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Western business people often don't get the importance of establishing human relationships.

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Daniel Goleman

Our genetic heritage endows each of us with a series of emotional set-points that determines our temperament. But the brain circuitry involved is extraordinarily malleable; temperament is not destiny.

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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.

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Daniel Goleman

Comparing the three domains, I found that for jobs of all kinds, emotional competencies were twice as prevalent among distinguishing competencies as were technical skills and purely cognitive abilities combined. In general the higher a position in an organization, the more EI mattered: for individuals in leadership positions, 85 percent of their competencies were in the EI domain.

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Daniel Goleman

The people we get along with, trust, feel simpatico with, are the strongest links in our networks

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Daniel Goleman

It is difficult to spread the contagion of excitement without having a sense of purpose and direction.

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Daniel Goleman

Even though a high IQ is no guarantee of prosperity, prestige, or happiness in life, our schools and our culture fixate on academic abilities, ignoring the emotional intelligence that also matters immensely for our personal destiny.

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Daniel Goleman

Once shoppers become empowered, we will facilitate industries thinking in completely new terms; for example, making products that are totally biodegradable.

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Daniel Goleman

people's emotions are rarely put into words , far more often they are expressed through other cues. the key to intuiting another's feelings is in the ability to read nonverbal channels , tone of voice , gesture , facial expression and the like

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

The human brain is by no means fully formed at birth. It continues to shape itself through life, with the most intense growth occurring during childhood.

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Daniel Goleman

If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Want a happier, more content life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you'll find in 'Mindfulness.' Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes.

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Daniel Goleman

Brain studies of mental workouts in which you sustain a single, chosen focus show that the more you detach from what's distracting you and refocus on what you should be paying attention to, the stronger this brain circuitry becomes.

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Daniel Goleman

While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.

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Daniel Goleman

In the new workplace, with its emphasis on flexibility, teams and a strong customer orientation, this crucial set of emotional competencies is becoming increasingly essential for excellence in every job in every part of the world.

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Daniel Goleman

All the classical meditation traditions, in one way or another, stress nonattachment to the self as a goal of practice. Oddly, this dimension is largely ignored in scientific research, which tends to focus on health and other such benefits. I suppose the difference has to do with the contrast in views of the self from the spiritual and scientific perspectives. Scientists value the self; spiritual traditions have another perspective.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

For the high achievers, studying gave them the pleasing, absorbing challenge of flow 40 percent of the hours they spent at it. But for low achievers, studying produced flow only 16 percent of the time; more often that not, it yielded anxiety, with the demands outreaching their abilities...The low achievers found pleasure and flow in socializing, not in studying.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences - the first person - with what the measurements show - the third person.

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Daniel Goleman

Overloading attention shrinks mental control. Life immersed in digital distractions creates a near constant cognitive overload. And that overload wears out self-control.

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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.

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Daniel Goleman

Evolutionary theory holds that our ability to sense when we should be suspicious has been every bit as essential for human survival as our capacity for trust and cooperation.

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Daniel Goleman

There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse.

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Daniel Goleman

People learn what they want to learn. If learning is forced on us, even if we master it temporarily, it is soon forgotten.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Worries typically follow such lines, a narrative to oneself that jumps from concern to concern and more often than not includes catastrophizing, imagining some terrible tragedy.  Worries are almost always expressed in the mind's ear, not its eye - that is, in words, not images - a fact that has significance for controlling worry.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

What seems to set apart those at the very top of competitive pursuits from others of roughly equal ability is the degree to which, beginning early in life, they can pursue an arduous practice routine for years and years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

School success is not predicted by a child's fund of facts or a precocious ability to read as much as by emotional and social measures; being self-assured and interested: knowing what kind of behavior is expected and how to rein in the impulse to misbehave; being able to wait, to follow directions, and to turn to teachers for help; and expressing needs while getting along with other children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Green is a process, not a status. We need to think of 'green' as a verb, not an adjective.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

There are a host of surprises among longer-term meditators, like a boost in the immune system from a day of practice, which is not seen in beginners, and a rapid recovery from stress or pain. At the "Olympic level" we find there is no anticipatory anxiety when the stress of pain is certain to come, and no lingering aftereffects - unlike the stress reactions in ordinary folk.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from the richness of life itself.

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Daniel Goleman

Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever.

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Daniel Goleman

Attention is a little-noticed and underrated mental asset.

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Daniel Goleman

Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and "proofs" all their own.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

A leader tuned out of his internal world will be rudderless; one blind to the world of others will be clueless; those indifferent to the larger systems within which they operate will be blindsided.

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Daniel Goleman

Compassion begins with attention.

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Daniel Goleman

Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

The emotional brain is highly attuned to symbolic meanings and to the mode Freud called the 'primary process' - the messages of metaphor, story, myth, the arts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

When the darkness is seen as a necessary prelude to the creative light, one is less likely to ascribe frustration to personal inadequacy or label it as bad.

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Daniel Goleman

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.

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Daniel Goleman

Every morning, I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day.