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By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Buying phosphate-free soap allows you to say, 'My detergent doesn't have the harsh chemicals others do.' The question is, how are you washing with it? The very worst thing for the Earth about detergent is that we heat water to use it.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Emotional self-control is NOT the same as overcontrol, the stifling of all feeling and spontaneity....when such emotional suppression is chronic, it can impair thinking, hamper intellectual performance and interfere with smooth social interaction. By contrast, emotional competence implies we have a choice as to how we express our feelings.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

One of the leading theories of why electroconvulsive therapy is effective for most severe depressions is that it causes a loss of short-term memory - patients feel better because they can't remember why they were sad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Daydreaming defeats practice; those of us who browse TV while working out will never reach the top ranks. Paying full attention seems to boost the mind's processing speed, strengthen synaptic connections, and expand or create neural networks for what we are practicing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

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

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 13 Sep

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 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy... They're controlled by different parts of the brain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

....goal directed self-imposed delay of gratification is perhaps the essence of emotional self-regulation: the ability to deny impulse in the service of a goal, whether it be building a business, solving an algebraic equation, or pursuing the Stanley Cup.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

There are some surprising payoffs with only a few minutes' practice, like eliminating the loss of concentration that multitasking usually brings. Short daily mindfulness practice in beginners also improves memory, to the point that a group of students who volunteered for a study got significantly better scores on their graduate school entrance exams.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills - your EQ - not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Daniel Goleman

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Emotional 'literacy' implies an expanded responsibility for schools in helping to socialize children. This daunting task requires two major changes: that teachers go beyond their traditional mission and that people in the community become more involved with schools as both active participants in children's learning and as individual mentors.

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 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Emotions are contagious. We've all known it experientially. You know after you have a really fun coffee with a friend, you feel good. When you have a rude clerk in a store, you walk away feeling bad.

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 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Our passions, when well exercised, have wisdom; they guide our thinking, our values, our survival.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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

Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Educators, long disturbed by schoolchildren's lagging scores in math and reading, are realizing there is a different and more alarming deficiency: emotional literacy. And while laudable efforts are being made to raise academic standards, this new and troubling deficiency is not being addressed in the standard school curriculum. As one Brooklyn teacher put it, the present emphasis in schools suggests that "we care more about how well schoolchildren can read and write than whether they'll be alive next week.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

People who are optimistic see a failure as due to something that can be changed so that they can succeed next time around, while pessimists take the blame for the failure, ascribing it to some characteristic they are helpless to change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it.

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

Attention is a little-noticed and underrated mental asset.

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

As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

For the High Achievers, Studying Gave Them The Pleasing, Absorbing Challenge of Flow Percent of the Hours They Spent as It.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

The industrial processes in use today were developed at a time when no one had to consider what the environmental impact was. Who cared? But making ecological concerns matter to a company's bottom line will help it do the research and development that will reinvent everything we buy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Whenever we feel stressed out, that's a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

CEOs are hired for their intellect and business expertise - and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.

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 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Emotional self-control-- delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness- underlies accomplishment of every sort

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Some children naturally have more cognitive control than others, and in all kids this essential skill is being compromised by the usual suspects: smartphones, TV, etc. But there are many ways that adults can help kids learn better cognitive control.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Gifted leadership occurs when heart and head--feeling and thought--meet. These are the two winds that allow a leader to soar.

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daniel Goleman

Empathetic people are superb at recognizing and meeting the needs of clients, customers, or subordinates. They seem approachable, wanting to hear what people have to say. They listen carefully, picking up on what people are truly concerned about, and respond on the mark.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Goleman

One aspect of a successful relationship is not just how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Daniel Goleman

There is much to be said for the constructive contribution to creative and spiritual life; suffering can temper the soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.