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Psychologist Daniel Goleman to discuss emotional intelligence at April 1 University Lectures presentation
Psychologist Daniel Goleman to discuss emotional intelligence at April 1 University Lectures presentationApril 01, 2003Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
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Psychologist Daniel Goleman’s groundbreaking work, Emotional Intelligence, showed how qualities such as emotional balance, motivation, empathy and social finesse-apart from IQ-contribute to success in life.
In his latest book, Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Goleman focuses the lens of emotional intelligence on the business world. The University Lectures invites you to experience Daniel Goleman live and in person as he explores the crucial role emotional intelligence plays in making successful leaders. Goleman will speak in Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30. The event is free and open to the public.
The Power of Emotional Intelligence
In his 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books), Goleman asserts that qualities like self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy are potentially more important to our success in life than the kind of intelligence traditionally measured by IQ tests. Goleman further maintains that these other qualities can and should be included as part of our children’s education. To date, there are more than 5,000,000 copies of Emotional Intelligence in print.
In his most recent book, Primal Leadership – Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, Goleman looks into the role of emotional intelligence in leadership, which explores how the most effective business leaders use a variety of distinct leadership styles, knowing as if by instinct just how and when to apply them.
Just this year, he published Destructive Emotions, recounting a scientific dialogue between the Dalai Lama and a group of psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers. In addition to his extensive writing and lecturing activities, Goleman also is co-chairman of The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, part of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, which deals with identifying and recommending best practices for developing emotional competence.
Goleman has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for articles published in The New York Times. He also is a recipient of the Career Achievement award for Journalism from the American Psychological Association. Goleman was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his work to explain the behavioral sciences to the public.
Born in Stockton, California, Goleman was a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College. He pursued his graduate studies at Harvard as a Ford Fellow, earning a M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and personality development.
The University Lectures
The University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is supported by the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends.