“Each of us is an influencer. Everyone has a sphere of influence. Use it. Act now. Do whatever you can in whatever way you have passion for.” — Daniel Goleman

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, Ph. D. wrote the book on the role of emotional intelligence in leadership with the New York Times best-seller, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than I.Q. In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Goleman to learn more about what makes a great leader, how to improve our leadership skills and the top technique for becoming a better listener. But, he doesn’t stop there. Dr. Goleman offers tips to help us positively influence the next generation of leaders and discusses his latest project with the Dalai Lama, A Force for Good. Want to change the world? Listen to this episode and get inspired to act.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview

“Self-awareness is the key to managing yourself.” — Daniel Goleman

“Leaders who make people feel cared about, who respect people and see them as someone who can develop further and get better, and mentor them that way and help them along, make people feel not just good about themselves, but good about the relationship.” — Daniel Goleman

“When a leader makes people feel fear, they’ll contract and play it safe. You don’t want that. You want people who will solve problems on the spot and feel empowered to do that.” — Daniel Goleman

“Articulate really clear goals and remember to let people get there their own way so they feel empowered.” — Daniel Goleman

“As a leader, you can only execute through people so you have to maintain those relationships in a healthy way.” — Daniel Goleman

“If you explode on people, you’re sabotaging yourself.” — Daniel Goleman

“A trim tab is a smaller rudder on a very big rudder of a very big ship. By turning the trim tab you turn the rudder, which turns the ship.” — Daniel Goleman

“Practice needs theory, and theory needs practice.” — Brian Buffini

“It’s how you are with people that’s the bottom line.” — Daniel Goleman

“Have a trial period that’s actually a trial period because you’ll only know the chemistry of that person with you, with your clients and everyone you interface with if they’ve been on the job a couple months.” — Daniel Goleman

“Interviews and resumes don’t give you the right information.” — Daniel Goleman

“This is learned and learnable. We can get better about paying attention.” — Daniel Goleman

“When you pay full attention, it registers a memory, so if you can bring up something spontaneously, it gives the person the message ‘you really paid attention to me,’ which has a deep emotional impact on people.” — Daniel Goleman

“The mind is a muscle and we don’t work it out.” — Daniel Goleman

“If we’re going to deal with what’s trending in society right now, and the new reality of childhood adolescence, we have to face the fact that our old education model just isn’t sufficient.” — Daniel Goleman

“Teach kids how to handle conflict and resolve disagreements.” — Daniel Goleman

“Each of us is an influencer. Everyone has a sphere of influence. Use it. Act now. Do whatever you can in whatever way you have passion for.” — Daniel Goleman

“Do the good things for the right reasons in the right way, you will get the good result.” — Brian Buffini

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) http://www.casel.org/
A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman
Become a Force for Good: http://www.joinaforce4good.org/

 

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