Episode
40

Flow, Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness & The Brain With A Legend In The Field

w/
Dr. Daniel Goleman
by Flow Research Collective
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40
May 4, 2021
"By teaching people to tune in to their emotions with intelligence and to expand their circles of caring, we can transform organizations from the inside out and make a positive difference in our world."
Dr. Daniel Goleman

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • What is Emotional Intelligence (0:46)
  • How Emotional Intelligence comes into Leadership (2:00)
  • How to measure Emotional Intelligence within a team (8:00)
  • How to become a better leader (09:57)
  • Is Flow a focusing-style like meditation or task-specific? (13:44)
  • Meditation - research and progress over the years (19:55)
  • Rigorousness applied to consciousness and meditation (23:30)
  • Neurodynamics of Flow (27:30)
  • Intersection between emotional regulation and Flow (32:43)
  • Defining Expertise (37:00)
  • Enlightenment neurobiological factors (38:00)
  • Emotional Development Thresholds (44:26)
  • Establishing Flow as a Writer (48:00)

ABOUT THE GUEST

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. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on  topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.

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. The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Accenture Insititute for Strategic Change have listed Goleman among the most influential business thinkers.

Goleman is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (www.casel.org), originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL’s mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide.

He currently co-directs the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (www.eiconsortium.org) at Rutgers University. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence.

Goleman is a board member of the Mind & Life Institute, which fosters dialogues and research collaborations among contemplative practitioners and scientists. Goleman has organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healthy Emotions, and Destructive Emotions. He is currently editing a book from the most recent dialogue on ecology, interdependence, and ethics.

Goleman’s work as a science journalist has been recognized with many awards, including the Washburn Award for science journalism, a Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association, and he was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his communicating science to the general public.

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