Dan Goleman was trained as a psychologist and worked as a science journalist at the New York Times. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, was a worldwide best-seller, and his HBR article “What Makes a Leader” was picked by the editors as one of the Review’s ten “must-read” articles. An advocate of empirically grounded theory, Goleman is the co-director of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers University. As a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Goleman has been an active advocate of school-based programs that teach the basic skills of emotional intelligence to children along with their academic lessons.
Goleman’s 1998 book, Working With Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books), argues that workplace competencies based on emotional intelligence play a great role in star performance, and that both individuals and companies will benefit from cultivating these capabilities. Goleman’s book, Primal Leadership – Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence (co-authored with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee), explores the crucial role of emotional intelligence in leadership
His latest book, Ecological Intelligence, argues that a coming wave of information systems will create marketplace transparency about the true ecological impacts of consumer products. This ecological awareness will create a market-driven mechanism that rewards companies best able to innovate and reinvent, making sustainability central to business strategy. TIME Magazine featured Ecological Intelligence on its cover as one of “Ten Ideas Changing Our World.”