The world’s indisputable authority on emotional intelligence, Goleman’s contributions to the field of psychology have had a transformational impact on the world of business and beyond. He has been named by the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times as one of their most influential business thinkers and is the author of numerous bestselling books including Emotional Intelligence and Focus.
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. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association.
His 2014 bestseller, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus: on our ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organisations and society. Goleman’s “The Focused Leader” won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.