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Psychologist and Author Daniel Goleman to Present “Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Creativity” at Viterbo Thursday

Psychologist and author of the bestselling books Emotional Intelligence and Focus Daniel Goleman will present “Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Creativity” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. The Wall Street Journal ranked him as one of the 10 most influential business thinkers. His article, What Makes a Leader?, remains the most requested reprint in the history of Harvard Business Review. His 2014 book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that leadership that gets results demands a triple focus—on ourselves; on others, for our relationships; and on the outer forces that shape organizations and society. Goleman’s The Focused Leader won the 2013 McKinsey Award, given each year for the best article in Harvard Business Review.

Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times best sellers list for a year-and-a-half. Named one of the 25 “Most Influential Business Management Books” by Time magazine, it has been translated into 40 languages. Harvard Business Review described emotional intelligence as “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” His follow-up, Working With Emotional Intelligence, outlined the importance of EI in professional settings.

Goleman’s more recent books include Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social RelationshipsEcological Intelligence, and What Makes a Leader. His work on the brain and behavioral science was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and recognized with the Washburn Award and Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association. A former science journalist for The New York Times, he was named to the 2011 and 2013 Thinkers50 list and a top business guru by the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.

This lecture is part of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership’s annual ethics conference. It is free and open to the public.