ATHENS, Ohio (March 16, 2004) -- Internationally renowned psychologist and author Dr. Daniel Goleman will speak at Ohio University Tuesday, April 13, at 8 pm as part of the Kennedy Lecture Series. The event, to be held in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, will be free to the public.
Goleman will speak on Primal Leadership, expounding on concepts from a book he co-authored with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee. Together, they present compelling scientific evidence that a leader's emotional intelligence and mood have an enormous impact on the performance of groups being led and on an organization's bottom line.
Goleman's book "Emotional Intelligence" has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends and does business. Since its release, the book has been a runaway success, achieving bestseller status all over the world. It has been translated into 30 languages, with over 5 million copies in print.
Goleman believes that emotional intelligence, involving emotional balance, persistence, motivation, empathy and social finesse, is a critical indicator of success in life. Although shaped by childhood experience, it can be improved and developed by learning throughout life. He co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center with the mission to help schools introduce emotional literacy courses. To date, thousands of schools around the world have begun to implement such programs.
As a reporter for The New York Times from 1984 to 1996, Goleman has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, he was awarded the America Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and named one of the top ten business intellectuals by the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.
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