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The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights by Daniel Goleman

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Introduction

Back in 1995, just before my book Emotional Intelligence came out, I remember thinking that I would have succeeded if one day I happened to overhear two strangers talking, and one used the term ‘emotional intelligence’ – and the other knew what it meant. That would signal that the concept of emotional intelligence, or EI (the term I favor instead of the popularization “EQ”) had become a meme, a new idea that had entered the culture. Today EI has far exceeded that expectation, proving a powerful model for education in the form of social/emotional learning, and recognized as a fundamental ingredient of outstanding leadership, as well as an active agent in a fulfilling life.

When I wrote Emotional Intelligence I was harvesting a decade ...

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