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Transform: Habits of Superior Leaders by Daniel J. Siegel, Teresa Amabile, Howard Gardner, Daniel Goleman

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PART ONE: THE LEADER’S MIND, DANIEL SIEGEL AND DANIEL GOLEMAN

The Brain and Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman: I’m here in Santa Monica with my good friend Daniel Siegel, who’s a psychiatrist at UCLA and whose model of the mind and how it operates explains, for me, much of what I’ve been writing about in emotional intelligence. Dan, what I’d love to do with you today is to run by you the model I’ve been working with for several years—and developed over maybe 15 years—and see how that fits with the way you’ve been thinking about human behavior, about life, and about brain function.

So, think of it as a three-tiered building. In the basement is the brain—that’s the black box that you’re going to bring to the table. Above that are the basic ...

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