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Daniel Goleman is an internationally renowned psychologist who regularly lectures to professional groups, corporate audiences and on college campuses. As a science journalist, Goleman spent years covering the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and was a bestseller in many countries. In addition to his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics such as attention, self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, and the ecological crisis.

In Meditation, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, as experts by experience and scientists, report on more than thirty years of research into the lasting effect of meditation, long before meditation became popular in the West. How does meditation affect our brain, our habits, our genes? Can changes be observed in the longer term? Many misconceptions have arisen due to the commercialization of meditation. What is unique about this book is that Goleman and Davidson accurately describe the results of the research into meditation and make a clear distinction between the hard and soft facts that have emerged from experiments with trained meditators. It turns out that more than daily short exercises are needed to have a lasting effect. More than the number of hours, a solid meditation technique, the feedback of a master and an observing attitude towards ourselves count. We can benefit much more from meditation, and the authors convincingly show how.

The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence - which IQ considers the sole measure of a person's abilities - 'a revolutionary, paradigm-destroying idea' and selected its article 'What Makes a Leader' as one of ten 'must-read' articles. are Pages. Emotional Intelligence was named one of the 25 Most Influential Books on Business Management by TIME Magazine. The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Accenture Institute for Strategic Change have named Goleman as one of the most influential business thinkers.

He currently heads the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations ( at Rutgers University. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academics and practitioners of the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence.

Goleman is a board member of the Mind & Life Institute, which fosters dialogues and research collaborations between contemplative practitioners and scientists. Goleman has organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, resulting in the books 'The Power of the Good' and 'Destructive Emotions'.

Goleman's work as a science journalist has been recognized with many awards, including the Washburn Award for Science Journalism, a Lifetime Career Award from the American Psychological Association, and he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of his communicating science to the general public.

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