21 Mar EQ, Empathy, Oprah and Leadership
I am a fan of Oprah, more so as I unravel my (hopefully) constant evolution. She seems to have a knack for communicating things or asking questions that I am intrigued by, and she interviews people I would love to have coffee with. Yesterday I watched a small portion of her Super Soul Sunday series and she was interviewing Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and science journalist whose main focus has been in the area of Emotional Intelligence. Which is also an area of interest for me.
If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. – Daniel Goleman