The Power of Truth: A Leading with Emotional Intelligence Conversation with Warren Bennis

Version: Unabridged
Author: Daniel Goleman , Warren G. Bennis
Narrator: Warren G. Bennis
Genres: Business & Economics
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: November 2006
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

Introducing an Important New Series of Original Audiobooks:
The ideas expressed in Emotional Intelligence ten years ago have taken on a life of their own. They spurred a movement, with enthusiastic adherents in the business world, in medicine and healthcare, at home, in the field of education and the world at large. Several million people, including business managers, human resource departments, healthcare workers, teachers, parents and students, have applied the ideas and principles expressed in Emotional Intelligence to their fields with tangible and quantifiable results. Leading with Emotional Intelligence Conversations is an ongoing dialogue series that begins with luminaries in the field of business. In the world of business we have only scratched the surface of how principles of emotional intelligence can increase profitability and efficiency in the workplace.
It's in the nature of an organization to want to spin information, but in reality, covering up painful truths can have negative consequences. For the best organizations, it is clear that the future is all about transparency. Businesses and organizations can only win by showing they have integrity. The good news, according to Bennis and Goleman, is that organizations can change, they can choose truth over spin-as long as their leaders have the emotional intelligence to create transparency as a core value and an ultimate goal. Every organization, from small business to large, private and public, can benefit from the lessons and ideas in The Power of Truth.

Author Details

Author Details

Goleman, Daniel

Daniel Goleman consults internationally and lectures frequently to business audiences, professional groups and on college campuses. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman previously was a visiting faculty member at Harvard.

Dr. Goleman's 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than 5 million copies in print worldwide. It has been a best seller throughout the world and was translated into over 30 languages in more than 50 countries.

His 1998 book, Working With Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books), argues that workplace competencies based on emotional intelligence play a far greater role in star performance than do intellect or technical skill, and that both individuals and companies will benefit from cultivating these capabilities. It became an immediate New York Times bestseller.

Dr. Goleman's Nov./Dec. 1998 article in the Harvard Business Review, ?What Makes A Leader?? received the highest reader ratings ever, becoming the best-selling reprint in the history of the HBR. His follow-up article in the March/April 2000 issue of the HBR, ?Leadership That Gets Results,? became another best-selling reprint.

His latest book, the March 2002 release Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, unveils new scientific evidence demonstrating that a leader?s emotional intelligence has an enormous impact on the performance of groups being led and on an organization?s bottom line. Primal Leadership, co-written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, was preceded by a related article by the three co-authors in the December 2001 issue of HBR entitled ?Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance.?

Dr. Goleman co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois, Chicago), with the mission to help schools introduce emotional literacy courses. One mark of the Collaborative?s impact is that thousands of schools around the world have begun to implement such programs.

Dr. Goleman is co-chairman of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based in the School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, which seeks to identify best practices for developing emotional competence.

He has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Born in Stockton, California, Dr. Goleman attended Amherst College, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and graduated magna cum laude. His graduate education was completed at Harvard, where he was a Ford Fellow, and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and personality development. Dr. Goleman now lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with his wife Tara Bennett-Goleman, a psychotherapist. He has two grown sons, two grand-daughters and two nieces.

Bennis, Warren G.

Warren G. Bennis is university professor and founding chairman of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California. He is also chairman of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He has written more than twenty-five books on leadership, change, and creative collaboration including "Leaders", which was recently designated by the "Financial Times" as one of the top 50 business books of all time. His most recent book is "Geeks & Geezers".