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2007 MAY | Social Intelligence: The latest work from Daniel Goleman - the guru of leadership & emotional intelligence

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May 2007                       MUNJOY HILL OBSERVER           PAGE 11

Social Intelligence:
The latest work from Daniel Goleman - the guru of leadership & emotional intelligence

Social intelligence is the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. In my model of EI, there are four domains: self-awareness, emotional self-management, empathy and social awareness, and social skills -- or managing relationships. And the second two of the those, the empathy and social skill components, are what make up social intelligence.
- Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence

By Ed Democracy

Daniel Goleman wrote the book on “Emotional Intelligence” - literally.  He is fast becoming a household name. The vital importance of emotional intelligence  in  parenting, teaching, management, organizing, and leadership is becoming common knowledge.  After writing “Emotional Intelligence,” Goleman wrote an article for the “Harvard Business Review,” essentially equating leadership & emotional intelligence.

It’s very hard to get people to give their precious time to volunteer for community organizations.  When you get them, you want to keep them.  Social intelligence and sustainable organizing, in large part, are one in the same.   We must understand ourselves and how we interact with various types of people in various types of situations.  We cannot understand others until we understand ourselves.  Love is understanding.  Without love their is nothingness.  We all have better things to do with our time than to feel like we are wasting it or, worse yet, feeding a beastly dynamic that makes everyone miserable.

The good news is that “Social Intelligence:  The New Science of Human Relationships” is available in a bookstore near you!

Please send your thoughts on sustainable organizing, comments & ideas for columns.

Perhaps the main lesson from social intelligence is that we are all part of each other’s inner resources; the social brain links us inextricably. This suggests a new way of thinking about social responsibility: it begins in every interaction, from a casual encounter to being with those we love most dearly, when we act in ways that create beneficial states in the other person.
Daniel Goleman

HELPFUL LINKS:

Daniel Goleman

Social Intelligence
The most fundamental discovery of this new science: We are wired to connect. 

Social Intelligence - WIKIpedia

Transparency is Inevitable

The Neural Power of Leadership: Daniel Goleman on Social Intelligence  


Emotional Intelligence:
…the capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions effectively in others and ourselves.
Daniel Goleman
Emotional Intelligence






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