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RWH039: Optimal Performance w/ Daniel Goleman

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In this episode, William Green brings back Daniel Goleman, author of “Emotional Intelligence,” an iconic book that’s sold over 5 million copies. Here, Dan talks about his new book, “Optimal: How to Sustain Personal & Organizational Excellence Every Day.” He explains how to master the skills of emotional intelligence to become more productive, more effective, calmer, & happier. 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

00:00 – Intro

04:55 – Why Daniel Goleman seeks sustainable excellence, not a “flow” state.

10:44 – How Peter Lynch illustrates the dangers of driving yourself too hard.

15:54 – Why companies need emotionally intelligent leaders.

17:23 – How to boost creative thinking by allowing yourself time to relax.

32:02 – Why EQ trumps IQ in the professional world.

34:21 – How to enhance the foundational skill of self-awareness.

37:08 – How to become a better listener.

48:39 – What the Dalai Lama told Dan about self-compassion.

49:27 – How emotional self-management enhances decision making.

50:42 – How to recover from stress & avoid burnout.

1:08:50 – How to build focused attention in a wildly distracting world.

Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences.

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