Ep 105. Daniel Goleman: Meditation Changes the World
“The more hours people put into practicing meditation, the more they showed benefits in their lives generally.”
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and author of the worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence. More recently he is co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. A frequent speaker to businesses of all kinds and sizes, Goleman has worked with leaders around the globe, examining the way social and emotional competencies impact the bottom-line. His articles in the Harvard Business Review are among the most frequently requested reprints of all time. The Focused Leader won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award for best article of the year. Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications, including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, eco-literacy, and the ecological crisis.
Daniel and Stew talk about the many ways in which meditation reaps benefits in all aspects of our lives. Relationships at home and at work improve as we are able to shift focus from self to others with compassion, empathy, and caring. Focus and attention, memory and retention, and productivity are all strengthened as we are calmer and clearer. They talk about the burgeoning interest in meditation and mindfulness and Daniel describes the growing body of evidence demonstrating its benefits. He notes how much can be achieved immediately in just five or ten minutes a day. For how to begin a practice he recommends two apps -- 10% Happier from Dan Harris and Headspace. For information about Goleman and his coaching program, visit www.danielgoleman.info and www.keystepmedia.com.