307: The Science of Emotional Intelligence | Daniel Goleman

How much would your relationships improve if you could up your emotional intelligence game? That phrase, “emotional intelligence” or EQ, entered the lexicon over 25 years ago, when Daniel Goleman wrote a book by the same name. 

In this episode, Daniel Goleman talks about the four components of emotional intelligence and how we can develop these skills in our daily lives.  

Golman is a Harvard-trained psychologist who, along with other contemplative luminaries such as Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and Jon Kabat-Zinn, went to Asia and discovered meditation in the 1960s— making it a huge part of their lives and careers. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • The four components of emotional intelligence, how to develop them, and why these skills matter so much during the middle of a pandemic 
  • Empathy and relationship management in the age of zoom
  • The “marshmallow test” and impulse control
  • A phenomenon he calls, “amygdala hijacks”
  • Why so many Jewish kids in the sixties and seventies got turned on to Buddhism  

Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/daniel-goleman-repost

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