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Curing the Common Cold of Leadership: Poor Listening
Leaders today are beset by overwhelming demands – scheduled every 15 minutes through the day, with an incoming barrage of messages via phone, email, texts, and knocks on the door. Who has time to pay full attention to the person you’re with? And yet it is in the moments of total attention that interpersonal chemistry occurs. This is when what we say has the most impact, when we can come up with the most fruitful ideas and collaborations, when negotiations and brainstorms are most productive. And it all starts with listening, turning our attention fully to the person we are with.
Mirabai Bush's Mindful Response To Frustration And Impatience At Work
Pausing, even for three breaths, before reacting to a difficult situation is a form of patience. Patience includes perseverance and acceptance of truth. And it also allows us to not return harm, rather than merely enduring a difficult situation. It helps us control our emotions even when we are deeply frustrated.
How to Start Being at Peace with Food
Regardless of your particular predicament with food, weight and body image, chances are you want to change. You want to feel or look better. You want to not struggle anymore. But where -- and more importantly, how -- do you start? And more importantly, make sustainable change?
PsychCentral: Being at Peace with Food
Q&A with Brandt Passalacqua and Elisha Goldstein about mindful eating, and managing emotions around weight loss and body image.
Teaching mindfulness in organizations
Working with Mindfulness author, Mirabai Bush, wrote an article for the NY Times Preoccupations column on teaching meditation techniques to organizations.
Mindfulness over multitasking at work
Google adviser Mirabai Bush is featured in the latest Investors.com article about the benefits of choosing mindfulness over multitasking at work.
Daniel Goleman: Spotting Toxic Emotions Before They Infect You At Work
A leader’s attitude rubs off on his team, either enhancing or impeding the group’s overall performance.
Working with Mindfulness: Tricycle Interviews Mirabai Bush
Tricycle’s Alex Caring-Lobel and Emma Varvaloucas caught up with Bush by email last month to find out about her new CD, Working with Mindfulness, an hour of guided exercises developed and narrated by Bush herself. The CD, which covers everything from “emailing with intention” to “workplace kindness,” can help practitioners transition their practice from the cushion to the workaday world. Below, Bush talks about what an enlightened workforce would look like and discusses how she successfully brings spiritual ethos into a secular context.
The Mindful Office
Mindful.org reviewed Mirabai Bush's CD Working with Mindfulness. The CD incorporates techniques she shared with successful mega-companies such as Google and Monsanto. The article includes a link to a free sample track from the CD.
Harvard's Bill George: A Model of 21st Century Leadership
Warren Bennis profiles Harvard's Bill George in Business Week. Both Bennis and George are featured in Daniel Goleman's Leadership: A Master Class: www.morethansound.net/store/morethansound-net/leadership-a-master-class/prod_294.html
Mirabai Bush | The Work of Compassionate Action
Mirabai Bush has led an incredible life–an incredible life doing incredible work, and there is much to be said about the people she has met, the journeys she has made (both literal and figurative), and the work she has done. Simply listing some of the people who’ve influenced her and with whom she’s worked (including, S.N. Goenka, Ram Dass, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sharon Salzberg) and the ways in which she’s influenced the lives of others (her business innovations, based on mindfulness practice, have been written about in Newsweek, Inc., and Fortune; she’s a founding board member of the SEVA Foundation; she has taught numerous workshops rooted in spiritual practice, etc.), would take up a long page. Discussing those aspects of her life, and how each of those things and people has made her who she is today, would be enough for a good-sized book.
Be more mindful for a better workplace
Mirabai Bush, author of Working with Mindfulness, shares mindfulness techniques that can help employees thrive.
10 Things Every Teacher Needs to Know About Emotions and Learning
By this point, it ought to be common sense that one’s emotions certainly hold influence over academic and professional performances. Savvy teachers and bosses, however, know that the reality exists as far more nuanced than one blanket statement implies. As such, they should probably read up on the subject, particularly as it pertains to common and not-so-common mental health and neurological conditions.
Mindfulness: Using Your Brain To Beat Stress
Psychologist Ellen Langer has spent 30 years researching mindfulness, which she describes as the process of letting go of preconceived notions and acting on new observations. Her ideas revolutionized the field of social psychology, and her work is now used from battlefields to schools to hospitals.
Google’s Search Inside Yourself Course Adviser Adapts Exercises for Working with Mindfulness CD
Mirabai Bush, co-founder of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, created mindfulness trainings for the workplace based on traditional Buddhist practices to help reduce stress, increase productivity, and encourage creative problem solving.
Daniel Goleman’s Classic Book The Meditative Mind Now Available in Digital Format
E-Book version includes author’s new introduction, updated content of this ‘traveler’s guide’ of the main meditative traditions.
Mindfulness-Based Professional Development Tools for Educators and Counselors
More Than Sound Releases Audio and Videos from the First UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth conference; over 20 hours of presentations and workshops with clinicians, educators and researchers.
Daniel Goleman’s Wired to Connect: Dialogues on Social Intelligence Now Available in E-Book Format
Includes Dr. Goleman’s conversations with renowned thinkers on social intelligence including neuroscientist Richard Davidson, Ph.D. and multiple intelligence theorist Howard Gardner, Ph.D.
Mental Health Experts Patricia Gerbarg, MD & Richard P. Brown, MD Release Breath~Body~Mind
Companion Audio to How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care and Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults & Clinicians includes new findings on integrative approaches to manage stress-related disorders.
Daniel Goleman on Asian philosophy and EI
A lesser-known aspect of Mr. Goleman’s work is how it draws from Asian philosophy. He spoke with the WASJ about that, as well as his own path to emotional intelligence.
The Sweet Spot for Achievement
Daniel Goleman's new Psychology Today article explores the relationship between stress and optimal performance.
Meditation: the key to effective leadership?
What do Steve Jobs, Ray Dalio, Bill George, Marc Beinoff and Phil Jackson have in common? They are visionaries, have been known to lead and inspire teams, and have achieved significant success in their professional lives. They have one more thing in common – meditation. Could their focus on contemplative practices have something to do with their huge successes?
Is your boss ruining your weekend?
Leaders have an emotional responsibility to help prime emotions in a better direction. There are many studies showing that if the leader is in a bad mood, followers catch it and their work suffers; if in a good one, then the good mood spreads and performance improves.
How to work with someone you hate
Working with someone you hate can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Daniel Goleman offers tips to overcome this common challenge.
The Right Brain State for the Job
When it comes to personal effectiveness, we need to be in the best internal state for the task at hand, and every internal state has its advantages and downsides.
Interview with Daniel Goleman: What makes a leader?
Once you’re in a high level situation, IQ matters less in distinguishing stars from average performers. It is the interpersonal skills that make the difference.
Holidays: They're supposed to be fun
Holiday stress has become an inevitable hallmark of the season. But it's nothing to take lightly. Strained minds and bodies can aggravate family tensions, deepen depression and lead to illness.
Daniel Goleman for Psychology Today Holiday Stress-Reduction Techniques
Whenever we feel stressed out, that's a signal that our brain is pumping out stress hormones. If sustained over not just days and weeks, but months and years, those hormones can ruin our health and make us a nervous wreck.
Daniel Goleman for TIME Magazine
Daniel Goleman on the myth of emotional intelligence.
Daniel Goleman HBR Blog: The Must-Have Leadership Skill
Why does social intelligence emerge as the make-or-break leadership skill set? For one, leadership is the art of accomplishing goals through other people.
Daniel Goleman: Leader to Leader Q&A
Dr. Goleman's latest book, Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence pulls together some of his most insightful work on this useful topic.
Forbes Q&A with Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman talks with Dan Schawbel about emotional intelligence versus IQ, his competency framework, and more. Dr. Goleman's latest book is called Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence (Selected Writings).
Do Happier People Work Harder?
Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival.
Loosen the reins, boss
Many managers assume that just calling people into a high-demand brainstorming session will get everyone’s best ideas out on the table. That is dead wrong, according to new research on the creative process.
Keeping Calm Under Pressure More Valued Than High IQ
Surveys show that EQ trumps IQ among hiring managers.
Daniel Goleman interview in Wharton
Although Goleman says emotional intelligence is gaining importance in business institutions, he recognizes that this is happening at a different pace in different countries.
Tricycle Q&A with Awake at the Wheel Author Michele McDonald
Tricycle spoke with Michele McDonald about practice, teaching, and her CD “Awake at the Wheel: Mindful Driving,” which presents vipassana meditation instructions for drivers.
Wildmind Buddhist Meditation Review of Mindful Driving
wildmind.org's astute review of Awake at the Wheel.
Daniel Goleman's Review of Awake at the Wheel: Mindful Driving
Daniel Goleman on the benefits of mindfulness while driving.
Save With Green Review of Dhamma Gita!
A great review of Dhamma Gita by the good folks at savewithgreen.com!
Mindsight - A Potent Skill That Can Help Us Rewire our Brain and Live Life to the Fullest
Dr. Daniel Siegel helps us to understand how it is that we can harness the power of our minds for personal transformation.
ARPA-E Announces $106M in Futuristic Projects:Greentech Media
The Department of Energy recently announced $106 Million in funding, for 37 experimental projects that could change the ways we think of alternative energy
Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia
Visit this link to Edutopia and read about Project Based Classrooms and how they are changing the way that our students learn.
Shambhala Sun Audio: Listen to music from Buddhism’s new generation
Shambhala Sun offers a very complete review Dhamma Gita - complete with sound clips and insights into the inspiration behind some of the tracks.
Peter Senge Talks with the MIT Sloan Management Review
What would it take to get rid of disposable cups? That was a question MIT Sloan senior lecturer Peter Senge raised in an interesting keynote address this morning at the MIT Sustainability Summit 2010.
A "Hamburger Helper" for Diesel Fuel
Advanced Refining Concepts, a company from Reno, Nevada, has developed a way to make diesel fuel even more efficient: by infusing it with natural gas.
How Green is My iPad?
In a Op-Ed for the New York Times Daniel Goleman and Gregory Norris discuss the human health and environmental implications of Apple's new tablet computer, using life-cycle analysis to compare each step of its manufacture, use, and disposal to that of a normal book.
The science of healthy minds brings Dalai Lama to UW-Madison
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to its public grand-opening celebration Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16.
Will Wal-Mart's Sustainability Index Actually Work?
"When every package is awash in claims of using less plastic and water, a standardized measure would separate sustainability lightweights from products that truly deserve their green halo."
Copenhagen: Sustainable Business's Chicken/Egg Problem
Business leaders need to spend more time on delivering attractive, low-cost, low-carbon solutions, and less on waiting for some document to be signed.
New Certification Requires Companies to do Good
B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Read more at http://www.bcorporation.net
Richard Boyatzis Webcast at the Human Capital Institute
Boyatzis will host HCI's Webcast "Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion," to be held December 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET.
Good Guide and Alice.com team up
...to tell consumers what's really in their shopping baskets.
The Truth About Lying
One of our best selling authors, Paul Ekman, is featured in this article from The National.
Are Fruit Loops a "Smart Choice"?
From Dara O'Rourke's blog at GoodGuide.com
Earthster, the Next Sustainability Rating Tool
Gregory Norris (who is featured in our Ecological Awareness series) is the man behind Earthster, a revolutionary new software designed for product managers who want to optimize the sustainability of their supply chain.
Dara O'Rourke in the CSMonitor
An interesting article on Good Guide from the folks at the Christian Science Monitor
The Age of Eco-Angst
New blog post at the New York Times by Dan Goleman
Sigg water bottles were never BPA free
A lesson in transparency - Dara O'Rourke explains what happens when a company opts not to release information about what is really in their products.
Free Webinar with Daniel Goleman
Hear Goleman live on September 21, from 1:30 to 2:45 discussing the environmental implications of consumerism...
Wal-Mart Ready to Set Off an Ecological Earthquake
Two of our authors, Gregory Norris (creator of Earthster) & Dara O'Rourke (creator of GoodGuide) have been tapped by Wal-Mart to help them create a sustainability index that will rate every product on their shelves on its ecological impact.
Meditation on a Coke Can
The converging ideas behind Buddhism and industrial ecology...
Face the Facts
New research says facial expressions are "not global"...
Ecological Awareness reviewed on Treehugger
Treehugger Radio: "a look behind the veil at the true cost of what we buy"...
Problems Plague Hudson Cleanup
How secure is your right to a life free of environmental contaminants?
How Sustainable is "Organic"?
More Than Sound's own Lyon Graulty has published this article on food sustainability for the Boston Green Scene...
Mind Boggling Meditation
An essay, Meditation and the Neuroscience of Consciousness, co-authored by Richard Davidson...
For The Better Good
Grag Norris', Earthster, was honored at OSCON 2009 for his work with Open Source...
More Than Words
An article on facial expression and communication...
Buddhism and Biotechies
Richard Davidson's work is making some very serious leeway in main stream research...
Fantasy Takes Flight
Edutopia features an Alabama kindergarten class and their study of South America...
A write up on Dan Goleman and Richard Boyatzis' article, "The Biology of Leadership"...
In an age where unlimited communication is the norm, is free speech on the decline?
People are demanding to know detailed information about what they are consuming...
Green Innovation For Business Unconference
Mark your calendar! Wednesday Aug.5, The Environmental Defense Fund and Ashoka are organizing events...check to see if they're in your neck of the woods!
Inside Guantanamo Bay
Naomi Wolf ventures down to Guitmo and shares her experience...
Subsidy Versus Revenue
Clay Shirky talks about future possibilities regarding newspapers...
Air Pollution Linked to Low IQ
Commonweal and EWG reveal new research on the correlation between IQ and infant development...
Peer-reviewed article on Facial Animation...
Happiest Man Alive
Latest Goleman article about happiness and the brain...
Ekman's work is being used to study a new field...Gelotophobia...
Prediction: Bumpy Road Ahead
A review of Clay Shirky's lead article, "Not An Upgrade, An Upheaval"...
Got What It Takes?
Dig deep. It's time to find out if you're ready to start your own business...
The Public Has Spoken
Clay Shirky's latest essay on the ever changing landscape of social media and journalism...
The Grades Are In
Paul Ekman looks at the first season of Fox's, Lie To Me, and tallies up his scorecard...
Dara O'Rourke is interviewed by TechNation...
Khoda-Fez To Business As Usual
Naomi Wolf explores historical instances where sustained mass protest proves more powerful than the powers that be...
Howard Gardner essay on the importance of probing and valuing the construction of disciplines...
Cradle To Grave
Greg Norris points out that we, as 'conscious consumers', need to take it a step further...
Changing Malaysia, One Mind At A Time
Howard Gardner spoke about 'Nurturing the Design of a Better Future' in Kuala Lumpur...
We *Heart* Humanity
Daniel Goleman discusses men and women and their surprisingly similar EQ ...
Ready, Steady, Move!
Brain research along with Howard Gardner's MI theory encourages the relationship between parent and child...
Howard Gardner and others explain why engaging your staff "may be the single most powerful CEO weapon"...
Our brainwave patterns have a lot to do with healing, thresholds for stress and empathy...
Daniel Goleman and Siegel are cited for their work on looking at 'mind-body' connections...
My Health, My Choice, My Right
Clay Shirky and others endorse The Declaration of Health Data Rights...
Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis show that a boss who elicits laughter, often has a better team...
Changing Your Underwear...Far Easier Than Changing Your Mind
Howard Gardner to speak in Kuala Lumpur on 'Changing Minds' in order to meet future challenges...
Some Kids Are Just...Dumb?
Debate on whether we should forget Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory...or not...
O'Rourke and others testimony has been heard and the long haul to find a universal definition to what it means to be 'green', is under way...
Paul Ekman's facial interpretations have Gladwell hypothesizing on Autism...
'It's Too Easy Being Green'
Dara O'Rourke testifies before the Energy and Commerce Department...
Kudos For Cogitation
Many treatments that were once thought to be full of hot air are finally being backed by substantial funding...
Meditation Goes Mainstream
Richard Davidson's research with meditation and the brain continues to grow while new research shows that 1 in 11 Americans have meditated in the last year...
'It's The Internet, Stupid'
Clay Shirky and other experts urge the FCC to focus on the Internet for their upcoming National Broadband Plan...
'Single Mom Chic-101'
Naomi Wolf paints a portrait of a self-directed, no apologies necessary, traditionally male dominated lifestyle...
Naomi Wolf questions the motives of the Bush Administration in hosting a "red-carpet" viewing of Abu Ghraib video and pics...
Bar Brawls and Berry Gathering
Wolf on new studies showing men and women differ in more ways than had once been accepted...
Bloody Hands Cross Partisan Lines
Naomi Wolf on the infamous Torture Memo's and her take on who's to blame...
A Remedy for Newspaper Asphyxiation?
A panel in Baltimore is scheduled to meet and discuss possible solutions to the newspaper crises...
Of Mice and Minds
Fast-spiking interneurons have been found to regulate gamma rhythm in mice...
Mom Was Wrong, It's Not Always Rude to Stare
Ekman and Rosenberg disseminate reactions to those with facial deformities...
Toyota...The New World Model?
Goleman looks to executives to embrace radical transparency in their business strategy...
Paul Ekman in The New Yorker
Ekman's development as a young psychologist is detailed...
Dara O'Rourke featured in NYT
O'Rourke's Good Guide is continuing to be a hit among consumers and professionals, alike...
Michael Lerner Transcript for BIONEER 2009 Conference
Lerner discusses health in a sustainable world...
Richard Davidson on Science and the Dalai Lama
Get to know Davidson and his life's work...
Naomi Wolf on Differing Visions
Wolf argues that rather than "proselytizing 'our' feminism", we ought to find our own misgivings...
Daniel Goleman on Stonyfield Farm's Approach to Sustainability
Goleman's on the look-out for companies that are doing more than making a superficial attempt at 'going green'...
Paul Ekman's Forty Year Reasearch Project
Ekman has been working for decades on revealing micro expressions and what they truly signal...
Clay Shirky on the End of An Era
Shirky talks media and its rapid evolution...
Paul Ekman...'The Human Lie Machine'
Ekman on his life work and his latest endeavor, Lie To Me...
Michael Lerner in 'Death by Rubber Duckie'
Daniel Goleman gives kudos to Lerner and Commonweal in his latest Huffington Post piece...
Daniel Goleman Article
Goleman on the 'Radical Transparency' Movement...
Clay Shirky's, Here Comes Everybody, Review
Jay Robb of TheSpec.com reviews Shirky's latest book and concludes, "Shirky's book is well worth a very careful read"...
Naomi Wolf Q&A Transcript
Wolf answers pointed questions about her supposed Michelle Obama 'bashing' and clarifies her motives...
Howard Gardner's MI Theory Continues to Inspire
Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory serves as a foundation for parents and psychologists alike, in helping children realize their best self...
Richard Davidson Findings on Buddhist Thought and Modern Neuroscience
Davidson and the Dalai Lama exhibit new findings at the Society for Neuroscience...
Daniel Goleman on 'Empathy'
Goleman discusses Obama's desire to have a Supreme Court Justice with 'empathy' as a prevailing characteristic...
Daniel Goleman and Greg Norris in NYTimes
Daniel Goleman and Greg Norris expose the truth behind water bottles and their impact on the world
Daniel Goleman Interview with O Magazine
Goleman gets candid about "Greenwashing" and what we as consumers can do to guide manufacturers down a greener, more sustainable path
Daniel Goleman in Time Magazine
Golemanâ€™s newest book, Ecological Intelligence, is hailed as one of the top â€˜10 Ideas Changing the World Todayâ€™
Daniel Goleman Article
Goleman shares a few anecdotes coupled with great websites that help ensure safe shopping as well as the knowledge that we can all choose to â€œvote with our dollars for a better worldâ€?
Daniel Goleman Newsweek Article
Goleman articulates the importance of understanding LCA and helps to reinforce the reality that consumers have the power to â€œshift the market toward ecologicalâ€? ingenuity
Daniel Goleman's, Ecological Intelligence, Review
Jerry Adler, of "The Daily Beast" evaluates Goleman's newest work and surmises, You will never look at "paper or plastic"? the same way
Daniel Goleman Engagement at Boulder Bookstore
Goleman will be discussing his book, Ecological Intelligence, on May 19th at 7:30pm in Boulder, CO
Daniel Goleman Interview with "Scientific American"
Goleman talks to David Biello about why eco intelligence is imperative and how "Radical Transparency" will empower consumers to make smart choices
Daniel Goleman Engagement in NYC
Goleman will be sitting down with Gary Hirshberg on May 6 at the 92nd St. Y to discuss the â€˜Green Revolutionâ€™
Daniel Goleman Engagement at Dominican University of California
Goleman will be discussing his book, Ecological Intelligence, on May 13th at 7pm in San Rafael, CA
Daniel Goleman Engagement at Harvard Book Store
Goleman will be discussing his book, Ecological Intelligence, on May 5th at 7pm in Cambridge, MA
Howard Gardner Interview
Gardner is interviewed by Dan Schewbel and discusses everything from his Multiple Intelligence Theory to ethics and Obama.
George Lucas on economy
Lucas speaks about the failing economy and Obama's recovery plan
George Lucas' new film, Red Tails
Lucas is writing and producing a new film on the Tuskegee Airmen entitled, Red Tails
Clay Shirky on 'Medical Justice'
Shirky discusses a new physicians service called Medical Justice and argues it is a futile attempt at censoring collective action.
Naomi Wolf on the post Bush era
Wolf writes on the Bush Administration and their past efforts for securing power and candidly reports on her initial reaction to the unveiled secret memos.
Richard Davidson Podcast at the 2009 Upaya Conference: Part 2
Davidson discusses his work with long-term Buddhist practitioners
Richard Davidson Podcast at the 2009 Upaya Conference: Part 1
Davidson discusses the relationship between the brain and meditation
Clay Shirky Interview
Shirky is very witty in this brief interview
Paul Ekman on the A-Rod Scandal
Ekman critiques the 2007 Katie Couric interview with Alex Rodriguez and makes candid observations
Paul Ekman on Darwin
Ekman theorizes that Darwin's view on compassion and emotion were directly inspired by Tibetan Buddhism
George Lucas is awarded the Lincoln Medal at the re-opening of the Ford Theater
Lucas was honored for his efforts to improve schools and urges President Obama to place education as a top priority
Daniel Siegel talks about transgendered children on Dr. Phil
Siegel talks about the emotional frailty and necessity of therapeutic support for parents whose children may be undergoing gender transitioning
Clay Shirky on why small installments won't save the newspaper industry
Shirky predicts that micropayments made by subscribers will not be enough for online journalism
Clay Shirky talks to Joshua M Ross about the FASTForward '09 Seminar
Shirky and Ross review the seminar and his talk on how 'Group action just got much easier'
Shirky as a keynote speaker at UNICEF's fifth annual 'Web4Dev'
Shirky will be speaking at the conference from Feb 11-13, 2009
Paul Ekman visits "Lie To Me" set
Ekman's presense often inspires a nervous Tim Roth, director of the new TV series, "Lie to Me".
Scientific American - "Green" Is a Mirage
Goleman explores how the rigorous assessment of the entire life cycle of a product reveals its costs and trade-offs
Dara O'Rourke's 'Good Guide' raises 3.73 Million
O'Rourke's project to help consumers make environmentally sound purchases has brought in considerable funds.
Naomi Wolf's The End of America
Wolf's controversial work has inspired an even more controversial documentary that was just released in the UK on Jan. 19, the day before Obama's inauguration.
Tim Roth's character in "Lie to Me" based on Paul Ekman.
Fox's new primetime drama draws on Paul Ekman's work.
Clay Shirky on the Future of Newspapers and Digital Media
Shirky talks with The Guardian Newspaper about the future of media.
Clay Shirky in the Columbia Journalism Review
"There's always a new Luddism whenever there's change."
Dara O'Rourke discusses the SCAN Project
O'Rourke talks to Eric Leech of Planet Green about his new SCAN project - enabling consumers to instantly know the social and environmental impacts of products they buy through their cellphones.
Clay Shirky on the Colbert Report
Clay discusses his new book, and encourages the Colbert Nation to do something interesting with Doritos bags.
Howard Gardner on Five Minds for the Future
Garner is interviewed by Des Dearlove of Management-Issues.com on his book, Five Minds for the Future.
Dara O'Rourke featured on WIRED.com
One of our favorite magazines with a profile on Dara and GoodGuide.
Clay Shirky and Daniel Goleman on Email
Shirky and Goleman compare the advantages and weigh the costs of email versus live communication.
Richard Davidson, the Dali Lama, and Neurobiology
also from WIRED
Greg Norris on Building Green
A practical introduction to LCA
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Dr. Richard Davidson: Working with Mindfulness webinar
Mirabai Bush, co-founder of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and a key adviser to Google's Search Inside Yourself curriculum, hosts a free, monthly one-hour webinar series called Working with Mindfulness: Research and Practice of Mindful Techniques in Organizations. Presented by publisher More Than Sound (www.morethansound.net), this webcast features a discussion with neuroscientist and author Dr. Richard Davidson, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topics for this installment of the series includes: - Dr. Davidson's research on meditation as it relates to happiness, distraction, neuroplasticity and recovering from negative information; - Discussion of key findings from his latest book The Emotional Life of Your Brain. Register for the free monthly webinar here: www.morethansound.net/WWMWebinar.php
More On ‘Good Work’ with Howard Gardner and Daniel Goleman
We introduced Howard Gardner‘s concept of Good Work here on the podcast a few months ago, with an excerpt from Wired To Connect. For the series Leadership: A Master Class, Daniel Goleman spoke with Gardner once more. This excerpt from that conversation explores the Good Work concept, from the perspectives of business leaders and employees, in more depth.
Daniel Goleman - Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman's Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence -- Selected Writings is the author's first comprehensive collection of his key actionable findings on leadership. This often-cited, proven-effective material is essential for stellar management, performance and innovation. The collection makes available his most sought-after writings in one single volume.
Working with Mindfulness
VIDEO: Google's Search Inside Yourself course adviser Mirabai Bush talks about introduction mindfulness techniques into the workplace.
Misconceptions of mindfulness
Mirabai Bush caught up with Stephany Tlalka, Mindful.org's digital editor, this September. In this interview, Mirabai talks about bringing mindfulness and contemplative practices to a broader, secular audience and the common misconceptions people have about mindfulness (namely, that you have to empty your mind and be completely calm all of the time). Mindfulness practice is discussed towards the end of the video, as Stephany asks Mirabai how "observing your thoughts without judgement" actually works.
Use meditation to break the stress cycle
Excerpt from Daniel Goleman's The Meditative Mind.
VIDEO: The brain and stress
Studies show correlations between stress arousal on performance. Boredom and disengagement trigger too little of the stress hormones secreted by the HPA axis - and performance lags. As we get more motivated and engaged, "good stress" brings us to the optimal zone, where we perform at our best. If the challenges get too great and we become overwhelmed, we go into the zone of burnout, where stress hormone levels get too high and hamper performance.
How can EI help during trying times?
The relationship between performance and stress is an interesting one. When stress is low, performance is low. This means that people are not involved. So there is a good form of stress; this can range from low to high with regards to performance. A high performing company needs their employees to experience some of this "good stress".
VIDEO: More Than Sound on Mass Appeal - Overcoming holiday stress
More Than Sound appeared on WWLP's Mass Appeal to talk about natural ways to overcome holiday stress.
How to motivate a demotivated person
Daniel Goleman talks with Anthony Gell from LeadersIn about emotional intelligence and motivation.
VIDEO: Daniel Goleman on EQ and Leadership
The Emotional Intelligence Network on LinkedIN submitted questions for this interview on 21st Century Leadership and the role of emotional intelligence for leaders to be more effective. Daniel Goleman is the bestselling author of numerous books on this subject. Joshua Freedman is a founder and leader of the world's most extensive network supporting effective implementation of emotional intelligence - www.6seconds.org
What is emotional intelligence? A series of 18 chapters by Daniel Goleman.
Dr. Goleman discusses emotional intelligence, which is defined as how we handle ourselves and how we handle our relationships. EI has four parts which are: self- awareness, managing your emotions, empathy and greater effectiveness in a relationship.
Daniel Goleman on Empathy and Email
The new field of social neuroscience shows that when two people talk face-to-face, their brains form an instant connection. Not so with life online. There's a "negativity bias" to emails. What you thought was a neutral message can be perceived as hostile by the recipient. Daniel Goleman talks about employing empathy with your email communication.
Worry in the Workplace
Perform at your best - even in the worst work environments.
Innovation and Engagement Leadership with Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman interview on Blog Talk Radio.
Daniel Goleman on Creative Breakthroughs
Creative breakthroughs are essential to innovation, but how do they happen? What are the ingredients for those moments to arise? In this clip Daniel Goleman explains 3 steps to a breakthrough including the conditions for an "Aha!" moment.
Tina Antolini's Mindful Driving Testimonial
Tina talks about her experience of driving mindfully.
Kelsey Flynn's Testimonial for Awake at the Wheel
Kelsey Flynn shares her first mindful driving experience.
ECOBUDDHISM :: Ecological Intelligence Video
Daniel Goleman speaks on Ecological Intelligence and how Knowing the Hidden Impacts of what we buy can change everything
Daniel J. Siegel speaks at TEDxBlue
Dr. Daniel Siegel explores the neural mechanisms beneath social and emotional intelligence and how these can be cultivated through reflective practices that focus on the inner nature of the mind.
Bookmark and Share Daniel Goleman and Dara O’Rourke on NPR’s On Point
Daniel Goleman and Dara O’Rourke discuss emerging technologies that reveal the hidden societal, environmental and health impacts of products we buy. If you missed this on NPR, you can still find out more about consumer awareness and radical transparency.
Richard Davidson in New PBS Series
This Emotional Life, a new TV series from PBS, is including contributions from Richard Davidson, one of the best-selling authors at More Than Sound.
Clay Shirky at TED on institution vs. collaboration
"How do groups get anything done?" asks Clay Shirky at the start of this clip, in which he discusses group dynamics in the digital age.
New Wes Nisker Video
“Mr. Nisker places today's headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, and thereby offers us the relief and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring. This is timeless truth, and seriously funny.” – SF Chronicle
Daniel Goleman on Sea Change Radio
On this week’s Sea Change Radio, Host Bill Baue speaks with Daniel Goleman about his new book, Ecological Intelligence.
Daniel Siegel on the Mind
At this Google TechTalk, Daniel Siegel gives a clear and engaging presentation on the complex concept of the mind.
Daniel Goleman interview with The Harvard Business Review
Daniel Goleman discusses how our understanding and practice of social and emotional intelligence can determine organizational success
Preview of CNBC's Piece on Wal-Mart's New Sustainability Inititiative
"The NEW Age of Walmart," a CNBC Original, Wednesday September 23 9p ET | 6p PT
Daniel Goleman interview with The Business Voice
The eastern culture and the western culture varies greatly - so how can we bridge the gap when doing business across the world?
Eric Giler demos wireless electricity at the TED conference
Say goodbye to batteries and tangled wires?
Clay Shirky - The Ideas Project
The new role of emotion in an increasingly immediate media culture
Living Inside the box
New sustainable building methods: build your home out of those giant metal shipping containers that were otherwise destined for the landfill...
'United States Of Stupid'
Naomi Wolf on O'Reilly's 'The Factor'...
Clay Shirky's keynote address at the 2009 SES Conference...
Howard Gardner breaks down M.I. and explains why it's so important...
The End Of America...MOVIE!!
Watch the documentary inspired by Naomi Wolf's best-selling book...
Obama No Better
Naomi Wolf talks to Russia Today on how Obama seems to be perpetuating the Bush Administration's torture policies...
Blueprint For Repression
Naomi Wolf talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about The End of America...
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy
Richard Davidson interview on how malleable our brains are and thus capable of learning how to be happy...
Clay Shirky talks to The Big Money about the new landscape of producer versus consumer...
Fight. For The Right...To TXT
Clay Shirky talks about how Twittering, Texting and Facebook activity exposes events, culture and politics in real time...
Children's Success Hinges On Social Intelligence
Dr. Dan Siegel talks with the HAWN Foundation on mindfulness and the brain...
Why Is Leadership Important, Again??
Richard Boyatzis talks to James Lush and explains why we need stellar leaders ...
Subsidy and Second Wave Economy
Clay Shirky forecasts the function of new age social media...
'Riveting Talks By Remarkable People'
The US State Dept recently hosted their first TED event in which Clay Shirky was a guest speaker...
Web Reflects World Realities
Clay Shirky and John Markoff discuss how far the Internet has come and how much more work is to be done...
Paul Ekman and Lie To Me Director, Josh Singer, at the APS Conference...
The Swine Flu Ripple, More Popular Than Fudge
Clay Shirky, of Nokia's Project Ideas, talks about how media has the capacity to instantly reverberate emotion world wide...
Radical Transparency For Dummies
Daniel Goleman talks to Bill Moyers about the hidden impacts of products...
WANTED: Viagra For American Activism
Wolf talks candidly on civil liberties, the Constitution and why free speech is dangling by a noose...
Tweens on Twitter, Texting and Technology
There is a revolution brewing and some schools are embracing it...
Dr. Dan Siegel on Mindsight
Siegel examines links between the mind, the brain and personal relationships...
Naomi Wolf One On One Interview
Wolf is interviewed by Riz Khan of Al Jazeera...
Clay Shirky, Us Now Video
Shirky and Don Tapscott on mass collaboration through the Web...
Dr. Dan Siegel on Oprah Radio
Siegel and Dr. Oz discuss overcoming trauma...
Richard Davidson Video
20/20 expose on Davidson's research, entitled, "Do You Have A Happy Brain?"...
Michael Lerner at Bioneers Conference
Lerner is the key note speaker and discusses "Ecological medicine"...
Howard Gardner Video on 'Ethics'
Gardner discusses ethics in a new society where social networking is continually expanding...
'Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth' Video
This is a great video that takes you through the recycling process...
Daniel Goleman Video on Eco Intelligence
Goleman on the importance of being a product savvy consumer...
Clay Shirky Video
Shirky discusses non-profits and NGO's
Dara O'Rourkes Good Guide iPhone application is reviewed
O'Rourkes Good Guide application is reviewed
How Benjamin Button Got His Face
Learn how Paul Ekman was vital to Ed Ulbrich's digital recreation of Brad Pitt.
Clay Shirky:'It's not Information Overload, It's Filter Failure'
Clay Shirky discusses the difference between the amount of information people receive and how they decide what to pay attention to.
Richard Davidson on the neural effects of Social and Emotional Learning
Richard Davidson on the neural effects of Social and Emotional Learning
Richard Davidson's talk 'Be Happy Like a Monk'
Richard Davidson's talk 'Be Happy Like a Monk'
A review of Richard Boyatzis from Web Marketing Watch
A review of Richard Boyatzis from Web Marketing Watch
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Teaching Teens Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills
As more learning takes place in group and team settings, many teachers have observed that unless we help them tackle personal and social challenges, many will never fully engage and will not fulfill their potential. The good news is that the team approach to teaching emotional intelligence skills has shown great promise.
The Big Blind Spot - Eating Issues For Meditators
How do we use our meditation practice to shift our complex relationship with food?
Protect yourself from stress
Being in the grip of distress not only feels bad – it cripples our ability to work effectively. The trick is insulating ourselves from that negativity, or recovering from it if we do feel badly. Here the EI tools are self-awareness and self-regulation. Self-awareness lets us recognize when those distressing feelings are beginning to build. Self-regulation tells us what to do about it so we don’t end up being emotionally hijacked.
Mindful Driving Exercise
Trying to kick that texting-while-driving habit? Or do you want to stop spacing out when behind the wheel? Longtime meditation instructor, Michele McDonald, has developed several mindfulness exercises that you can practice safely while driving. This is a great way to learn how to be mindful.
Daniel Goleman's Relaxation Technique for Huffington Post
Since there’s no universal antidote to stress –- and no single way we experience stress -– Dr. Dan Goleman suggests that people are more likely to keep up with a regular relaxation practice if it fits their style and situation.
Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD
"Continuous partial attention" prevents people from focusing on their work and their relationships. ADD at work is ultimately harming organizations. Daniel Goleman suggests that mindfulness exercises are the perfect antidote for workplace ADD.
It’s the problem, not the person
Think back to a difficult situation you had to navigate at work. Were you able to distinguish the problem from the person? If not, you’re not alone. It’s a common confusion that can lead to dicey office politics, tense, counterproductive meetings, and so on. Daniel Goleman spoke with negotiation expert and IMD professor George Kohlrieser for the Leadership: A Master Class series about ways to differentiate the person from the problem.
Find your flow
Daniel Goleman talks about how getting into flow lets you use whatever talent you may have at peak levels.
Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader
The practice of mindful leadership gives you tools to measure and manage your life as you're living it. It teaches you to pay attention to the present moment, recognizing your feelings and emotions and keeping them under control, especially when faced with highly stressful situations. When you are mindful, you're aware of your presence and the ways you impact other people.
Working with Mindfulness: Research and Practice of Mindful Techniques in Organizations
VIDEO: Aetna's Dr. Kyra Bobinet joins Google adviser Mirabai Bush for the first installment of More Than Sound's webinar series Working with Mindfulness: Research and Practice of Mindful Techniques in Organizations.
George Kohlrieser on negotiation
As a business consultant, George Kohlrieser sees the sense in which “hostage-taking” goes on in the workplace, as people use forms of emotional blackmail to get people to go along with their demands. When Daniel Goleman interviewed George for his latest management training series Leadership: A Master Class, he shared some basic principles from his work that have ready lessons for any leader. Here’s what Daniel learned about effective negotiation skills from the master himself.
REVIEW: Daniel Goleman's The Meditative Mind - ebook edition
The Meditative Mind is an updated version of a book Daniel Goleman first published in the 1970s and revised in the 1980s. Goleman, who’s famous for his classic, Emotional Intelligence, was in on the first wave of research into the effects of meditation, having made a visit to India and having met some impressive yogis before returning to Harvard. Goleman has been ahead of the curve for a long time. This earlier parts of this book, he points out, first appeared at a time when the links between traditional Asian systems of mental training and modern psychological science were few and far between.
Self-awareness: do you have it?
For decades, we have debated about the key ingredient for effective leadership. Is it the ability to learn? To empathize with colleagues? Personal maturity? Hay Group found that the answer lies in emotional self-awareness: the ability to recognize and manage emotions effectively.
Interview with Howard Gardner
Part 1 of the Living Legends interview series featuring Howard Gardner.
Motivation: What Moves Us?
Daniel Goleman's latest Psychology Today post about the brain science of drive and achievement.
The Yoga of Driving
Yoga International article on mindful driving.
REVIEW: Relax: 6 Techniques to Lower Your Stress
Relax: 6 Techniques to Lower Your Stress is, offers guided practices intended to help develop a sense of ease, relaxation, and wellbeing.
Are You Too Shy to Lead?
Leaders are made, not born.
Daniel Goleman: New Insights on the Creative Brain
Right brain good, left brain bad?
Daniel Goleman: Retrain your Stressed-Out Brain
From Daniel Goleman's Psychology Today blog "The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights in EI."
Mindful Driving Truckers: Tricycle Magazine
Insightful article on how driving provides opportunities for mindfulness.
The Fearless Heart : A New Audio from Pema Chodron
Pema Chodron presents the Five Aphorisms for developing Fearlessness that were given to Machig Lapdronma, one of Tibetan Buddhism's greatest female teachers. Overcoming guilt and shame, increasing generosity and compassion are discussed and followed with a guided meditation.
Dali Lama and the Way of the Bodhisattva
Dali Lama - great book from Shambhala
Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus, on tour June/July 2010 | TLC Book Tours
In his new book, Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky forecasts some of the exciting changes coming up in digital technology
What's your EQ?
This quiz from Edutopia sheds some light on the importance of Emotional Intelligence
More Than Sound Podcast on iTunes
You can now subscribe to our podcast through iTunes. Find it in the iTunes store by clicking the link above.
Join People 4 Earth for their Webinar with Daniel Goleman
He will discuss the new wave of sustainability information available to consumers and how this shift towards "radical transparency" is changing the marketplace.
Insight Meditation: An Online Course with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg, Starts Jan 21
Via Sounds True - this will be great
Learn Out Loud!
Great Educational and Inspirational Audiobook/Video/Podcast site
Educational Institute working to promote insight, compassion and empathy...
Wolf's upcoming speaking engagements, blogs and recent articles...
A wonderful site that engages everyone in changing and improving education...
A 'must have' for anyone concerned with the impact of products bought and sold...
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Working together to improve public and individual health...
Conducting essential programs contributing to human and ecosystem health...
Open source LCA data to improve environmental and social impacts...