Working with Presence: A Leading with Emotional Intelligence Conversation with Peter Senge

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter M. Senge , Daniel P. Goleman
Narrator: Peter M. Senge
Genres: Business & Economics, Non-Fiction, Marriage & Family, Psychology
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: December 2006
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

The ideas expressed in Emotional Intelligence ten years ago have taken on a life of their own. They spurred a movement, with enthusiastic adherents in the business world, in medicine and healthcare, at home, in the field of education and the world at large. Several million people, including business managers, human resource departments, healthcare workers, teachers, parents and students, have applied the ideas and principles expressed in Emotional Intelligence to their fields with tangible and quantifiable results. Leading with Emotional Intelligence Conversations is an ongoing dialogue series that begins with luminaries in the field of business. In the world of business we have only scratched the surface of how principles of emotional intelligence can increase profitability and efficiency in the workplace. Peter Senge, is the founder of the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT's Sloan School of Management, as well as the author of The Fifth Discipline-a pioneering work that presents Senge's idea of the "learning organization"-management principals based on systems thinking. In the fourth installment of this powerful audiobook series, Peter Senge and Daniel Goleman discuss how emotional intelligence is an integral part of the "learning organization," and what organizations need to do to continue to grow, learn and succeed.

Reviews (1)

working with prescence

Written by Anonymous on April 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This was a very esoteric conversation with some very interesting and salient points, however, I found it rambling and too long.....likely as organizational culture is not an area of academic interest for me. For anyone who endeavors to survive in a large, complex organization...it is worth a listen.

Author Details

Author Details

Senge, Peter M.

"Peter M. Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global community of corporations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the ""interdependent development of people and their institutions."" He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization (1990) and, with colleagues Charlotte Roberts, Rick Ross, Bryan Smith and Art Kleiner, co-author of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization (1994) and a fieldbook The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations (March, 1999), also co-authored by George Roth. In September 2000, a fieldbook on education was published, the award winning Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education, co-authored with Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Timothy Lucas, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, and Art Kleiner.

Dr. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of systems theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organizational change. His areas of special interest focus on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Dr. Senge's work articulates a cornerstone position of human values in the workplace; namely, that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, and systems thinking are essential if organizations are to realize their potentials. He has worked with leaders in business, education, health care and government.

Peter Senge received a B.S. in engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in social systems modeling and Ph.D. in management from MIT. He lives with his wife and their two children in central Massachusetts."

Goleman, Daniel

Daniel Goleman consults internationally and lectures frequently to business audiences, professional groups and on college campuses. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman previously was a visiting faculty member at Harvard.

Dr. Goleman's 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books) was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year and a half, with more than 5 million copies in print worldwide. It has been a best seller throughout the world and was translated into over 30 languages in more than 50 countries.

His 1998 book, Working With Emotional Intelligence (Bantam Books), argues that workplace competencies based on emotional intelligence play a far greater role in star performance than do intellect or technical skill, and that both individuals and companies will benefit from cultivating these capabilities. It became an immediate New York Times bestseller.

Dr. Goleman's Nov./Dec. 1998 article in the Harvard Business Review, ?What Makes A Leader?? received the highest reader ratings ever, becoming the best-selling reprint in the history of the HBR. His follow-up article in the March/April 2000 issue of the HBR, ?Leadership That Gets Results,? became another best-selling reprint.

His latest book, the March 2002 release Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence, unveils new scientific evidence demonstrating that a leader?s emotional intelligence has an enormous impact on the performance of groups being led and on an organization?s bottom line. Primal Leadership, co-written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, was preceded by a related article by the three co-authors in the December 2001 issue of HBR entitled ?Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance.?

Dr. Goleman co-founded the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois, Chicago), with the mission to help schools introduce emotional literacy courses. One mark of the Collaborative?s impact is that thousands of schools around the world have begun to implement such programs.

Dr. Goleman is co-chairman of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based in the School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, which seeks to identify best practices for developing emotional competence.

He has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the behavioral sciences to the public, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Born in Stockton, California, Dr. Goleman attended Amherst College, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and graduated magna cum laude. His graduate education was completed at Harvard, where he was a Ford Fellow, and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology and personality development. Dr. Goleman now lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with his wife Tara Bennett-Goleman, a psychotherapist. He has two grown sons, two grand-daughters and two nieces.

Goleman, Daniel P.

Daniel Goleman, PH.D. is also the author of the worldwide bestseller Working with Emotional Intelligence and is co-author of "Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence," written with Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee.
Dr. Goleman received his Ph.D. from Harvard and reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for twelve years, where he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded the American Psychological Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and is currently a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science H

Senge, Peter

Peter Senge, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer at MIT, founding chair of the Society of Organizational Living, the author of the widely acclaimed The Fifth Discipline, and co-author of Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future (Society for Organizational Learning, 2004). He teaches conscious learning to organizations and individuals internationally.