OK, so what do you get when the authors of two of your favorite topics get together? An amazing exchange that captivates, challenges, and delights!
That's what I got when I purchased this CD. Daniel Goleman, whose research and publications in the new and exciting field of Emotional Intelligence has provided the world with an understanding of emotions, engages Peter Senge in a dialogue that takes the listener deep into the realm of human interaction. Senge's work on "Presence" stands on its own as a work of art in deepening human relationships.
Senge, author of "The Fifth Discipline" and co-contributor of "The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook", shares how the dialogue process contributes to individual and collective learning. He defines learning as "creating capacity" to perform. Dialogue breaks down when people allow themselves to venture off into various levels of silence or violence when emotions start to get out of hand, and thus, the relationship to Goleman's work on Emotional Intelligence.
Goleman writes in one of his many books on the topic, "Today we are being judged by a different yardstick; not by how smart we are, or by our expertise, but by how we manage our own emotions and the emotions of others." The four domains of Emotional Intelligence (Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management) provide the framework for the development of our emotional capacities to deal with even the toughest of issues in organizations and in other areas of our lives.
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them." The work that Goleman and Senge do (and discuss in this CD) is a leap in the direction of creating that higher level of thinking that's needed in the world. EVERY POLITICIAN and world leader would benefit from reading and applying these principles.
And, by the way, I have reviewed another book that offers a procedural method of applying these principles. Check out "The World Cafe". Stephen Covey's work, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", also provides practical application of the principles, paradigms, and practices that help you build these skills.