In this episode, Daniel Goleman highlights the essence of a true leader and elaborates on the skills that make a great leader. 

A great philosopher once said, “Self-knowledge is the beginning of all wisdom.” In the same way, Daniel underscores the importance of self-awareness and inner focus as the mark of a great leader. According to Daniel, the first task in management has nothing to do with leading others but with how aware we are of ourselves. 

As Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In the same way, remarkable leadership is measured not by how smart you are but by how you help other people be as bright as they can be.

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Source: Focus: the Hidden Driver of Excellence | Daniel Goleman | Talks at Google