The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control for Success by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman 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 most recent books are The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights and Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence – Selected Writings. (More Than Sound). Goleman’s latest project, Leadership: A Master Class, is his first-ever comprehensive video series that examines the best practices of top-performing executives.

In the following May 23, 2013 post on LinkedIn, Dr. Goleman’s shares his thoughts on the Marshmallow theory found in my books. This is not an endorsement of the books by Dr. Goleman.

 

By Daniel Goleman

Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, asked me to discuss the premise of the “marshmallow test” in relation to the future success of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

For those unfamiliar with this legendary experiment, in the marshmallow test four-year-olds were given a marshmallow, but told that if they waited seven or eight minutes, they could have two then – not just the one. Fourteen years later, when they were tracked down, those kids who waited turned out to be better learners, more popular, and still able to delay gratification in pursuit of their goals.

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Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman 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 most recent books are The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights and Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence – Selected Writings. (More Than Sound). Goleman’s latest project, Leadership: A Master Class, is his first-ever comprehensive video series that examines the best practices of top-performing executives.

In the following May 23, 2013 post on LinkedIn, Dr. Goleman’s shares his thoughts on the Marshmallow theory found in my books. This is not an endorsement of the books by Dr. Goleman.

 

By Daniel Goleman

Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s CEO, asked me to discuss the premise of the “marshmallow test” in relation to the future success of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

For those unfamiliar with this legendary experiment, in the marshmallow test four-year-olds were given a marshmallow, but told that if they waited seven or eight minutes, they could have two then – not just the one. Fourteen years later, when they were tracked down, those kids who waited turned out to be better learners, more popular, and still able to delay gratification in pursuit of their goals.

Click HERE to Keep Reading!

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