Introducing Guest Columnist Daniel Goleman

Over the next four days, we will be hosting a guest columnist, Daniel Goleman - author of Emotional Intelligence. Goleman's first column will go up later today. We will answer him tomorrow. On Thursday, Goleman will respond to our post, and then we'll wrap things up on Friday.

Goleman has written insightfully about the science of emotions and given this field the widespread attention it richly deserves. However, as readers of this blog have heard us say before, the theory behind emotional intelligence is one thing. Measurable emotional intelligence isn't predictive of all the positive life outcomes that had been promised.

Goleman has heard all these critiques before – we're far from the first – and so we're especially grateful that he's willing to come sort out his ideas with us. We look forward to his thoughts.