If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are unable to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

–  Daniel Goleman


I wanted…

I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn’t very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing.

– Warren G Bennis