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The First Social Emotional Learning Political Action Committee

The way people manage their emotions matters for personal growth and to the success of the broader society and economy.

Marc Brackett
Director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence

Motivation, sociability, the ability to work with others. Attention, self regulation, self esteem, ability to defer gratification … along with cognitive skills [they] determine success in school, in the labor force, and in life itself.

James Heckman
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago and Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

When senior managers had a critical mass of emotional intelligence capabilities, their divisions outperformed yearly earnings goals by 20%.

Daniel Goleman
Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligenceand Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships