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Six Seconds supports people to create positive change - everywhere... all the time. Founded in 1997, the organization now has offices in 11+ countries and certified practitioners in over 100, and is the world's preeminent resource for putting emotional intelligence into action.

EQ Week Free Online Conference


EQ Week is the world’s largest emotional intelligence conference – and it’s entirely free for anyone with internet access. How can emotions support thriving, at work, at school, and at home? Join us to explore this amazing frontier of the brain – and heart.

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White Paper: Increasing Employee Engagement at Komatsu


Can we increase Employee Engagement in an economic challenge? What’s the benefit? Case study at Komatsu plant using “Vital Signs” and “Emotional Intelligence”: engagement increased from 33 to 70%. At the same time, plant performance increased by 9.4%.

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Recently Updated EQ Posts


Updated posts… stress, empathy, collaboration and neuroscience…. teaching kids to be smarter about feelings….. don’t settle for happiness… and the late Dr. Candace Pert on the Physics of Emotions

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Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Students in East Palo Alto, California


New Research: What happens when Social Emotional Learning is linked to educational standards? How does SEL work in a high-performing public charter school? In pursuit of her doctorate, Lorea Martinez conducted research as East Palo Alto Charter School, with support from the Six Seconds’ EQ Grant Program.

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EQ Olympics


Congratulations to our friends in Tokyo – we’re looking forward to the 2020 Olympics!   Japan is renown for hospitality and custom service, teamwork, and care in interaction.  Many of the hallmarks of a high EQ organizations.  Of course, to undertake such an ambitious project, even more EQ skills will be needed so people from […]

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Talking EQ in Business – Dubai Style

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Why should business leaders care about emotional intelligence?  How to gain this value? Jayne Morrison, Regional Director for Six Seconds Middle East & Africa, was interviewed on Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast show. Jayne shares the basics of emotional intelligence, as well as the strong business case for organisations investing in the EQ of their leaders. […]

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National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation Receives Grant for EQ

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“The grant will provide us with a powerful way to measure the organization climate, and to measure it again in a year. I’m confident getting clear data and having honest conversations about working better will help us build an even stronger organization.”

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How is your emotional intelligence doing? Interview from Época Negócios


What’s new in emotional intelligence for business? How do these concepts work to shape culture and performance? Interview from Brazil’s top business paper, translated into English.

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Goleman: Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age


Daniel Goleman tells why the upcoming NexusEQ Conference shows a new, important view of emotional intelligence and “how these concepts actually create positive change in business, education, and beyond.”

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Gratitude in Boston


As we’ve grieved and hoped with feeling people around the world, many of Six Seconds’ team members have been struck by a sad paradox. At the very same time that emotional intelligence leaders from around the world  are committing to come to the Harvard campus in June, we watched the Boston Marathon crimes playing out. […]

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