Author Archive

I’m Just Trying to Be Honest

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We’re so good at excusing our own meanness. What would happen if we stopped? Emotional intelligence offers a way to get rid of the illusion of self-protection afforded by hurting others, and stand up as the best version of ourselves.

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What’s The Change Maker’s Lab?

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Six Seconds is a network of change makers working to improve schools, communities, businesses, families… lives. The Change Maker’s Lab is a collaborative event to work together on essential tools and resources to advance our individual and shared work. Here’s how:

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Don’t Settle for Happiness: Emotional Intelligence and Life Worth Living

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How do you increase happiness, and is that a useful goal? What do we mean by happiness anyway? Using emotional intelligence we can go from ‘happy’ to ‘thriving.’

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What does “teamwork” mean?

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What do we mean by “team”? Is it enough to work in harmony, or are we demanding a spark of something new? What are the key ingredients?

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Sparks of Change

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A few highlights from NexusEQ: 260 change makers. 80 presenters. 50 cases. 32 countries. 3 days overflowing with sparks for positive change. What did we learn about neuroscience, learning, change, and harnessing the power of emotions?

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Crossing the Gap: From Science to Practice

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The value of emotional intelligence is established. Now: How do we actually use it? What does it look like to create organizational value (in business as well as in education and government organizations)? What are the essential ingredients?

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The Third Decade of Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence was discovered in the 1990s. The value was proven in the 2000s. What will happen in this third decade with the science and practice of emotional intelligence?

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Listening Leaders

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Surveying thousands of people over 15 years, there are two attributes that make real leaders stand out.  This first is listening.  Why’s it such a rare and powerful practice among leaders?  What would it take to be one of those? Today, I spoke with a group of business leaders in Lisbon, and again, listening popped […]

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Your Three Essential Messages

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If you could deliver a brief message to half a million people people, what would you say? Facing this challenge helped me clarify the simplicity of how we can actually APPLY emotional intelligence to create positive change.

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Reinventing Education for Change Leaders: Head + Heart + Hands

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What do future change makers needs? While traditional “intelligence” is important, today success requires skills for being self-aware, collaborating with others, and creating new possibilities — in other words, emotional intelligence.

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