EQ Business

Google Searches for Staffing Answers – WSJ.com

Google is crunching employee data to understand who might leave and why — so far, a key finding is that employees who feel underused are at risk.  This is a BFO (blinding flash of the the obvious) — a little emotional intelligence among managers would go a long way here! Google Searches for Staffing Answers […]

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Dreaming of a Happier Workplace

I had a strange dream this morning. I was helping a new employee who had just been hired in our department. We worked comfortably together but then, at the end of the workday (as can happen in dreams), I suddenly realized that this new worker was actually a former colleague. How did I not recognize […]

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Fighting at work (with a smile).

I’m always amazed to hear the stories of how people subtly fight at work. Through procrastination, gossip, stonewalling, and other passive-aggressive methods, co-workers can find clever ways to obstruct progress while appearing helpful. So much conflict can be hidden under the surface of our actions and conversations. In the theatre, this is called “subtext.” Here […]

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What’s Most Challenging at Work?

Note:  The 2012 Workplace Issues Report is online here. We’re in the midst of collecting responses on the 2009 Workplace Issues Survey Here’s a “teaser” of some results. Interestingly despite current economic pressure, thus far this year the vast majority of responses still focus on the “people side” — for example, based on rough calculations […]

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EQ Leaders Maintaining a People-Centered Culture at Quad/Graphics

How does emotional intelligence development fit in a highly successful, fast-paced industrial/manufacturing business? Quad/Graphics is committed to maintaining their people-centered culture — so EQ is a vital asset for their leaders. Background Quad/Graphics (www.qg.com) is a highly innovative printing company; established in 1971 in Wisconsin, the company now has 12,000 employees. The mission is “We […]

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NEW! The Leader as a Mench now available

Bruna Martinuzzi’s new book, The Leader as a Mensch: How to become the kind of person others want to follow, it now available from Six Seconds EQ Press. The book offers wonderful insight, advice, and inspiration for leaders and any who is committed to the notion that leaders should first be people worthy of followers […]

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6S Emotional Intelligence Model in Putrajaya – Video

This is an excerpt from a keynote for young executives in the Malaysian government (aka “emerging leaders”).  My goal in this session was to engage them to consider how they show up as leaders and the opportunity offered by using emotions more consciously and effectively. The clip starts with our “EQ-Performance Chain” which shows how […]

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Enhancing People Leadership at the International Finance Corporation

Six Seconds Network member Joy Palmer and COO Joshua Freedman collaborated to assist the IFC / World Bank Group in a valuable program for high potential leaders. Enhancing People Leadership at the International Finance Corporation Background: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, invests in private companies operating in developing countries. As IFC has […]

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What Training Can Really Offer

While reflecting on yesterday’s EI class, I’ve been thinking about Josh’s 12/15 blog entry. While I’m always awed and humbled when participants ask me to solve their personal problems, I agree with Josh—there are no quick fixes to offer. What to do? I want my participants to feel good about our training. How can I […]

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Consumers Drive Corporate Responsibility

We have talked about it for a long time – consumers using their purchasing power, or more correctly their purchasing discernment, to motivate companies to make more ethical and greener products, and to put more back into communities. But the dynamics are shifting rapidly – the primary drives that I can see are: – economic […]

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