How can you be a more effective speaker? There is a growing body of research on the link between likability and authenticity and trustworthiness. Even expert witnesses, providing court testimony, are viewed as more credible if — in addition to appearing trustworthy, knowledgeable, and confident — they are also likable. The same applies to a presenter who seeks to establish credibility in the eyes of the audience. Likeability, coupled with authenticity, is one of the cornerstones of credibility as a speaker.
while rationally we understand we need to change — at the same time we feel we are not ready to do it. What happens when people are in this mood? Probably there is little focus on real tasks; instead a lot of energy goes to finding reasons justifying that we don’t need change… creating massive stress that saps productivity and drains health and happiness. In this context, it is not surprising that companies are experiencing a really high number of change failures, and paying the financial costs of marginal execution.
The use of power is central to our interactions as leaders, coaches, parents, and change agents. To be more effective, emotional intelligence will help us understand and tune up our own use of power and the ways people react to that. There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of different forms of power. All of these “work” in some sense. If they generate certain desired there are “benefits.” At the same time, each produces unwanted side effects, called “costs.” What are some of the forms of power that you have, and that you exercise? What happens when you exercise these different forms of power? What price do you pay for each such use?
In a survey of 775 leaders and employees worldwide, the top issues are talent, leadership, and alignment. Emotional intelligence is seen as important but under-utilized — and organizations that score high on EQ earn 32% better “grades.” This bi-annual report provides a detailed exploration of the current “state of the union” of people in organizations around the globe.
One of the most exciting aspects of working with Six Seconds these last 15 years is the opportunity to encounter people from SO many places. Perhaps the most diverse group was leaders from the United Nations Mission in Liberia – UNMIL – 16 people from 14 countries, a paint-box of colors, creeds, and histories. Also [...]
Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds’ COO, was interviewed by Bhavani Prakash of Green Collar Asia, a portal for the new sustainable economy. The in-depth interview explores the why and how emotional intelligence is valuable for sustainability, healthy growth, attracting and retaining talent — and leading transformation.
One the reasons Six Seconds’ programs are transformational is our commitment to a rigorous approach to learning. We come from a “constructivist” history, rooted in the humanistic school of education. How do we structure learning to activate optimal brain states and support learners to “construct” meaning? It starts by understanding that learning is a process of change.
** Note: The full 2012 Workplace Issues Report is now online ** Since 2006, the Workplace Issues Report tracks changing views of the challenges people face at work — and how EQ is seen as part of the solution. One finding in this year’s report shows: Participants see “people issues” as 75% more significant than [...]
Saudi Arabia’s first female team won the national competition in a pioneering program for young entrepreneurs. Emotional intelligence training and coaching equipped the girls with a competitive edge as they prepared to represent their company and country in the regional Injaz Al Arab 2011 Finals. The six high-school girls created a winning company, CATALYST, and learned invaluable skills about leadership, business, faith, and themselves.
Is emotional intelligence important for coaches and coaching clients? Why? Here are six ideas, please comment and add your perspective. EQ Equips Coaching Clients: Coaching clients are looking to create change – and most change fails because of a lack of understanding the human, emotional drivers. By developing and using their EQ, clients are able [...]