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Comparison of Emotional Intelligence Tests


Which emotional intelligence test is best? It depends on your needs and goals; here is an objective-ish review of leading tools with links for more information.

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Survey: EQ in Europe – who, where, why?

If you’re in Europe, please take this survey to help us understand who is interested in EQ in various European countries.  We’ll randomly select one respondent to receive a free EQ assessment w 1:1 debrief via skype, plus we’ll share a report w all who respond.  This is part of our ongoing efforts to understand […]

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Case: EQ at HMC – Increasing Care in Healthcare


An emotional intelligence program for customer service forms the basis of organisational culture for improving patient care in a new flagship program. Background: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is a non-profit medical corporation based in Doha, Qatar.  It operates various hospitals and clinics throughout the country employing around 17,000 medical staff and 3,000 hospitality staff. HMC […]

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Welcome to Six Seconds India

Joshua Freedman and members of the EQ Certification in Mumbai

Creating Positive Change in India by Tapping Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is catching fire in India as a scientifically sound approach to improving the people-side of performance. Six Seconds’ new office in Mumbai will support the growth of the new Indian economy by delivering best-in-class EQ solutions to improve people-performance. Led by three accomplished consultant-coach-trainers, […]

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Case: EQ in the Navy and Marine Corps – Accelerating Change with Emotional Intelligence


In an 18-month project to equip leaders with new insights and tools for the people-side of change, this initiative created a 43% increase in participants’ readiness to cope with the complexities of organizational transformation. Background: The US military continues to undergo significant change to address the changing global context. Just as many companies face the […]

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Case: Strengthening Relationships with EQ at HSBC

How do quantitative, analytical bankers become more effective at building strong relationships?  An immersion in emotional intelligence proves to unlock new awareness. Background: Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC’s international network comprises around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories in Europe, the […]

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Case: Emotional Intelligence for Change at Sheraton Studio City


Bringing emotional intelligence tools and skills into the leadership team assisted the Sheraton Studio City to rapidly and successfully transform into a top-performing property with #1 Sheraton ratings and a 24% increase in market share. Background In December, 2002, a new General Manager was taking over the Sheraton Studio City Hotel to increase profitability in […]

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Our Ongoing Conversation Survey Results

We had great response to the “Conversation” mini-survey. As you can see, not surprisingly, 76% of you want EQ to be “core” or “central” to your work. You also – not surprisingly – come to our site to increase your EQ knowledge and skills. We were pleased to see that that the #1 “need” identified […]

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Ongoing Interview with Daniel Goleman on LinkedIN

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Check out our “live interactive” interview with Dr. Daniel Goleman — and participate in the discussion! Every few days I’m posting a question and Dan’s answer, and members of the EQ Network @ LinkedIN (now > 10,000 members!!!) are invited to participate in the discussion.

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EQ Voices from the Middle East

One of the great pleasures of my work is meeting amazing people from all over the world, individuals deeply committed to making a positive difference in the world, and willing to do the work to change from within. Sometimes I get the sense that the world is going in a bad direction, but then I reconnect with “ordinary” extraordinary people who are full of wisdom and heart. Here are two compelling videos from our recent EQ Advanced Trainer Certification

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