Changing Together

Changing Together

It was about 15 years ago.  Thirty-some intrepid learners journeyed from six countries to the first Six Seconds EQ Certification. People read Dan Goleman’s 1995 book, and saw his description of our Self-Science process as a model for teaching EQ, so they...
The Amadori Case: Supplying McDonalds – Organizational Engagement, 
Emotional Intelligence and Performance

The Amadori Case: Supplying McDonalds – Organizational Engagement, 
Emotional Intelligence and Performance

In a three-year study of AMADORI, a supplier of McDonald’s in Europe, emotional intelligence, individual performance, organizational engagement, and organizational performance were assessed. Emotional intelligence was found to predict 47% of the variation in manager’s performance management scores. Emotional intelligence was also massively correlated with increased organizational engagement with 76% of the variation in engagement predicted by manager EQ. Finally, plants with higher organizational engagement achieved higher bottom-line results building a link between EQ->Engagement->Performance. During this period, employee turnover also dropped by 63%.

EQ Education in South Africa

EQ Education in South Africa

“I came away with a sense of peace that I can positively change my approach & attitude, which will,  in turn,  impact those around me” (Participant, EQE Durban).    At the invitation of our South Africa network colleagues, Avril Kidd and Candice Smith,...
Recording: Mapping the EQ Brain (Neuroscience Webinar)

Recording: Mapping the EQ Brain (Neuroscience Webinar)

Join Dr. Aron Barbey, head of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Illinois, for an interactive discussion of leading-edge research on the brain. Aron will share findings from a newly released study that mapped where emotional intelligence “lives” in the brain, revealing an important conclusion: our brains are built for emotion and cognition to work together.

Recognizing Patterns

Recognizing Patterns

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation. ~ Aristotle Recognizing Patterns is one of the core competencies of “Know Yourself” in the Six Seconds Model. Definition: Acknowledging frequently recurring reactions and...
The Fog of Fear

The Fog of Fear

Are we running scared?  As a business leader, I’m afraid that I don’t know what’s happening even one quarter out. As a parent, I’m afraid I’m not doing what’s best for my kids – especially when so much is coming unglued all around. As a person, I’m afraid we’re lost....