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EQ Blended Learning at GAMBRO DASCO

Gambro Dasco is a planning and production firm specializing in medical dialysis devices.  To create the right conditions for continued growth, the company implemented a program to strengthen team leaders’ Emotional Intelligence. To initiate the project, Gambro Dasco’s Human Resources Manager, Sara Boldrini needed to secure funding for the effort, so the HR department became […]

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Change the Game – Italy Conference

The Six Seconds Italia 2010 conference was a time to change the game — to move out of “business as usual” into the possibility of the exceptional.  The third “peer to peer” emotional intelligence conference in Italy, the majority of speakers were members of the Six Seconds network in Italy.  Managers, educators, trainers, change leaders […]

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Inside Change on WVTL

Bob Cudmore of WVTL, Amsterdam, NY, interviews Joshua Freedman about the new book, INSIDE CHANGE, how change works — and how emotion can make or break change efforts.  Topics include why 70% of change fails, how politicians have used the power of emotion to drive change, trust, and fueling personal change with positive emotion. [powerpress]

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Inside Change on WILY

Six Seconds’ COO Joshua Freedman, coauthor of the new book INSIDE CHANGE, was interviewed today on WILY (Illinois) by Tootie Cooksie for the show, Hotline.  The 30-min podcast is available here: [powerpress] “Change is part of our lives – but despite all our experience 70% of organization change fails, and 60% of change failure is […]

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New Book: Inside Change

Organizations Change Starting with People. People Change Starting with Emotions. This book shows you why… and how. “INSIDE CHANGE provides a powerful and whole-minded approach to organizational transformation. Blending cutting-edge neuroscience with rock-solid business logic, this book will change the way you lead.” Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and DRIVE “INSIDE […]

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Relational Power for Women Leaders

Deborah Williams Havert, one of Six Seconds team members, presented at at the Columbus State University’s Women’s Leadership Development Conference last month.  Deborah’s session on “Leading With Relational Power” explored the power of the Six Seconds’ EQ Model in leadership — connecting participants with tools to move themselves and others to put purpose in action. […]

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Performance, People, and Pressure: 2010 Workplace Issues

Note:  The 2012 Workplace Issues Report is online here. The 2010 Workplace Issues Report captures input from 279 leaders and employees from a variety of sectors around the globe.  They said… 65% of the pressing issues are on the people side, 35% on the financial/technical side (but in 2007 it was 76/24). Even in the […]

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Right Speech by Eknath Easwaran

Karen McCown, Six Seconds’ Chairman, handed this article to me several years ago. It’s stuck with me as a powerful set of guidelines for being impeccable with words. The children, Patty and I have discussed the “three gatekeepers” often over the last years; we started when the kids were 4 and 6 years old and […]

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The Six Seconds EQ Model

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The Six Seconds model turns EQ theory into practice for your personal and professional life. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to blend thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions — which is key to having a successful relationship with yourself and others. To provide a practical and simple way to learn and practice emotional intelligence, Six Seconds developed a three-part model in 1997 as a process – an action plan for using emotional intelligence in daily life.

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Emotional WHAT? Definitions and History of EQ

Updated Nov 15, 2009 Definitions and History of Emotional Intelligence It all began about 2,000 years ago when Plato wrote, “All learning has an emotional base.” Since then, scientists, educators, and philosophers have worked to prove or disprove the importance of feelings. Unfortunately, for a large part of those two millenia, common thought was, “Emotions […]

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