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A report card for character? How about an EQ Yardstick instead?

As two schools, one, a middle school in an impoverished neighborhood in the South Bronx, and the other, an upscale private high school in Riverdale, NY, struggle with how to help their students achieve a happy and productive life, their administrators debate whether failure is the secret to success. When these educators consulted Dr. […]

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Presentation – Change for Coaches

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Professional Coaches, Mentors and Advisors – Northern California Chapter Coaching Community Event The Westin – San Francisco Airport, Millbrae, 5:30-8:30 pm, Networking, Dinner and Presentation Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 Inside Change – How Coaches Can Transform Organizations with Joshua Freedman, COO – Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network   Up to 90% of all change efforts fail […]

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EQC Certified by AIOBP


The American Association of Business Psychology has accredited the Six Seconds’ “EQ Certification” program — and Six Seconds is featured on their home page at the moment. This international credential demonstrates that the program has been scrutinized and has attained the highest standards for a training program of its type. The organizations and individuals who […]

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Case: Fostering a Culture of Leadership in Rotana


To build a stronger leadership culture within their properties and across the organisation, Rotana developed a team of in-house trainers to deliver the Six Seconds’ EQ Leader program throughout the enterprise.  Thus far, the well-received program is building a shared vocabulary and vision that will foster a common culture to fulfill Rotana’s customer service orientation. […]

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Team Climate Survey and LinkedIN Discussion


In the LinkedIn EQ Network group, we’ve been discussing the importance of team climate (here’s the thread), and we’ve surveyed 200 members of the group and visitors to our site about the topic.  Why?  As Joshua Freedman, our COO, wrote on the forum, “we’re curious to understand how you see this in your own workplace […]

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Are EQ Matters School Matters?


Reece (age, 6) and I were playing the game “I spy”. You know the one.  I spy with my little eye something beginning with… “Your turn,” he says. M: I spy with my little eye something beginning with “P”. R:  (Pausing for a moment). I know. It’s paper isn’t it? M: Good try.  Not quite […]

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Integrated Emotions: Rethinking the way we evaluate our feelings


What does it mean to feel, and why does it happen? Today, most people see emotions as “good” or “bad” — which leaves us in a constant state of internal struggle against our own feelings. What if we rethink feelings as valuable signals about what’s happening!

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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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