“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, and with the tremendous support of Jayne Morrison, Six Seconds Director for [...]
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.
Both winners and losers have dreams. The difference that drives their opposing outcomes is that losers fantasize while winners are more pragmatic. Winners begin, do, finish. They are not defeated by adversity. Steve Jobs, at 30, was left devastated and depressed after being unceremoniously removed from the company he started. Michael Jordan, after [...]
Grrrr. Sometimes it feels impossible to be kind and loving, don’t you think? We get so angry and frustrated at events happening in our lives that we cannot access that loving place inside of us. Instead, our eyes go from side to side as our fists clench and minds whirr with angry thoughts. Some of [...]
“We create caring, nurturing adults, prepared to be productive citizens in a democratic society.” I’m sure you’ve all seen that proclamation, there or thereabouts, as part of the mission statement of just about every school you’ve ever visited. It’s a common declaration. And meaningless if it isn’t followed. How do we avoid turning it into [...]
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself. ~Didacus Stella All of us stand on the shoulders of others – no-one is self-made; no-one is self-sufficient; no one person has brought into being all the things that enrich and improve our lives. And, at the start [...]
This third part in a series of posts was inspired by a recent Back-To-School night at our Six Seconds lab school, Synapse, after the father of a kindergartener requested a list of books I would recommend reading. I dithered when he asked and then said, “Okay, I can do that.” After some thought, I identified [...]
A new analysis of over 24,000 leaders and workers from all around the globe shows female leaders, statistically, have an edge in three key areas of people-leadership: (1) EQ is made of numerous component parts, Females are particularly higher in some – but not all; (2) the largest gap is in the capacity to predict the emotional consequences of actions allowing women to be more strategic with feelings; (3) In key aspects of EQ, women in leadership roles are even further ahead of their male counterparts, suggesting that these differentiators may be essential for females to advance their careers. For both females and males, the new data suggests important opportunities for leveraging strengths to become more effective at people leadership.
It’s shaping up to be the biggest event in the history of EQ – now over 3000 registrations for this amazing marathon of free webinars from top experts. Accessible worldwide, anyone with internet is invited to join and learn about the powerful science and practice of emotional intelligence starting July 6 at 00 Universal Time (that’s 5pm [...]