What do future change makers needs? While traditional “intelligence” is important, today success requires skills for being self-aware, collaborating with others, and creating new possibilities — in other words, emotional intelligence.
“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 [...]
“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 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.
One of the basic facts about emotion: Feelings motivate. Fear motivates protection. Anger motivates attack. Joy motivates connection. Disgust motivates rejection. Trust motivates stepping forward. Sorrow motivates withdrawing. Surprise motivates stopping to assess. Anticipation motivates looking forward. There are myriad combinations of these expressed in thousands of words for feelings. One of the basic [...]
I was talking to a colleague about a project we’ll launch for her senior leadership team and the importance of framing this work in terms of strategic value. In our work, normally that means, “How do we increase and leverage emotional capital to create enduring value?” It’s about strengthening the leadership capacity to foster a [...]