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.
In a survey of 775 leaders and employees worldwide, the top issues are talent, leadership, and alignment. Emotional intelligence is seen as important but under-utilized — and organizations that score high on EQ earn 32% better “grades.” This bi-annual report provides a detailed exploration of the current “state of the union” of people in organizations around the globe.
Joshua Freedman, Six Seconds’ COO, was interviewed by Bhavani Prakash of Green Collar Asia, a portal for the new sustainable economy. The in-depth interview explores the why and how emotional intelligence is valuable for sustainability, healthy growth, attracting and retaining talent — and leading transformation.
In 2007, the US Air Force began to explore the possibility of applying emotional intelligence (EI) to predict performance in training programs for pilots, air traffic controllers and pararescue jumpers (“PJs” — who’s mission is to rescue downed aircrew). The PJ program was one of their top priorities. This training program takes nearly two years [...]
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 [...]
This simple, clear model shows how different motivators drive different kinds of performance — and helps managers, leaders, parents, educators — anyone concerned with motivating others — consider how to use their emotional intelligence to fuel lasting motivation. This model is presented in the “Motivation from the Inside Out” module in the Developing Human Performance [...]
“…for leadership positions, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive intelligence” – John Mackey, CEO – Whole Foods – Inc Magazine – July 2009 Here’s an excerpt: Q: What traits should I look for when hiring for a leadership position? A: My philosophy about this has definitely evolved over the years. I understand people a [...]
Google is crunching employee data to understand who might leave and why — so far, a key finding is that employees who feel underused are at risk. This is a BFO (blinding flash of the the obvious) — a little emotional intelligence among managers would go a long way here! Google Searches for Staffing Answers [...]
Have you heard this story? It illustrates what we’re learning about incentives and motivation. A slightly different version is found in Alfie Kohn’s, Punished by Rewards – The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. For months, an old man endured the insults of a group of boys as they ran [...]
What do the following have in common: Banks, The Tooth Fairy, Wall Street and Leadership? Their existence is based on trust and belief; when trust and belief are shattered their magic vanishes. The recent collapse of the stock and credit markets isn’t that different from discovering that the tooth fairy was Mom and Dad. When [...]