Many of the comments in the surveys were profound and touching. Hopefully you clicked the buttons on this page to read details and many of the verbatim comments. Just one example to end with:
“EQ has given me joy, freedom, global connection, and the responsibility to live my life and work with deep understanding, intentional and empathic action to make a better world.”
While we saw a wide range of individual experiences, the powerful themes above emerged from the research. These stages combine to a “theory of change” mapping the milestones and obstacles that members of the Six Seconds community experience in the process of becoming an emotional intelligence practitioner.
If you’re somewhere on this journey of EQ, we hope this map serves to support you in imagining “what’s next” and some of the key steps to consider. Perhaps most importantly, the survey participants said something vital: If your goal is to live and lead more authentically — to connect with who you really are inside so that you can connect with others as they really are — emotional intelligence works.
Authors: Joshua Freedman & Tommaso Procicchiani, with Loreta Avdiu & Annie Chu.
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