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The Future of Work (#30)

The Future of Work (#30)

Companies are beginning to realize: We’re not “going back to normal” anytime soon… and employees are seeing that work from home has some benefits, but many costs. As leaders plan to develop the workforce for the future… what should employees be doing to be ready for the future?

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Daniel Goleman on The Neural Power of Leadership

Daniel Goleman on The Neural Power of Leadership

Why do feelings matter to leaders? Interview with Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence, on a new leadership imperative for optimizing human performance and the research that makes attention to feelings a bottom-line priority.

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Integrated Emotions: Feelings Are Allies

Integrated Emotions: Feelings Are Allies

What if all our feelings had value? Many people see emotions as “good” or “bad” — which leaves us in a constant state of internal struggle against our own feelings. Here’s a framework to rethink feelings as valuable signals about what’s important.

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Three Essential Skills for High Performing Leaders

Three Essential Skills for High Performing Leaders

What are the links between emotional intelligence and leadership performance? New research shows 66% of the variation in scores on leadership outcomes are predicted by five key leadership drivers – and people with higher emotional intelligence are seven times as likely to earn high scores on these factors.

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Workplace Vitality Research: Trends in Leadership

Workplace Vitality Research: Trends in Leadership

What are the key challenges people face at work? How are organizations building the capacity to address these challenges? We began the study in 2007 (originally called the Workplace Issues Report) to understand how leaders were perceiving the people-side of their work — and the role emotional intelligence place in performance.

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Moment of Truth for Managers: Time to Change? (#15)

Moment of Truth for Managers: Time to Change? (#15)

We are in a time of change – are managers ready?  Join Jeff Kinsley – Managing Director International Learning and Development at FedEx;  Princess Ayers-Stewart – Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at REI; and Joshua Freedman – the CEO of Six Seconds, in powerful conversation to rethink the role  of the manager in today’s context. 

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The Coronavirus Connection Challenge

The Coronavirus Connection Challenge

Challenge – let’s counter “social distancing” by changing it to “physical distancing… together” & using this time for strengthening connections. Caring emotions are also contagious!

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Happy 80th Birthday Anabel!

Happy 80th Birthday Anabel!

Happy Birthday Anabel Jensen! Here are wishes from the Six Seconds community on your 80th birthday, and how we’re inspired by your work and commitment to EQ.

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Amadori Case: Engagement, 
EQ & Performance

Amadori Case: Engagement, 
EQ & Performance

In a three-year study of AMADORI, a supplier of McDonald’s in Europe, emotional intelligence, individual performance, organizational engagement, and organizational performance were assessed. Emotional intelligence was found to predict 47% of the variation in manager’s performance management scores. Emotional intelligence was also massively correlated with increased organizational engagement with 76% of the variation in engagement predicted by manager EQ. Finally, plants with higher organizational engagement achieved higher bottom-line results building a link between EQ->Engagement->Performance. During this period, employee turnover also dropped by 63%.

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