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The Algebra of Coaching 🌱 Through Challenge

The Algebra of Coaching 🌱 Through Challenge

When people face emotional challenges, it’s… well… emotional. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by big feelings of fear & distress, and while sometimes psychological help is needed, most of the time some basic EQ coaching techniques make a big difference. Here’s how.

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Structuring Transformational Learning

Structuring Transformational Learning

For you, is learning about collecting knowledge… or about using it to create change? Our learning programs are lifechanging because we work WITH the brain and structure learning to fuel growth – here’s how.

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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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Emotional intelligence (EQ) = being smarter with feelings

EQ is a learnable, measurable skill that predicts improved effectiveness, relationships, quality of life & wellbeing (here's the research)

Introduction to emotional intelligence Take the EQ test for free
How to grow your EQ skills Join the Six Seconds community
Subscribe for free updates Dive in with Unlocking EQ
Discover upcoming EQ events About Six Seconds

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For many people, emotional intelligence is intangible -- so we created assessments that make it clear, actionable, and practical.

Try the free version to get started.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Organizational Emotional Intelligence Tests

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification. Dive into this transformational methodology with Unlocking EQ - then continue toward the 4 professional accreditations:

Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator

Emotions Drive People :: People Drive Performance

Six Seconds provides businesses with tools, methods & expertise to improve the people-side of performance with emotional intelligence. As shown in the case study library, EQ strengthens leadership, team effectiveness, customer service/sales, accelerating change, and building a high-performing culture.

Introduction to EQ in business  Find an expert (coach, consultant, facilitator)
Case study library About Six Seconds
Upcoming Events Six Seconds' Clients

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For effective, evidence-based development, Six Seconds publishes a system of emotional intelligence tests yielding practical, actionable insights.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Organizational Emotional Intelligence Tests

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification.

Explore the pathways: 

Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator
Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist

At the Heart of Learning

Six Seconds is the comprehensive source for tools, methods & expertise to improve education --  around the globe, across the age span, for all stakeholders.

Introduction to EQ in education POP-UP Festival in partnership with UNICEF
What is Social Emotional Learning? Find an expert (coach, consultant, facilitator)
EQ / SEL in higher education About Six Seconds
Upcoming events Pioneers in SEL

You get what you measure - so measure what matters

For effective, evidence-based development, Six Seconds publishes a system of emotional intelligence tests yielding practical, actionable insights.

Introduction to the EQ tests Individual EQ Assessments
Find the right assessment with the Tool Finder Education Vital Signs

Build capacity for transformation

Six Seconds started the world's first EQ Practitioner Certification and is widely known as the global leader in how to develop emotional intelligence. Public & in-house EQ certification. start with the EQ Educator Certification - then continue toward the 4 professional accreditations:

Certified EQ Coach Certified Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Certified EQ Consultant Certified EQ Facilitator

Questions about growing emotional intelligence? Let's talk!

Six Seconds' vision is a billion people practicing emotional intelligence, because we think it will make the world a better place. We are a nonprofit org supporting changemakers in every sector, in every country, with transformational EQ tools and methods. 

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