FREEDOM, Calif., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- What is the state of emotional intelligence worldwide? Is it going up or down? How does it differ between people in different parts of the globe? How do women and men compare on emotional intelligence? What kinds of skills would be most useful for hiring leaders in particular business sectors? What EQ skills are essential for career success?
Using a sample of 100,000 emotional intelligence assessments taken by people in 127 countries, Six Seconds, the world's largest and oldest emotional intelligence nonprofit, will release a report on April 4th detailing the results in a "State of the Heart 2016" report.
The results will be presented in detail during three, one-hour webinars beginning at 8:00am Pacific time and available as a download at www.6seconds.org.
For free webinars, see http://www.eventbrite.com/o/six-seconds-386290235
"This study is the first time a 'big data' approach has been used to track emotional intelligence," comments CEO Josh Freedman. "The randomized, balanced, global sample creates a definitive baseline for future research on this important topic."
Scores on Total EQ (emotional intelligence) continue to decline globally:
Since the 2014 State of the Heart, the biggest losses are in the competencies of …
Navigate Emotions -3.3% (maintaining emotional balance)
Engage Intrinsic Motivation -2.9% (motivation from the inside)
Increase Empathy - 2.4% (connecting compassionately with others)
The good news: Apply Consequential Thinking increased .6% (pausing to consider before taking action)
Meanwhile, emotional intelligence scores are closely correlated with performance, with 55% of the variation in four key success factors predicted by EQ.
"The bad news is emotional intelligence continues to decline globally. I hypothesize this is due to growing stress and chaos in the world -- maybe that's also why the analysis found that emotional intelligence is essential for top performance," said Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman.
For more information on our assessment tools:
Six Seconds is a global network supporting people to create positive change – everywhere, all the time. Our vision is a billion people practicing the skills of emotional intelligence worldwide. We have offices and representatives in over 25 countries. Our clients include global companies, schools, business leaders, and individuals. Find out more at www.6seconds.org
Contact: Rachel Anne Goodman
Communications Manager, Six Seconds
(831) 419-9047 Email
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SOURCE Six Seconds: The Emotional Intelligence Network