What is Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to blend thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions — which is key to having a successful relationship with yourself and others. To provide a practical and simple way to learn and practice emotional intelligence, Six
Seconds developed a three-part model in 1997 as a process – an action plan for using
emotional intelligence in daily life.
This model of EQ-in-Action begins with three important pursuits: to become more
aware (noticing what you do), more intentional (doing what you mean), and more
purposeful (doing it for a reason).
Clearly seeing what you feel and do.
Emotions are data, and these competencies allow you to accurately collect that
Doing what you mean to do.
Instead of reacting “on autopilot,” these competencies allow you to proactively respond.
Doing it for a reason.
These competencies help you put your vision and mission into action so you lead on purpose and with full integrity.
Know Yourself gives you the “what” – when you Know Yourself, you know your strengths and challenges, you know what you are doing, what you want, and what to change.
Choose Yourself provides the “how” – it shows you how to take action, how to influence yourself and others, how to “operationalize” these concepts.
Give Yourself delivers the “why” – when you Give Yourself you are clear and full of energy so you stay focused why to respond a certain way, why to move in a new direction, and why others should come on board.
You’ll notice we present the model in a CIRCLE – it’s not a list, it’s a process! The process works when you spin it, like a propeller moving a ship. As you move through these three works when you spin it, like a propeller moving a ship. As you move through these three
pursuits you gain positive momentum!