24EQ: Feeling for the Planet - Leveraging EQ for Sustainability
Friday, July 6, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM (EDT)
The 24EQ Conference presents Daniel Goleman and panel...
Is it possible to shift to a sustainable track?
How do we use emotional intelligence to fuel change in our businesses, communities, and individual lives to create a healthy future for our world?
Perhaps the most significant problem of the modern world is how to ensure there will be a healthy planet for future generations. After generations of short-term thinking, is it even possible for us to turn this tide? The solution is not just to have more facts and data, but also to leverage emotions -- powerful internal signals of what's right, good, possible, and important. The science of emotional intelligence gives us tools to access this vital opportunity.
You will learn...
- What is ecological intelligence?
- What are the emotional conditions that allow us to create stronger ecoliteracy?
- How can emotional intelligence be used to influence, engage, and decide for a thriving future?
Join Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling books Emotional Intelligence and Ecological Intelligence, as well as Bhavani Prakash & Joshua Freedman who will ask Dr. Goleman about the neuroscience behind this important work, practical applications, and how we develop the insight we need to ensure a future.
When: July 6, 11:00-11:50 AM Eastern (New York) time (World times for this session)
This session is part of 24EQ, the first ever global, virtual EQ conference (starting 00:00 GMT July 6, and continuing for 24 hours around the world)
Registration is free. Donations are welcome to the Six Seconds' EQ Scholarship Fund, used to provide emotional intelligence certification training to educators who are committed to increasing EQ for the next generation.
Recordings of selected 24EQ sessions are available for two weeks to those who donate over US$ 100 to the scholarship fund. This session will be recorded.
More About Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.
The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence -- which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one’s abilities -- “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea” and chose his article “What Makes a Leader” as one of ten “must-read” articles from its pages. Emotional Intelligence was named one of the 25 “Most Influential Business Management Books” by TIME Magazine. The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Accenture Insititute for Strategic Change have listed Goleman among the most influential business thinkers.
Goleman’s 2009 book Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything argues that new information technologies could create “radical transparency,” allowing us to know the environmental, health, and social consequences of what we buy. As shoppers use point-of-purchase ecological comparisons to guide their purchases, market share would shift to support steady, incremental upgrades in how products are made – changing ever thing for the better.
For more information on this vital topic, visit Dr. Goleman's blog.
And, this article from O Magazine, How Daniel Goleman Is Changing Our Ideas About Living Green "Daniel Goleman wants to start a revolution to save the Earth. The unlikely weapon? Your brain."
Panelists interviewing Dr. Goleman include...
Bhavani Prakash is an environmental speaker, trainer and writer based in Singapore. She founded the public advocacy website called Eco WALK the Talk, a platform to raise awareness about environmental issues and campaigns in Asia. She also runs a green jobs oriented portal called Green Collar Asia.
Joshua Freedman is the the Chief Operating Officer of Six Seconds, and the father of a young environmental advocate working to save the rainforests and the orangutans (see www.jungleheroes.org)