The African EQ Revolution

08 Nov

“The changes are so profound that, from the perspective of human history, there has never been a time of greater promise or potential peril.”  

Klaus Schwab, The Fourth Industrial Revolution 

In a world with such rapid innovation and change, how do we hold onto the essential human qualities that could make the future a place fit for all of us? The Sustainable Development Goals offer a vision of that future, but are these problems for governments or technologists — or for all of us?  

Economists say we’ve started the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” where we are changing ourselves with nearly magical technology: The question then is – what is required for us to use this capacity for the greatest good, more particularly across the African continent? 

Research conducted by Six Seconds, the global EQ network that I am part of, EQ is strongly linked to increased performance outcome scores of Effectiveness, Relationships, Wellbeing & Quality of Life. That’s one reason the World Economic Forum identifies it as one of the essential skills for the future  

According to Andrew Coleman, Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s) 

Simply put, Emotional Intelligence is being smart with feelings – more aware, more intentional & more purposeful. 

Imagine if we had 250 million Africans practicing Emotional Intelligence?  

The African EQ Revolution is here! 

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