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In any EQ development program, a scientific model for sustainable behavior change is essential, not only to achieve intended outcomes, but also to win continuing acceptance from organizations. 

When EQ first became popular, EQ workshops abounded. Results, however, were meager. While workshops are a good place to start, expecting to learn emotional skills in a workshop is probably no more realistic than expecting to learn to play the piano with two days of practice. Research shows that people need systematic structure and guidance in order to make the kinds of lasting gains needed to justify the investments of time and expense which coaches and consultants request of their client organizations.

The EQ Leader Program is a systematic, turnkey EQ development program based on the science of behavior change. Psychologist Dana C. Ackley, Ph.D., used his extensive training, knowledge of psychological research, and over 30 years of experience working directly with people to grow skills and change behavior as the foundation for the program, which he uses with his own clients. The EQ Leader Program incorporates all 22 best practices identified by Cary Cherniss, Ph.D., and Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., in their extensive literature review for the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (EI Consortium). In addition, because sound executive development requires sound assessment tools, The EQ Leader Program uses the EQ-i®, which is recognized as a scientific measure of Emotional Intelligence both by the Consortium and by the Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook.