Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS
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New York Times Bestseller! In his popular Stanford University lectures, Shirzad Chamine reveals how to achieve one's true potential for both professional success and personal fulfillment. His groundbreaking research exposes ten well-disguised mental Saboteurs. Nearly 95 percent of the executives in his Stanford lectures conclude that these Saboteurs cause "significant harm" to achieving their full potential. With Positive Intelligence, you can learn the secret to defeating these internal foes.
Positive Intelligence (PQ) measures the percentage of time your mind is serving you as opposed to sabotaging you. While your IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence) contribute to your maximum potential, it is your PQ that determines how much of that potential you actually achieve.
The great news is that you can improve your PQ significantly in as little as 21 days. With higher PQ, teams and professionals ranging from leaders to salespeople perform 30-35 percent better on average. Importantly, they also report being far happier and less stressed.
The breakthrough tools and techniques in this book have been refined over years of coaching hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. Shirzad tells many of their remarkable stories, showing you how you too can take concrete steps to unleash the vast, untapped powers of your mind.
DISCOVER HOW TO:
* Identify and conquer your top mental Saboteurs. Common Saboteurs include the Judge, Controller, Victim, Avoider, and Pleaser.
* Measure the Positive Intelligence score (PQ) for yourself or your team--see how close you come to the critical tipping point required for peak performance.
* Increase PQ dramatically in as little as 21 days.
* Develop new brain "muscles," and access 5 untapped powers with energizing mental "power games."
* Apply PQ tools and techniques to increase both performance and fulfillment. Applications include team building, mastering workload, working with "difficult" people, improving work/life balance, reducing stress, and selling and persuading.
were five years old to protect it from further hurt—and then never took it off. As bizarre as that might sound, it is not too far from what actually happens to us mentally and emotionally with our Saboteurs. The Saboteurs were the initial casts that protected us, but not removing them in adulthood limits our mental and emotional freedom. JUDGE, THE MASTER SABOTEUR The Judge is the universal Saboteur, the one we all have: a predisposition to exaggerating the negative and assuming the
hand, you will automatically experience the Sage’s uplifting feelings and perspective when your PQ Brain is fully energized, even if you are in hell (figuratively speaking, of course). In other words, how you feel depends on which region of your brain is active, rather than on your situation or circumstance. Happiness is an inside game, literally and neurochemically.22 Dr. Jill Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist and prominent brain researcher experienced this truth personally in the most
reaching most of their true potential. The fastest and most efficient way to increase achievement and performance is to increase PQ, not potential. This is because part of your potential, such as your IQ, is fixed, and the rest of your potential is built over many years of acquiring skills, knowledge, experiences, and support networks. Your potential is already high and significantly untapped. Investing in even more skills, knowledge, or experience will add to your potential incrementally, but
up to it. The team agreed to do a hundred reps each day and include reports on their progress, successes, and failures in their weekly meetings. In the meantime, I continued my one-on-one work with Frank to help him raise his own PQ. The more progress Frank made in accessing his own Sage powers, the more he was likely to help his team do the same. Over time, we engaged each of the Sage’s five powers to help turn things around. EMPATHIZE Frank’s Judge had tortured him ever since his
different underlying needs that might have been in conflict. One need is to take care of your family financially. I understand from our conversation today how heavily that always weighs on you. I am guessing another business-related need might be the obligation you feel to your employees and board. And then there are the kids and the vacation they had been talking about and planning for months. In these shoes, I can imagine having felt sad and guilty in breaking the news to your family,