Positive intelligence (PQ), is an approach developed by Shirzad Chamine that refers to the ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive and overall empowered mindset. Positive intelligence is not just about thinking positively or having a good attitude. Rather, it is a comprehensive approach that involves developing mental fitness as the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform (relative to your potential).
Within the concept of positive intelligence is the idea that we have two parts of our mind: the positive Sage and the negative Saboteurs. The Saboteur is the voice in our head that tells us we aren’t worthy of success. It reacts to challenges in ways that generate negative emotions such as disappointment, stress, self-doubt, shame, guilt, or worry. On the other hand, the Sage is the part of our mind that is more focused on positive and useful thoughts. The Sage handles challenges through positive emotions like gratitude, empathy, curiosity, creativity, self-confidence, and calm, clear-headed, laser-focused action.
Positive intelligence can be improved and boosted significantly with practice. We should be aiming to strengthen the Sage part of our mind and weaken the Saboteur side with mental fitness. Mental fitness encompasses various skills and strategies for maintaining and improving your overall health and well-being.
Engaging in a positive intelligence training program, such as my 8-week Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Program, can have a variety of positive benefits. Some of these benefits include: reduced stress, increased self-awareness, more effective leadership, better start to the day, the ability to think before reacting, better emotional strategy when approaching challenging situations, and improved organizational skills. It has also been shown to boost overall performance. In fact, according to results from a study, 90% found that they use mental/emotional energy more effectively, 76% found an improvement in their ability to develop others, and 92% found they were better with collaboration and teamwork.
How Successful Leaders Use Positive Intelligence to their Advantage
Countless successful leaders have used positive intelligence to their advantage. Successful business leaders use positive intelligence to their advantage by recognizing that their own mindset and attitude can have a huge impact on the morale of their team members. The positive outcomes that come with using the positive intelligence approach are endless. Some of the most beneficial are:
- Enhanced emotional intelligence: Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one’s own emotions as well as the emotions of others. Positive intelligence can help leaders develop greater emotional intelligence, which can in turn help them foster stronger relationships with their teams, and help them to communicate better and with more empathy.
- Better communication skills: The use of positive intelligence can help leaders communicate with their team more effectively. They are more likely to actively listen, provide feedback, and communication with compassion.
- Improved decision-making: Leaders who are less likely to be influenced by negative emotion or biases can make better decisions for themselves and their teams. With this improved decision-making also comes the ability to confidently approach challenges and seek out new opportunities for learning and growth.
- Increased productivity: Leaders who use positive intelligence to their advantage are able to increase the productivity of their team. They can use positive reinforcement to help their team members stay focused, engaged, and motivated.
- Foster creativity: Leaders who use positive intelligence to their advantage are able to foster a more creative and innovative team.
- Build strong team culture: Positive intelligence can help leaders build a stronger team culture that shares similar values, goals, and beliefs. Using positive intelligence and mental fitness to their advantage, successful business leaders can create a sense of community within their team.
Overall, successful business leaders can use positive intelligence to their advantage in several ways. With positive intelligence, they are able to create a more positive work culture for their team, and allow them to achieve greater success both professionally and personally.
If you’re still on the fence about using Positive Intelligence to your business’s advantage, allow me to show you some proven results from those who have tried my program.
After using an 8-week Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Program:
- Motorola experienced a 93% increase in productivity in its trained employees.
- Improving their competencies resulted in a $91,370 increase per salesperson at L’Oreal.
- The MetLife sales team was able to outsell the control group by 37%.
- Strengthening these competences accounted for 32% of booked sales and 71% of pipeline sales for CIBC.
- Higher competency resulted in 34% profit growth for a restaurant group in the UK.
- Salespeople with improved competency sold $55,200/month more for Sanofi-Aventi Pharmaceutical.
- So many more!
Many CEOs and business leaders have found several commonalities after using my Positive Intelligence Program. These include: a more positive outlook, being more aware of negative thoughts, sounder sleep, found themselves being less angry, more empathetic, and calmer, and they noticed a sense of clarity, a more stable mental state, and overall less distraction.
My unique PQ training program is extremely effective because it focuses on insight rather than muscle, treats the symptoms rather than the cause, and has no common operating system. Recent advancements in neuroscience and technology have shown that you can improve your mental fitness significantly within 6 weeks of practice. That’s why my Positive Intelligence program will result in improved performance and productivity, and a calm, clear, and happier mind.
Today’s business world is fast-paced and extremely dynamic. Business leaders should use positive intelligence to their advantage to create a workplace culture that fosters productivity, creativity, and communication. By developing these qualities that come with positive intelligence, business leaders can help their teams reach their fullest potential. The bottom line is that positive intelligence is a very powerful tool that can help individuals and business leaders achieve greater success, happiness, and fulfillment.