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Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS Hardcover – April 3, 2012
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—James D. White, Chairman and CEO, Jamba Juice
“Positive Intelligence ranks in the top three most influential business books I have ever read. If I could give only one book to the thousands of team members in my organization to enhance their performance, it would be this book.”
—Lisa Stevens, Region President, Wells Fargo Bank
“I’ve worked closely with Shirzad and experienced him walking the PQ walk. Most change initiatives fizzle because of our mental “Saboteurs.” Shirzad gives us the tools to conquer them and create positive change that lasts. This is a must-read for any individual or team serious about unleashing peak performance.”
---Dean Morton, former COO, Hewlett-Packard (HP)
“Shirzad delivers a simple, doable, groundbreaking set of exercises that can help you develop your ‘performance’ muscles, increase your PQ score, and gain access to previously untapped mental resources. Working out was never so rewarding or so much fun! So if you’re ready to get even better, get this book—today.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author, Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
“Developing a personal leadership model is one of the most practical, energy-saving, and stress-reducing things that anyone can do for themselves. Leaders at every level can use the PQ approach to get, and stay, on a more ‘winning’ trajectory. This is such a usable, lively, and compelling book.”
—Douglas R. Conant, former CEO, Campbell Soup Company, and New York Times bestselling author
“ I have worked with Shirzad personally and seen him work with many other Presidents and CEOs. His impact is often game-changing for a team and life-changing for the individuals. Positive Intelligence is a must-have for anyone who leads or coaches a team.”
—Jed York, President and CEO, San Francisco 49ers
“The PQ model provides a solid basis for bringing meaning and significant change to one's life. If you want to create major positive change in yourself, your team, or loved ones, read this book.”
—Crittenden E. Brookes, MD, PhD, Stanford University, and Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
"Working with Shirzad has had a profound impact on me. The tools and techniques to raise PQ are simple, concrete and pragmatic, yet incredibly effective. They help me remain focused on what truly matters and grounded amidst the swirl of daily life. This book is a gift. Make sure you share it.
--Jim Lanzone, President, CBS Interactive (CBS Corporation)
About the Author
New York Times Bestselling author Shirzad Chamine is Chairman Emeritus and former CEO of the largest coach-training organization in the world, having trained coaches and managers in most of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has coached hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. Prior to running CTI, he was the CEO of an enterprise software company. His background includes PhD studies in neuroscience in addition to a BA in psychology, an MS in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Stanford, where he lectures.
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Much of what Chamine treats might be understood in the broad context of cognitive therapy. His technique of naming the master saboteur, the Judge, and the 9 accomplice saboteurs helps to put into perspective the "voices" inside our heads that prevent us from moving forward in our lives. He also offers an entire daily regimen that can "strengthen" positive intelligence by "catching" saboteurs in action before they do their damage and replacing their energy with more useful ways of thinking and feeling.
Don't take my word for it. Read the book. It's the kind of practical work that will speak to each person in slightly different ways and thereby be applicable in a myriad of situations and personalities. The only caveat: the reader must want to change and grow.
The "technology" presented here can help you articulate what is important, understand where others may be positioned and help you navigate toward what is really needed, helpful and valued.
Navigation... that is what the book is about. Navigating life. Maybe even better understanding who you are and what you can do about it?
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