In reading more on leadership, there is something outstanding leaders have that others do not.
They had a very strong Positive Intelligence capability.
We all have the ability to have a strong Positive Intelligence capacity but it takes focus and work.
So where do you start?
A good place to look at is your mental chatter. You have all heard them - the one that cheers you on to success, the one that reasons and the one that sets you up for failure. Shirzad Chamine calls this voice that is trying to set you up to fail your saboteur.
In fact, Stanford Lecturer, CEO Coach Shirzad Chamine has based his work on this very subject.
Shirzad is the author of the New York Times bestselling Positive Intelligence. He has been the CEO of the largest coach training organization in the world, having trained faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools.
Shirzad lectures on Positive Intelligence at Stanford University, where he guides graduate students through his popular six-week PQ training. A preeminent C-suite advisor, Shirzad has coached hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. His background includes PhD studies in neuroscience in addition to a BA in psychology, an MS in electrical engineering, and an MBA from Stanford.
If you’re not physically fit, you’d feel physical stress as you climb a steep hill.
If you’re not mentally fit, you’d feel mental stress, such as anxiety, frustration, or unhappiness, as you handle work and relationship challenges.
80% of people score below the minimum level of mental fitness required for peak performance and happiness.
In learning to be the best leader and person you can be, you must obtain mental fitness in the realm of your very own positive intelligence.
I would highly recommend Shirzad’s book Positive Intelligence. If you want to go further, I have an amazing coach that can run you through the 6-week course on mastering your own Positive Intelligence.