Advice From a CEO: Tune Into Your Positive Intelligence

by | Nov 9, 2021 | Podcast

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In this week’s episode, I talk about the power of positive intelligence and a new program I am going through aimed at helping you understand your inner critic, your inner saboteurs, and how to know when those judgmental voices in your head are highjacking you.

The Positive Intelligence (PQ) program was developed by Shirzad Chamine, the author of the New York Times bestselling “Positive Intelligence.” He has been the CEO of the largest coach training organization globally, having trained faculty at Stanford and Yale business schools.

The premise of PQ is mental fitness: how you handle the curveballs life throws at you. Activating your inner Sage, the voice that is calm, rational, and full of discernment, is so important today because who isn’t getting curve balls thrown at them? Leaders face so many challenges these days, and if you’re like me, you second-guessed yourself. You have self-doubt. You try to control things. You get upset. You attempt to over-rationalize. All of these are the voices of our saboteurs, and they make us show up in a way that we don’t want to. When we show up in negative ways, we hurt not only ourselves but our relationships with others, and it can create unnecessary negative situations.

The PQ program teaches you how to tap into positive intelligence and use your Sage – the calm, empathetic, innovative voice that drowns out the saboteurs – to help you live a more positive, healthy, and less judgmental life.

The program is remarkable, and it’s helped me gain a deeper understanding of myself and others. I recognize when my controller saboteur kicks in and pushes me to control the outcome. I can see when my hyper-achiever saboteur dries me to do more, more, more –  even though I don’t want to.

You can check out the program here:

I highly recommend trying the program; it only takes 6 weeks, and you’ll feel better and have a lot more knowledge about your inner workings.

Question of the Episode

This week’s question comes from a LinkedIn member who asked, “What’s the biggest myth you’d like to dispel about being a CEO?”

My answer: that CEOs have all the answers! Tune in to find why.

Like this: Check out my blog on the five things I learned while leading through a crisis.

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