Positive Intelligence (PQ)

“Mind Fitness” Leadership Training

IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH JUST 3-MINUTES OF PRACTICE, 3 TIMES A DAY, WOULD YOU DO IT?

In Just 6 Weeks On-Line You Will Build Mental Fitness

To Tackle Today’s Complex Leadership Challenges.

POSITIVE INTELLIGENCE IN 15-MINUTES A DAY

  • Increasing your mental and emotional fitness leads to less stress and more satisfaction. “Mental Fitness” is defined as your ability to respond to life’s negatives with a consistently steady and positive frame of mind.
  • As an Executive or rising leader, you can visibly, measurably achieve higher performace as you apply the techniques of Positive Intelligence (“PQ”). Quickly and effectively.

Positive Intelligence (PQ) is a synthesis of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, technology, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and performance science.  The results of this research have been validated by over 500,000 participants in 50 countries. PQ is a measure of the strength of your POSITIVE mental muscles (let’s call them the  “Sage” part of your brain) versus your NEGATIVE ones (“Saboteurs”).  Mindfire is proud to offer PQ program chicago based programs with coaching included.

 

Saboteurs respond to triggers in ways that produce negative emotions such as worry, stress, disappointment, regret, anger, guilt, shame and self-doubt.

By contrast, the Sage part of your brain handles triggers and challenges through positive emotions:

  • Self-confidence

  • Calmness

  • Curiosity

  • Gratitude

  • Creativity

  • Clear-headed, laser-focused action

WHAT IS POSITIVE INTELLIGENCE (“PQ”) FOR EXECUTIVES?

The relative strength of your positive SAGE vs. negative SABOTEURS is called your Positive Intelligence Quotient, or PQ.  (Similar to Intelligence Quotient IQ, and Emotional Intelligence Quotient EQ).

TEDx Stanford University – CEO Coach and Stanford Lecturer Shirzad Chamine shares his research on positive intelligence and illustrates how PQ helps you achieve your full potential for professional success and personal fulfillment.

Why it Matters Now

  • Your environment is shifting.

  • You are under increasing stress to perform.

  • You are undergoing some kind of transition.

  • You know enhancing your relationships – with your boss, your peers, your team – is vital.

  • Working remotely has added an additional level of strain.

 

Instantly Access Your PQ Score

How positive am I, really? Take the 3-minute Assessment to see the strength of your inner Sage. The part of you that enables you to THRIVE as a leader at work and at home. (And at the bottom of this page, you can access the SABOTEUR ASSESSMENT as well).

Proven Results

What if you could see your brain changing as a result of Mind Fitness exercise? You can!  MRI imaging shows the following in research subjects:

  • INCREASED gray matter in the part of executive-functions of the brain where your Sage lives

  • DECREASED gray matter in the “survivor” brain – the part where your Saboteurs live

This leads to

  • Dramatic productivity improvements:  with less effort

  • Better relationships and Team outcomes

  • Resilience:  a clear, calm mind that is happier

PQ is a combination of breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology, and performance science. It is summarized in the New York Times bestseller “Positive Intelligence” by Stanford lecturer and CEO Coach Shirzad Chamine (available in 20 languages).   The research includes:

  • 500,000 participants from 50 countries

  • Elite athletes

  • Hundreds of CEOs

  • Stanford students

  • Finance, operations, technology and sales teams

Organizations that use the program include:

 

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YOUR 6 WEEKS OF INSPIRED PRACTICE

 

 

WEEK 1: BOOST YOUR SELF-COMMAND MUSCLE

You learn and practice innovative 10-second PQ Reps that boost your self-command. This enables YOU to rule your own brain rather than being run by your Saboteur-hijacked mind. Self-command is key to intercepting unhelpful mental habits and rewiring your brain to respond more effecti

WEEK 2: INTERCEPT THE JUDGE SABOTEUR

This 2nd week, you identify, intercept and weaken the most damaging Saboteur: your internal Judge. You begin to see how judging yourself, others, and your circumstances is a key source of your stress — and how damaging it is to your performance. Most participants discover their Judge is far more prevalent — and damaging — than they suspected.

WEEK 3: INTERCEPT YOUR ACCOMPLICE SABOTEURS

This week you being to intercept and weaken your TOP “accomplice” Saboteur. What’s that? Look at the results of your Saboteur Assessment and see which of the following was highest for you: Avoider, Controller, Hyper-Achiever, Hyper-Rational, Hyper-Vigilant, Pleaser, Restless, Stickler, Victim.

WEEK 4: SHIFT FROM SABOTEUR TO SAGE

Having weakened 2 of your top Saboteurs, it’s time to strengthen your Sage. This is your inner leader. The superhero, the antidote to your Saboteurs. Your Sage lives in an entirely different part of your brain, generates all your positive emotions, and achieves peak performance through a calm and clear mind.

WEEK 5: BOOST THE SAGE POWERS

The region of the brain we call the “Sage” administers 5 primary powers. Similar in concept to the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, blue), these 5 powers recombine to form all of the emotional intelligence competencies considered to be crucial to professional success.

WEEK 6: TAKE CLEAR-HEADED, LASER-FOCUSED ACTION

In our final week, you use your Sage’s Innovate, Navigate and Activate powers to take clear-headed, laser-focused, decisive action. Apply your Sage’s power to Navigate, by aligning your deeper sense of meaning and purpose with your actions. Use your Sage’s Activate power to act without fear or emotional distractions even in the midst of great crises.

FINAL SESSION – SUSTAIN THE MOMENTUM (WEEK 7, OPTIONAL)

See how to continue using your PQ tools for a variety of work and life applications.

Program Schedule at a Glance

Personalized Learning

Your Assessment results [from PQ “SAGE” and Saboteur Assessments] and insights from the best-selling book Positive Intelligence are integrated with the proprietary app so you have customized, practical practices to help support your rapid transformation.

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Video Insights

Weekly on Weekends

You watch a 1-hour video at your convenience over the weekend, which generates fresh insights and a specific EXPERIENCE. It’s led by CEO, Stanford University researcher/lecturer and best-selling author of “Positive Intelligence”, Shirzad Chamine.  

Custom App

Daily – Practice 15 minutes

 You practice 3 minutes a time, 5x per day, for 15 minutes.  Your smartphone app guides you to APPLY the week’s insights to specific situations you anticipate that day. Or to reimagine a way you might have handled it differently with your 5 Core Powers.

Weekly Group Coaching

Mondays or Tuesdays:  You and your POD members choose specific time and date to convene for the program duration.  Your 45 minute-1 hour live zoom call is lead by facilitator Stephanie Klein with up to 4 other POD members progressing through the program with you. Given we have a PQ program Chicago based operation, we meet conveniently for CST hours.

DETAILS ON WHAT’S INCLUDED

Weekly 1-hour video: These create INSIGHT, as the researcher and author of Positive Intelligence guides you through experiential exercises that deepen and personalize your understanding of mental fitness tools. You don’t just watch: you participate at key sections to deepen your learning. You leave inspired and energized for the coming week’s daily practices.

The “PQ Program” is designed like a 6-week bootcamp with a bonus 7th session– yet takes only 15 minutes each day. As you follow the program, you gain (1) the INSIGHTS, (2) the STRUCTURE, and (3) the MOTIVATION to apply what you learn to whatever you face each day with your leader, your colleagues, and your direct reports: both at work, and at home.

Each time you complete an exercise, you build a small mental muscle. You lay down fresh neural pathways that form lasting positive habits in your mind. The cumulative impact by the end of the 6 weeks is dramatic. You will be more clear. More free. More positive, and charged up.

 

Daily progress tracking. The app tracks your daily progress against minimum targets that research shows are required for new mental muscles (neural pathways) to be formed.  Coaching tips and challenges are personalized daily, partly based on the results of your Saboteur Assessment. Customized to help you disarm your Top 3 saboteurs.

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“This program has opened up my eyes in so many ways and I expect to use these skills thorugh the rest of my life.”

M. Cadrot, Attorney 

“I can see applications for this in my work and personal  life.  Stephanie has a calm leadership style and enables people to feel safe and comfortable to learn and grow.”

D. Snyder, Health care professional

Still Undecided?

Take the Free Saboteur Asessment and learn about what is holding you back.

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