Positive Intelligence

By Shirzad Chamine,

Book cover of Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours

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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER In his popular Stanford University lectures, Shirzad Chamine reveals how to achieve one's true potential for both professional success and personal fulfillment. His groundbreaking research exposes

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I love frameworks. Especially ones that make simple and clarifying distinctions about our complex inner life. That’s exactly what Chamine has done with this book. When I read this book in 2012 and completed the accompanying free online assessment to identify my saboteurs, I was greatly humbled by the sobering accuracy of how I self-sabotage.

While reading the book, I was engrossed in the combination of logic, science, and stories helping to illuminate how and why we all have a unique mix of these universal saboteurs: Controller, Stickler, Hyper-Achiever, Restless, Hyper-Rational, Victim, Avoider, Pleaser, Hyper-Vigilant. I learned how to identify…

Positive Intelligence may have had the single most powerful effect on how I process my thoughts. This book is about how to divert your thoughts to handle difficult situations with a positive mindset instead of a negative one. Most people drink to manage stress and avoid dealing with life’s difficult challenges. Positive Intelligence gives us a new framework for how to capture our thoughts and make them work for us, instead of against us.

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