Positive Intelligence


Positive Intelligence

Despite having the gift of Faith, I do not possess the most positive of attitudes.  I came across this article on Forbes which summarized the book [Positive Intelligence] and why only 20% of teams and individuals achieve their true potential.  In a nutshell, it is the negative “self talk” that goes on in our heads most days that defeats us.  I took the [PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient) Quiz] and shared it with my team at AOL last week as a fun exercise.  My score was a 42.  That is no bueno.  For perspective, a good score is 75 or above.  What this tells me is that I have a lot of room for improvement in the area of positivity.  The good news is that I am really good at detecting when my negative “saboteurs” are at work in my head so that means I will have a much easier time silencing them in the future.  I’m committed to being more intentional about positive thoughts, we’ll see in 21 days if I have a better score.