Breakthrough Research


Positive  Intelligence(PQ)®  is  based  on  breakthrough  original  research  by  Shirzad  Chamine  and  synthesis  of  recent  discoveries  from  Neuroscience,  Positive  Psychology,  Cognitive   Behavioral  Psychology,  and  Performance  Science.  

Breakthrough Research


Positive  Intelligence(PQ)®  is  based  on  breakthrough  original  research  by  Shirzad  Chamine  and  synthesis  of  recent  discoveries  from  Neuroscience,  Positive  Psychology,  Cognitive   Behavioral  Psychology,  and  Performance  Science.  

Breakthrough Research

Positive  Intelligence(PQ)®  is  based  on  breakthrough  original  research  by  Shirzad  Chamine  and  synthesis  of  recent  discoveries  from  Neuroscience,  Positive  Psychology,  Cognitive   Behavioral  Psychology,  and  Performance  Science.  

Neuroscience


You have two very different brains. Your Survivor Brain region is tasked with survival and activates your Saboteurs to respond to challenges. This results in the stress hormone cortisol and all the anxiety, negative emotions and unhappiness that your Saboteurs manufacture. You get tunnel-visioned.

Your PQ Brain region is the seat of your Sage, your original true self. When you activate this region, you tap into great powers of empathy, curiosity, creativity, and fearless, clear-headed, laser-focused action. You release endorphins, feel at peace and positive, and perform better. The PQ Brain is responsible for peak performance and feeling “in the flow.”

PQ Reps are powerful and simple 10-second techniques for quieting your Survivor Brain and activating your PQ Brain regions in the middle of handling challenges. This is key in you developing command over your own mind.

Positive Psychology


Positive Psychology researchers have shown that individuals get stuck at their “baseline happiness” levels, meaning that greater achievements and wealth only temporarily improve happiness before falling back to baseline. Conversely, while success doesn’t lead to greater happiness, a happier brain is more creative, resourceful and resilient and does lead to greater performance and success.

What we contribute to this research is that your baseline happiness level is determined by the relative strength of your Sage versus your Saboteurs―i.e, your Positive Intelligence. If you want to increase your happiness permanently, you must improve your Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ).


Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology researchers have shown that individuals get stuck at their “baseline happiness” levels, meaning that greater achievements and wealth only temporarily improve happiness before falling back to baseline. Conversely, while success doesn’t lead to greater happiness, a happier brain is more creative, resourceful and resilient and does lead to greater performance and success.

What we contribute to this research is that your baseline happiness level is determined by the relative strength of your Sage versus your Saboteurs―i.e, your Positive Intelligence. If you want to increase your happiness permanently, you must improve your Positive Intelligence Quotient (PQ).



Cognitive Behavioral Psychology


Cognitive Behavioral Psychology has been extensively researched and validated to be effective in helping people discredit negative unhelpful mind patterns and replace them with more positive and helpful alternatives.

Positive Intelligence greatly accelerates the identification of the negative mind patterns through the construct of the Saboteurs and Saboteur Assessment.

It also accelerates the shift to a positive alternative through the construct of the Sage, its perspective, and 5 powers. This dramatically increases both the practical applications and scope of cognitive behavioral tools.

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Psychology has been extensively researched and validated to be effective in helping people discredit negative unhelpful mind patterns and replace them with more positive and helpful alternatives.

Positive Intelligence greatly accelerates the identification of the negative mind patterns through the construct of the Saboteurs and Saboteur Assessment.

It also accelerates the shift to a positive alternative through the construct of the Sage, its perspective, and 5 powers. This dramatically increases both the practical applications and scope of cognitive behavioral tools.

Performance Science


We have known for two decades that the greatest contributor to extraordinary performance is Emotional Intelligence (EQ).  However, attempts at permanently raising EQ have primarily failed.

This is because 1. EQ constitutes an overwhelming number of two dozen competencies, 2. Saboteurs are not exposed, therefore sabotaging any long-term improvement 3. Emphasis has been on generating insight, rather than building mental muscles.

Positive Intelligence revolutionizes and dramatically simplifies EQ development by showing that high PQ is the necessary and sufficient precursor to high EQ. Once you develop high PQ by weakening your Saboteurs, strengthening your Sage, and activating your PQ Brain, you automatically develop all of the two dozen EQ competencies. PQ is the simple, practical and sustainable way to develop all the EQ competencies associated with high performance.


Performance Science

We have known for two decades that the greatest contributor to extraordinary performance is Emotional Intelligence (EQ).  However, attempts at permanently raising EQ have primarily failed.

This is because 1. EQ constitutes an overwhelming number of two dozen competencies, 2. Saboteurs are not exposed, therefore sabotaging any long-term improvement 3. Emphasis has been on generating insight, rather than building mental muscles.

Positive Intelligence revolutionizes and dramatically simplifies EQ development by showing that high PQ is the necessary and sufficient precursor to high EQ. Once you develop high PQ by weakening your Saboteurs, strengthening your Sage, and activating your PQ Brain, you automatically develop all of the two dozen EQ competencies. PQ is the simple, practical and sustainable way to develop all the EQ competencies associated with high performance.

Breakthrough Results


Independent researchers’ data validate the many benefits of higher PQ. Based on data from 275,000 people, increased PQ leads to higher salary and greater success in the arenas of work, marriage, health, sociability, friendship, and creativity

Performance

  • Salespeople sell 37 percent more
  • Project teams perform 31 percent better on key performance metrics
  • Negotiators are more likely to gain concessions and close deals
  • Students perform significantly better on math tests
  • CEOs are more likely to lead happy teams who report their work climate to be conducive to high performance
  • A comparison of sixty teams showed that a team’s PQ was the greatest predictor of its achievement

Wellness

  • Employees take fewer sick days and are less likely to become burned out or quit
  • Higher PQ results in enhanced immune system functioning, lower levels of stress-related hormones, lower blood pressure, less pain, fewer colds, better sleep, and a smaller likelihood of having hypertension, diabetes, or strokes
  • High PQ Leads to an almost 10-year increase in lifespan (based on historical data extrapolation by independent researchers)

Breakthrough Results


Independent researchers’ data validate the many benefits of higher PQ. Based on data from 275,000 people, increased PQ leads to higher salary and greater success in the arenas of work, marriage, health, sociability, friendship, and creativity

Performance

  • Salespeople sell 37 percent more
  • Project teams perform 31 percent better on key performance metrics
  • Negotiators are more likely to gain concessions and close deals
  • Students perform significantly better on math tests
  • CEOs are more likely to lead happy teams who report their work climate to be conducive to high performance
  • A comparison of sixty teams showed that a team’s PQ was the greatest predictor of its achievement

Wellness

  • Employees take fewer sick days and are less likely to become burned out or quit
  • Higher PQ results in enhanced immune system functioning, lower levels of stress-related hormones, lower blood pressure, less pain, fewer colds, better sleep, and a smaller likelihood of having hypertension, diabetes, or strokes
  • High PQ Leads to an almost 10-year increase in lifespan (based on historical data extrapolation by independent researchers)

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