Move Beyond IQ or …………………..! For long, the world gave much
importance to Intelligence Quotient. "My son has an IQ of 210!" the
proud mother would boast. "He's going to be a scientist." This attitude
is a legacy of the early 20th century when psychologists devised tests
to measure intelligence. These tests primarily measured intellectual or
rational intelligence (used to solve logical problems). The higher the
figure, the belief went, the greater the intelligence. Current wisdom
shows that IQ tests may fluctuate on a daily basis depending on the
emotional state of the individual being tested. There is a new dynamic
when it comes to leadership training, motivational training and personal leadership coaching.
mid-1990s, Daniel Goleman revealed findings in neuroscience and
psychology that stressed the importance of Emotional Quotient (EQ).
This makes us aware of our feelings and that of others. It gives
empathy, motivation, compassion and an ability to respond skillfully to
pleasure and pain. Goleman argued that EQ was a basic requirement for
the use of IQ. If the areas of our brain that feel are damaged, our
ability to think effectively is diminished. In today’s business
environment strong leadership qualities include an abundance of EQ.
year, however, authors Dana Zohar and Ian Marshall introduced a new
dimension to human intelligence which is of essential importance when
it comes to , Motivational Training and Personal Leadership Coaching.
Spiritual Quotient (or SQ) is the ultimate intelligence, they claim.
This is the intelligence used to solve problems of meaning and value.
"Is my job giving me the fulfillment I seek?" "Am I relating to the
people in my life in a way that contributes to their happiness and
mine?" Answers to these questions determine whether we will find
happiness or not. IQ and EQ are inadequate in such issues.
intelligence," explains Ram Mohan a spiritual teacher, "is about the
growth of a human being. It is about moving on in life, about having a
direction in life and being able to heal ourselves of all the
resentment we carry. It is thinking of ourselves as an expression of a
higher reality. It is also about how we look at the resources available
to us. We realize that nature is not meant to be exploited and that
everyone is entitled to abundance and happiness. Ultimately through
this new essence in our Leadership Training, Motivational Training and
Personal Leadership Coaching, we discover freedom from our sense of
limitation as human beings and attain a higher sense of being.
Jennings, a transformational coach, and master of Leadership Training,
Motivational Training and Personal Leadership Coaching says: "For me
spiritual intelligence is about pondering over my life's purpose. Just
being in touch with that question is fulfilling. Finally I have
realised that there is immensity to me and as I peel of the
“protective” layers, deeper levels of myself unfold, leading to
incredibly higher levels of fulfillment."
Humans are essentially
spiritual beings, evolved to ask fundamental questions. "Who am I?"
"Where am I going?" "What do others mean to me?" It is an ability to
answer questions like these that lead people to personal leadership
workshops, Leadership Training, Motivational Training and Personal
Leadership Coaching. Spiritual intelligence motivates people to balance
their work schedules to spend time with the family. Or an executive
with a high SQ might look beyond profit margins and devote time for
voluntary work with orphans. Spiritual intelligence also addresses the
need to place one's life in a shared context of value.
transformative power of SQ distinguishes it from IQ and EQ. IQ
primarily solves logical problems. EQ allows us to judge the situation
we are in and behave appropriately. SQ allows us to ask if we want to
be in that situation in the first place and if the answer from the
heart is no it might motivate us to create a new one. This is a new
dynamic in Leadership Training, Motivational Training and Personal
Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
incorporates five basic human needs culminating in “Self Actualisation”
which Abraham himself defines as “being the best you can be”. For me
this interprets into being as close to your maker as you possibly can
be and this most definitely requires very high levels of SQ.
Eight attributes of people with advanced Spiritual Quotient.
1. High levels of flexibility.
2. Heightened self-awareness.
3. An ability to face, overcome and use adversities.
4. The ability to dream and be inspired by a vision.
An ability to see connections between diverse things which don’t
correspond with your own belief systems (thinking holistically).
6. A desire and capacity to cause as little harm as possible to all living creatures.
7. A tendency to probe and ask fundamental questions and not just readily accept traditional beliefs.
8. An ability to let go of EGO.
Jennings is a master of Leadership Training, Motivational Training and
Personal Leadership Coaching - he is the founding member of Jennings
and Associates – established in 1991. The organisation trains and
coaches most of South Africa’s blue chip companies, sports
professionals and individuals. He is also an associate of The Training
Corporation. Some of his Clients include Mnet, Coca-Cola, Spar Group,
Sappi, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, Stefanutti Stocks, Primedia
and many others. Products include leadership Development, Sales
Mastery, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Skills and Personal Leadership,
Transformational Coaching and Body and Mind practices. Contact us now
to sustainably evolve yourself and your management team for producing
exceptional results in the areas of Leadership Training, Motivational
Training and Personal Leadership Coaching.