“This is the next step beyond emotional intelligence.”Lance Secretan, author of Reclaiming Higher Ground
You’ve heard of IQ. And maybe EQ. Now discover SQ: the new frontier of personal growth and organizational leadership.
Courageous. Wise. Authentic. Compassionate. Peaceful. Whether we are religious believers, atheists, or anything in between, it turns out we can agree quite easily on what it means to be a spiritually evolved human being. The more difficult question is, how do we get there? And how can we measure our progress? In SQ21, Cindy Wigglesworth translates spirituality into Spiritual Intelligence: a skill-set like EQ (emotional intelligence) that can be developed and measured. In her empowering and practical book, she shares 21 Skills that can help you live a life of wisdom, compassion, and authentic leadership.
The SQ21 model translates the most-admired qualities of our spiritual heroes—people like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, or Martin Luther King Jr.—into a set of 21 skills that can be measured and intentionally developed. You will learn how to: Recognize the voice of Higher Self Live a life that is on-purpose and values-driven Understand people with very different points of view Sustain faith during challenging times Make compassionate and wise decisions Incorporating the best of contemporary and traditional spiritual wisdom in language that is faith neutral and faith-friendly, SQ21 is an invaluable tool for leaders, educators, coaches, consultants and anyone else seeking an effective, rational, and holistic way to embrace spirituality and see results.
What They're Saying
I highly recommend this book. For those of us engaged in Conscious Capitalism, we believe that a more advanced form of capitalism is emerging, one that brings value to all the stakeholders. It will require SQ as part of its success formula. Conscious Capitalism, the ultimate path to long-term competitive advantage, requires conscious leaders. And conscious leaders must develop 5 key intelligences: IQ, physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, systems intelligence and spiritual intelligence(SQ). SQ has been the hardest intelligence to describe. I am thrilled that Cindy Wigglesworth’s SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence has finally described in a solid, practical way, what is needed and how we can develop these skills. Rigorously created and researched, this is the next frontier in leadership. It will benefit you and your business to pay attention and develop these skills.
John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Whole Foods Market
Cindy Wigglesworth has devised an assessment that is an excellent overview of the process of general spiritual intelligence itself, including developmental variables—and thus one I can highly recommend!
Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything
Wigglesworth has ventured to pioneer new ground in our relationship to larger forces—our spiritual selves. This book is a must-read for anyone on a quest to find new meaning in life and work.
Richard Boyatzis, PhD, co-author of Primal Leadership
Finally, an intelligent book on Spiritual Intelligence! Cindy Wigglesworth doesn’t just preach its value, but shows us how it can be measured and developed as a skill-set. And what’s more, she does so in clear, pragmatic, and accessible terms, avoiding both New Age vagueness and religious dogma. SQ21 is a must-read for anyone trying to navigate the multidimensional challenges of life today.
Patricia Aburdene, bestselling author of Megatrends 2010
Cindy Wigglesworth does for spiritual intelligence what Daniel Goleman does for emotional intelligence in giving it a clear definition, a sharpened focus, and elucidating the difference it can make in organizations as well as in individuals. This book will be the singular, defining work in this field for years to come.
Jill Carroll, Ph.D. Scholar, writer, and speaker in Religious Studies