How can you get an edge in the midst of a financial crisis?
At PSI, we suggest a mix of new skills and new attitudes to be competitive in this tight financial market.
The skills: Becoming more flexible, adaptable, and quick to see opportunities depends on a mix of PQ + EQ + IQ. It isn't enough to be smart on paper, or to have degrees. It's also about practical intelligence, and how to connect with people.
A key skill is how to LISTEN to what someone really wants. Another key skill is how to use your PQ to READ body signals -- understand someone's priorities. And also to know how your own state and body signals color what you see and hear, and affect the way you are received by others.
Intelligence (PQ + EQ + IQ) is the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued; and to build confidence in your ability to communicate.
The attitudes: The financial crisis comes as much from a collapse of trust as from other factors. Studies show that the economic success of countries is closely linked to the level of trust between strangers. Where people do not trust strangers, the economy suffers. Where trust is stronger, economies thrive.
When we are scared or feel isolated, it's hard to connect. And in difficult times these feelings are natural. What can you do to strengthen your ability to reach out, keep going for it, and connect? With people? With new situations? That's part of what we practice in our trainings -- how to really connect.
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