We have all read and heard about the work of Daniel Goldman regarding Emotional Intelligence, but now what I believe could prove to be equally important is the measurement of our spiritual intelligence. Author Cindy Wigglesworth has just published a book entitled “The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence“which provides insight into our spiritual intelligence. As part of my inquiry Cindy allowed me to take the 170 question analysis that she diligently developed over many years. The quiz was quite revealing and is certainly a tool that will be quite useful both personally and in the work environment. (For more information on the click here to be directed to her website.)
Cindy defines spiritual intelligence as “the ability to behave with wisdom and compassion while maintaining inner and outer peace regardless of the situation.” Wow, now thats a skill set that most corporations would love to instill in their employees. Cindy states that “transcending our smaller nature and growing into our full potential as human beings is the most important and fulfilling thing we can do with our lives. The set of skills that are collectively known as spiritual intelligence are designed to help you become more fully who you are, to continue to grow and develop, and to live with greater consciousness, direction, wisdom and compassion.
Cindy uses her newly defined spiritual intelligence in conjunction with the other identified intelligences, physical, cognitive, emotional intelligence. When combined and analyzed they become a powerful tool that can assist the management of organizations in defining how employees will best work, inspire and collaborate with one another. There are 21 skills that have been identified as part of our spiritual intelligence , and those skills have been classified into four (4) quadrants. Self-Awareness, Universal Awareness, Self Mastery, Social Mastery/Spiritual Presence. To better understand the spiritual intelligence model I recommend that you click here to be directed to Cindy’s Deep Change website.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Cindy Wigglesworth, the author of “The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence“. You can click here to watch a great PBS interview in which Cindy provides the viewer with insight into her personal philosophy and history.