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Shirzad Chamine by Zac Mcclure


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Shirzad Chamine by Zac Mcclure

  1. 1. SHIRZAD CHAMINE Professor Stewart Friedman Zac McClure, Spring 2014
  2. 2. Background 2 • Inspiration for his book – Childhood – Stanford “touchy-feely” class – Family – Setback as CEO • The power of positive thinking • Explored how to drive impact • Past: Bouncing around • Now: Author / Life Coach Key accomplishments and crucible events
  3. 3. Connection 3 • First introduction: Stanford GSB Letter • Second: Leadership lecture series • Book: Positive Intelligence – Philosophy: Stallion story – Sage – Saboteurs  make self-love contingent on always having amazing performance • "I'll finally be happy when _____?" – Proposes a solution – “Meditation “exercises for busy professionals • Impact on relationships His role as an influencer
  4. 4. Integration of the four domains 4 Positive Intelligence Com- munity Self Work Family Creating sustainable overlaps to improve quality of life • Focused on self- improvement • Self-reflective • “Meditation” exercises • Passion for career as an author and entrepreneur lets him be more present with his family • His passion for having a better relationship with his children led him to his Positive Intelligence research • He is sharing what helped him, and in turn helping professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders learn how to be more successful
  5. 5. Integration of the four domains 5 Positive Intelligence Community Self Work Family When four is one
  6. 6. Advice to live by 6 • Every outcome or circumstance is a gift and opportunity – An “active” take on “It’s all part of ____’s plan.” • “It’s a lot easier to see the spinach in someone else’s teeth, but much more useful to see the spinach in your own.” • Re: Leadership training in MBA: We spend all of our time focusing on the intellectual aspect of managing people and not enough time on the energy and emotion people feel • McDonald's idea of improvement is flawed – i.e. One workshop later, or one book later, you'll be profoundly changed • We are all special, unique, awesome, why do we forget this? Key takeaways