Almost anyone fate did not bestow great and continual success. Only the happiness that comes easily, is persistent and accompanied us to the end. Seneca the Younger (born Lucius Annaeus Seneca, called. Philosopher, 4 BC - 65 AD)

Your Power Quotient Report


Your Power Quotient (PQ) measures the extent to which you understand and use your Power Style to get what you want in life. Your job, your relationships, your status — they're not just handed to you. Whether you recognize it or not, your Power Style affects how you approach people, accomplish your goals, and handle just about every situation.

Your PQ indicates that you're already using 77% of your innate people-power skills. But you can still improve by 23 %. Once you understand more about your Power Style, there's nothing stopping you from becoming a true force of change in your world.

You are someone people look to for answers. You aren't afraid to speak your mind and have no qualms about taking a leadership role. This is because you believe that you alone are responsible for your own successes and failures. The phrase if you want something done, you have to do it yourself is one you most definitely take to heart.

You have the rare talent for seeing what you have control over and what you do not. For example, you can't control whether or not your boss likes you, but you can control whether or not you do a good job at work. Because you recognize what is in, and beyond your control, you are not apt to waste time and energy worrying about your boss's moods and how you can please them. Instead, you save your time and focus for areas you can truly impact.

When communicating your needs, you don't beat around the bush. You know what you want, and how to ask for it. The same goes for how you act on things: simply and directly. You understand your goals — a new job, a potential date, a new car — and you like to take the clearest route possible to achieve them. Your blunt, no-nonsense style and your ability to get the job done commands the respect and admiration of those around you.

This graph breaks down the five dimensions that make up your Power Quotient. Each one plays a role in determining both your overall PQ score and Power Style. Understanding and strengthening these five dimensions is the key to raising your PQ.

The first three dimensions — credit, control, and blame — are based on the following questions: When things are going well, to what extent do you take credit for success? To what degree do you blame others for the negative things that happen? Do you believe that you, or external forces, have control over events in your life?

The last two dimensions — directness and tact — refer to the relative number and kinds of strategies you have, and the frequency with which you utilize them. Are you more inclined to confront someone when you have a problem or are you going to find another way to get your point across?