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The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships, and Our World

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At the beginning of the 21st Century we find ourselves dizzy with resources for conscious evolution. But how do we make sense of all the techniques and traditions? Where do we begin, and what takes top priority? In The New IQ, David Gruder provides a practical roadmap for personal growth that allows readers to move forward with informed integrity. By reviewing the wealth of psychological and spiritual wisdom from across history and culture, secular and sacred aspects of human experience, Gruder identifies the ...
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Overview


At the beginning of the 21st Century we find ourselves dizzy with resources for conscious evolution. But how do we make sense of all the techniques and traditions? Where do we begin, and what takes top priority? In The New IQ, David Gruder provides a practical roadmap for personal growth that allows readers to move forward with informed integrity. By reviewing the wealth of psychological and spiritual wisdom from across history and culture, secular and sacred aspects of human experience, Gruder identifies the three core human drives: for authentic self-expression, connection with others, and to make a positive difference in the world. Providing more than just a compendious survey, he also streamlines this breadth of information in to a user-friendly version of the personal development process, helping readers to identify which methods are best for them at each stage of their own work.The teachings and techniques are all out there.but not until now have they been organized and reframed for the contemporary seeker.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604150131
  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Author David Gruder, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Willingness Works' (www.willingness.com) in Del Mar, California, though which he lectures, trains, and consults worldwide in his specialty of Integrity Development. For nearly three decades, Dr. Gruder has facilitated integrity enhancement for entities ranging from American Express, to the U.C. San Diego Medical School, to instructing ambassadors and other delegates of the World Trade Organization et al. while concurrently maintaining a waiting-list private psychotherapy practice from 1980 until 2000. In addition to producing over a dozen training manuals and 70+ CD's, his first book, Sensible Self-Help, won two book awards, including Colliers 1997 Mental Health Book of the Year.
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Table of Contents

An Important Note     13
Dedication     14
Acknowledgments     15
Introduction     21
How to Use This Book     23
Life in an Age of Lack of Integrity
You Are a Three-Dimensional Self: "What does it take to feel truly authentic, lovable and to make a difference?"     27
What Happens When You Are Less Than Your Three-Dimensional Self: "Is integrity merely a vague philosophical concept that no one can actually define?"     37
What Natural Developers Do That the Rest of Us Would Benefit From Doing Also: "Can I really learn to do intentionally what natural developers do intuitively?"     49
Reverse Engineering the Secrets of Natural Developers: "What is revealed by looking at development with a rear view mirror?"     59
How Lack of Integrity Became So Commonplace
Why We Fall Out of Integrity: "What causes us to sacrifice our authenticity and our sense of right and wrong?"     71
How You Were a Childhood Genius: "What are the five universal survival strategies that we come to think of as 'who I am?'"     87
The Survival Plan in Action: Three Portraits: "How can I acquire some clues about my own bidden survival plan?"     93
Discovering the Anatomy of Your Survival Plan: "How can I discover why my past is limiting my present without having to go through years of soul searching or psychotherapy?"     101
How Our Childhood Survival PlanMorphs into Something That Compromises Our Integrity in Adulthood: "What prerequisites must I meet as an adult in order to feel lovable, worthy and safe?"     119
Demystifying the Rhythm of Adult Life
The Four LifeZones That Rule Adult Development: "Is there a predictable rhythm to my development that I should know about?"     137
LifeZone #1: Wakeup Calls: "What is life's way of inviting me into deeper integrity, fuller authenticity, more effective and fulfilling connection with others, and greater contributions to the world?"     141
LifeZone #2: Survival Plan Attachment: "How do we deal with life until we know how to do what natural developers do?"     149
LifeZone #3: Transformation Chapters: "Isn't there an easier way to develop than by doing deep inner work on ourselves all the time?"     155
LifeZone #4: Consolidation Periods: "Isn't it normal to just want to take a break sometimes?"     159
The Seven Key Life Skills Natural Developers Develop...and How You Can Develop Them Too
A Closer Look at the Seven WisePassions: The All-Purpose Life Skills: "Is there a single set of core life skills that personal, relationship, leadership and integrity development all depend upon?"     165
WisePassion #1: Teachability: "Why do I need to respond to everything life throws at me with self-responsibility, humility and receptivity?"     173
WisePassion #2: Self-Care: "How can I maintain the abundance of life energy I need for authenticity, connection, and service?"      183
WisePassion #3: Discernment: "How can I become better at telling the difference between truth, partial-truths, and lies?"     193
WisePassion #4: Harvesting: "How can I become really good at turning difficult life experiences into blessings rather than baggage?"     201
WisePassion #5: Power: "How can I express my inner light, gifts, deepest truths, and creativity without self-censoring and holding back?"     217
WisePassion #6: Synergy: "How can I learn to co-create more fulfilling, collaboration-based, productive, and resilient personal and work relationships than I ever thought possible?"     229
WisePassion #7: Stewardship: "How can I become really good at discovering and fully serving the collective highest good?"     243
The Grand Upshift in Humanity and Your Role in Helping It Emerge
It's In Every One of Us To Be Wise: "How can someone in my position make a meaningful difference in helping to create a new era of personal, relationship, collective, and leadership integrity?"     263
Appendices
Going Further: A Wealth of Resources     281
Glossary of Terms Used in The New IQ     287
Self-Assessments and Exercises     301
Index     303
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    The Key to Understanding the Human Condition

    Seldom do we find a self-help book that claws away misconceptions the way Dr. David Gruder's book does. In his new tome, The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships, and Our World, the human condition is laid bare, before our eyes. Ever wonder why we have trouble reaching a relaxed maturity? Dr. Gruder tells us it is because we fail to discard our Childhood Survival Plan. That prevents becoming us from becoming well-rounded adults, by integrating our three core drives--Authenticity, Connection and Impact. When these three are out of balance, Dr. Gruder teaches us, we cannot live a life that is balanced and fulfilling. In easy to access prose, Dr. Gruder lays bare the essence of the human condition. He teaches us how we can become whole, happy and well integrated within ourselves, our family, and our community. Every note in Dr. Gruder's book rings true. It is the result of over thirty-five years of experience dealing with the problems we all face, every day of our lives. There is not a single wasted page, not even a wasted sentence in Dr. Gruder's book. Readers who have embarked on a crusade to make themselves into the people they have always wished to be will find a handy primer here. Dr. Gruder's advice harks back to the Socratic dictum: Know thyself... It echoes the famous Navajo word, Hozho... Walk in balance, walk in beauty. The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships, and Our World is the must read book of the year. (The Midnight Bookworm, Vin Smith)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2008

    The New IQ

    Can we really have it all? Can we make a good living at a job that we love, spend quality time with our families, and make the world a better place, all while keeping our personal integrity? The New IQ says not only is it possible to have it all while keeping our integrity it states that integrity is actually the key to making it all happen. At first, that statement might seem a little odd to a lot of people. After all, the majority of us try to follow the rules and show others that we are generally good people. Why then do bad things like illness, divorce, and being fired from a job happen? The unfortunate truth is that most of us aren¿t very honest with ourselves. Without even realizing it, the majority of us spend our adult years stuck in the survival modes we learned as children. Even when it is clearly obvious that we won¿t receive the connection, validation, and protection that we so desire from our parents (or others that we¿ve transferred these needs onto), we continue to try to redeem ourselves. The genuine parts of ourselves (including our true talents and gifts) simply get locked away with the hopes that no one will ever see (and judge) the real us.

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