Be Less Anxious
An ability to embody and communicate inner calm in a way that helps others to lower their own anxiety.
Lead with Conviction
To act boldly, take clear stands, and be willing to take risks (even when it makes you vulnerable to failure and ridicule) for the sake of preserving core values or creating a new future you care about.
A new way of SEEING, THINKING and LEADING that helps leaders navigate the hidden dynamics of organizations more effectively. Resilient Leaders are able to:
The Resilient Leadership model calls for leaders to embrace a “New Way of SEEING, THINKING, and LEADING”. In this document we invite you to focus on the nature of the “New Way of THINKING” that has the potential to transform to a dramatic degree the effectiveness of leaders everywhere. “What exactly is this New Way” you might ask. The short answer to this question is to “think systems”, but more specifically it is a mandate to “Think Emotional Systems”.
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Fact:We naturally assume that the ability to see is located in our eyes, since that is the critical organ that we immediately identify as essential for the gift of sight. But science reminds us that the ability to see is located in our brains every bit as much as in our eyes. Emerging neuroscience has further broadened our understanding of perception as an extremely complex phenomenon that goes well beyond the mechanics of eyesight. Perception is shaped in decisive ways by deliberately focused attention, and a host of emotional factors both filter and highlight what and how we “see” the world around us.
Action:Here are some practices to help develop Resilient Leadership’s “New Way of SEEING”
Try It:December, with its increased holiday gatherings and celebrations, can be both a joyful and a stressful time for families. During this month, use your daily commute to and from work, or other convenient time, to get on the balcony and practice this new way of SEEING. Turn the radio/TV off, and reflect on the emotional systems you are a part of, beginning with yourself.
Here are some questions you might find helpful:
Use this quiet space of reflection to access your own wisdom, and act on what you hear.
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