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:High levels of chronic anxiety lead to an increase in reactive behavior. One common form of reactive behavior is over-functioning. If we are over-functioning these days, it means that we are thinking, feeling or acting for another in a way that erodes their capacity for ownership and effective action. The deep roots of this behavior lie in our anxious fears that are generally beneath our conscious awareness.
Action:Pause for a moment and consider where you might be over-functioning in your life and with whom. Who might you be “thinking, feeling or acting for” in ways that could be eroding the other person’s efficacy? What underlying fear might be driving your behavior.
Try It:This month, keep a list of the fears that are driving your over-functioning behaviors (e.g. Fear of: Being left out, losing control, losing my job, getting behind at work, getting old, etc.). Identify ways you are over-functioning in connection with these fears. Then consider these questions:
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