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Check in on practices that will help you keep Resilient LeadershipTM top of mind.  Learn how to “SEE”, “THINK” and “LEAD” in the world of emotional systems that encircles everything we do. Visit this page often or subscribe below for automatic updates sent to your e-mail.

Got Problems? Be Resilient!

Got Problems? Be Resilient!

Recently a young woman, confronted with some much-needed dental work was in the chair undergoing the removal of a crown when her dentist abruptly stopped the procedure and, in a voice, filled with anxiety said, “don’t swallow”, right after she had swallowed.

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Can the Power of Curiosity Transform Your Leadership and Life

Can the Power of Curiosity Transform Your Leadership and Life?

When faced with complex problems, unwanted challenges or disappointments and especially when faced with setbacks, our immediate reaction is to become anxious. The fear of failure creeps in. A physiological reaction arises and we either strike back in our words or our actions or we wither and sometimes even withdraw.

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Moods and Emotions We All Have Them and We All Share Them

Moods and Emotions – We All Have Them and We All Share Them

As you walk into a packed restaurant you get a sense of things.  Without saying a word to anyone you might think to yourself:
“This place is really crowded. People flock here to have a great time”. Or: “This place is really crowded. They must have no place else to go”.

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Are You Feeling Tense, Get Curious as to Why

Are You Feeling Tense, Get Curious as to Why

An excellent way to be less anxious is to become more astute observers of our own brand of reactivity. Those behaviors we exhibit automatically when we are under pressure and then learn ways to manage ourselves so that our anxiety — and our reactive behaviors lessen over time. Is This Me?

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Increase Your Productivity Targets By Stretching Your Goals

Increase Your Productivity Targets by Stretching Your Goals

A new year is frequently seen as a time of fresh starts and new opportunities. We are also regularly reminded that it’s a great time to make both personal New Year Resolutions and to introduce corporate change initiatives: Time to eat less, exercise more, time to implement new policies, increase productivity targets, set stretch goals, and so forth.

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3 Good Ways To Remain Calm During The Holiday Season And Beyond

3 Good Ways To Remain Calm During The Holiday Season And Beyond

We are well into the holiday season with a lot of family and friend time. Time to reconnect and celebrate. It is the year end triple play so to speak – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. As the song goes – “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”!

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Learn RL: Weekly Insights, Viewpoints, & Resources

Follow our weekly updates for insights and practices offered by our Certified RL Coaches and Trainers. Learn with and from these RL experts as they work to deepen their knowledge and practice of Resilient Leadership TM.

Are You Calm, Connected, and Staying on Course?

Are You Calm, Connected, and Staying on Course?

Through Resilient Leadership certification I learned more about the Rational System and the Emotional System. I learned that we are generally unaware of chronic anxiety and so we tend to just react unconsciously to it in any Emotional System (think relationships.)

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Understanding the Emotional Systems in Schools

Understanding the Emotional Systems in Schools

There is a hidden dynamic in society that is potent, pervasive, and impacts all aspects of a functionality. This is especially prevalent in our schools. Revealing this hidden world and understanding its impact is key to moving schools forward.

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Is Anxiety A Bad Thing?

Is Anxiety Always A Bad Thing?

Through Resilient Leadership certification I learned more about the Rational System and the Emotional System. I learned that we are generally unaware of chronic anxiety and so we tend to just react unconsciously to it in any Emotional System (think relationships.)

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Mike Nowland

Self-Differentiation and Resilient Leadership

Through Resilient Leadership certification I learned more about the Rational System and the Emotional System. I learned that we are generally unaware of chronic anxiety and so we tend to just react unconsciously to it in any Emotional System (think relationships.)

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Susan Palchesko

I Grew Up A Little “Under the Radar”

One of the assumptions that I had always made was that the more knowledge and life experience I gained, the more comfortable I would be leading others. I have since learned that this isn’t necessarily the case. I experienced that knowledge, responsibility, and even age can actually increase anxiety.

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RL Coach Certification – Ask Us Anything (Webinar)

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Jim Burns - Writes About The Emotional Systems

A Leader’s Presence is Contagious!

I had observed success in others who had specific skills in marketing, strategic thinking, financial acumen, or operational savvy, and some who just plain outworked everyone else. None of those attributes applied to me! Yet my continued success has been recognized and rewarded, moving me up the ladder of success during my entire career.

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Janet Moczulewski

Exhausted? Burned Out? Frustrated? You may be Overfunctioning!

I learned a “new way of seeing.” I learned that over and under-functioning is anxiety driven and a reciprocal phenomenon. In other words, if I overfunction at work or in family life, others will under function…

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