Speed and complexity drive reactivity in leaders. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the chaotic storming resulting from shifting priorities, ad-hoc emerging needs, and misalignment from unclear information flows. We develop the clarity, resilience, and agility in leaders and their teams to achieve unprecedented results from organized chaos.
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The reflection questions in this worksheet help ensure that you are effectively practicing the antidote to VUCA during problem solving meetings – namely, using vision to counter volatility, understanding to counter uncertainty, clarity to counter complexity, and agility to counter ambiguity.
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Mindfully Responding to Strong Emotions
by Jonathan on October 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm
Emotional self-regulation is a key component of emotional intelligence, which Dan Goleman’s research shows is highly correlated to effective leadership. Many executives know this – but our behavioral style can often make this difficult regardless. I have many coaching clients who are emerging leaders in their organizations and who have directive, dominant, action-oriented personalities. For these clients with “get it done” behavioral styles, anger is easily provoked whenever they feel impeded in some way by colleagues. I often work with them to help them develop a strategy for managing this anger – and thereby inviting greater followership within their organizations in the process. […]
How You Show Up Impacts How You Lead
by Virginia on October 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm
We’ve all heard the saying “You could cut the tension in the room with a knife”. But what’s really going on when we sense an emotion like tension? Are we actually able to influence others with our emotions? Can you train your nervous system to be calm in the face of chaos? What does this have to do with leadership? […]
Developing Resilience: 5 Strategies for Type A Personalities
by Jonathan on October 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm
A number of my clients are what might be described as ‘Type A’ personalities. They are restless high achievers, drivers of projects, relentless seekers of deep and long-lasting business impact. They have a direct, results-oriented style and hold themselves to very high standards. In the right role and right organization, this personality type can serve them well – as long as they continue to achieve and don’t drive over colleagues. However, they can severely struggle with resilience once they encounter failure or extreme stress – as I was reminded of recently. […]