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Posts Tagged ‘Self Leadership’

6 Keys to Leading in Turbulent Times

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Leadership Success TrainingGlobalization, talent shortages and roller coaster market dynamics are just a few of the complex challenges facing today’s businesses. So how do you lead effectively in this turbulent environment?

“Complex challenges — ranging from expanding into overseas markets to dealing with the fallout of natural disasters — often don’t respond to conventional approaches and knowledge. Instead, they require innovative thought and action,” says John Ryan, President and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

Six important things you can do to become a more effective leader include:

Collaborate. Collaborative leaders can get tremendous results. Research shows that the ability to collaborate is a skill that top executives believe their men and women should have. In fact, 97 percent of the executives we surveyed identified collaboration as a key to their organization’s success. And yet, just 47 percent of those same executives believe the leaders in their organizations are skilled collaborators. (more…)

Stress Busters: Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Leadership

Monday, April 7th, 2014

What can leaders do to better manage stress? Here are a few tips and tools from a team of experts from the Center Leadership Success Trainingfor Creative Leadership: Vidula Bal, Michael Campbell, Joan Gurvis and Sharon McDowell-Larsen.

Know the signals. Learn to pay attention to your body’s response to stress. What triggers a feeling of stress and what are your physiological responses? Do you feel your heart rate going up? Do you get hot? Do you clench your jaw? Get a headache? The sooner you recognize that your body is going into stress, the sooner you can do something to manage it.

Create a ritual. Make it a habit to have a stress break. For example, every 90 minutes get up from your desk and walk around or get out for some fresh air. Do some deep breathing, shoulder shrugs, or just close your eyes for one minute. Taking a mental or physical break is an important strategy for dealing with day-to-day stress. When things are extra stressful, you can rely on these same tactics to get you through.

Get away. Find effective ways to set boundaries between work and home life. Whatever works for you – listening to music on the commute home, turning off the cell phone and email during personal or family time, participating in a social activity or hobby – make time for it and keep your commitment to having a life outside of work.

Focus on fitness. A regular exercise program is the best way to minimize the negative health outcomes associated with the demands of the job. Under stress we build up certain hormones; exercise dissipates some of that. Make a commitment to exercising at least 30 minutes twice a week. Also, incorporate healthy practices such as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet while reducing added sugars, fat and sodium. (more…)

A Leader’s Best Bet: Exercise

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Regular exercise is the best way to staying healthy during times of stress. Plus, executives who exercise are considered to be more effective leaders than those who don’t.

“We’ve known for years that people gain huge health benefits when they exercise. What is even more interesting from a leadership perspective is that organizations stand to gain when their leaders are physically fit,” says the Center for Creative Leadership’s Sharon McDowell-Larsen. Recent research from CCL shows that regular exercise and effective leadership go hand-in-hand. Leaders who exercise regularly were rated significantly higher by their bosses, peers and direct reports on their leadership effectiveness than the non-exercisers. Time invested in regular exercise, even if it means spending less time at work, is correlated with higher – not lower – ratings of leadership effectiveness. It seems that a healthy lifestyle can help executives to better cope with the stresses and demands of their positions, thus ultimately increasing their leadership effectiveness.

Staying healthy during times of stress requires either reducing the strain or boosting one’s ability to weather its effects. If you can find ways to reduce the external pressures that cause stress and overload, that’s ideal. Meanwhile, improve your mental and physical ability to process stress by establishing a regular exercise program and other healthy habits. The University of Iowa reports that regular exercise not only reduces stress but also can help leaders reduce anxiety, improve sleep and boost immunity from colds and flu. Exercise also helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. (more…)

Training Success Story: Leadership and Self Deception

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

The Problem: It doesn’t matter if the company has six, 60, or 60,000 employees – this training situation is all about the individual. And here it is: Each and every one those individuals has an internal “filter” that affects how he or she views the world, and themselves. Your filter is shaped by a variety of influences; culture, background,  position, history. But being aware of how your filter affects others around you is often a challenge for many people since it requires a high degree of self-awareness, not to mention an open mind. How does a trainer help people understand this fundamental human reality?

The Solution: Leadership and Self Deception, the CRM video program that tells the story of a 19th century doctor who challenged the status quo with a provocative new theory about germs and infections. Because of the stubborn mindsets of the medical establishment at the time, his was not an easy road.

Dr. Bea Carson of Carson Consultants in Maryland uses this video and several others to help her clients “open the doors of perception” and self-awareness. She calls it “being out of your box”.

Carson has conducted this program for a number of clients, several of them more than once. Training is done in simple, face-to-face classroom style and participants came from all over the world. She has used many parts of the Leadership and Self Deception classroom guide and also has scripted many portions of her program herself, tailoring it to each company’s needs.

Interestingly, she often uses “Leadership and Self Deception” in tandem with another film that explores cultural perceptions and the conflicts they can cause.

Carson reports that participants who have been through this training come away with a powerful recognition of personal filters, how they’re based on past experiences and beliefs, and how everyone can learn to take a few seconds to evaluate what’s influencing their reactions.

“All of the CRM programs I have used over the years are clearly and thoroughly organized”, Carson says. “It makes training feel extraordinarily simple”.

Watch a free full length preview of Leadership and Self Deception:
http://www.crmlearning.com/leadership-and-self-deception


 

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