Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #79
From the Greenbelt of Boise Idaho, Crisp mornings again
The leaders and teams I work with are face continuous change.
Whether it is retail, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, professional services or even government agencies, the operating environments are constantly evolving.
There is an increasing and often overwhelming number of requests for time and attention. When the pressure builds beyond a manageable point, the common tendency is to regain control by tightening up. This shows up as physical tension, anxious and fearful emotions, and conditioned habit patterns of fight, flight, freeze or appease.
The problem is our reaction to tighten up holds us back from creatively engaging with our teams and partners to deal with what’s most important right now.
Consider your patterns for dealing with the pressure of incoming requests for your time and attention. How do you respond when it begins to feel unmanageable?
Imagine being on the raft in the picture above. What’s the impact you’ll have by attempting to take control in the middle of a rapid?
The good news is we can develop our capacity for presence and resilience, learning to let go of control and be in the flow to create with what’s happening now. The leaders and teams who master these skills create new possibilities in the midst of adversity.
I help people become Clear Confident Leaders, building Teams that Achieve with presence and resilience to create new possibilities in the midst of adversity. I will close the fall enrollment window for new clients on September 21st. If you're interested, visit here.
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