From fog to focus
“The last of human freedoms is the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” Victor Frankl
All organizations in today’s workplace are working to keep up with a busy pace and ensuring that goals are met and shareholders are considered. To best benefit from a productive workforce, your managers and employees need to understand not only how to manage stress, but to respond with resilience when faced with challenges.
In the workplace, the biggest energy drain is dealing with difficult people or managing office politics. Of course, the sheer volume or pace of work or constantly changing priorities can also stretch you to your limits, or when you have to withstand personal criticism.
Resilience is an individual’s response, capacity and methods used to allow them to prevent, tolerate, overcome and be enhanced by events and experiences perceived to be stressful. Developing resilience is a personal journey involving thoughts, behavior and actions. Anyone can do it.
Coaching helps you rebuild your resilience when it’s a crash, not a wobble. Through coaching, you can identify the individual factors that cause you stress, you will learn how to set clearer boundaries and deal with energy thieves. Through coaching you will also improve your self-confidence, discover your inner strength, gain a new perspective, achieve balance in your life, and take control again.
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Articles on Resilience
Beware of Emotional Vampires
Leaders, You do not need to be an expert in vampirism to know that there are people in your work and personal life who can suck the energy out of you. They are experts at pushing your buttons in many shapes or forms. It isn’t that they are intentionally mean [...]
Courage within us
Leaders, A friend, colleague and client of Inspired Executives has started a major transformation about a year ago. While it took her a while to make that tough decision, the insights and freedom she is gaining in her journey are invaluable and encouraging for others. This is Gesche’s story: “My [...]
The Dark Triad or the fifty shades of gray in leadership
Leaders, How dark is your personality? Are you a manipulative person? Can you switch off your empathy? Are you completely obsessed with yourself? If your answer is yes, you might want to pay attention to your dark side. “Dark” leaders may be toxic but still be as effective as pro-social, [...]
Time to forgive
Leaders*, What are your strategies for releasing pent-up anger? How do you ensure you communicate from a place of empathy? On a scale of 1 – 10 (10 = all-time hero), how good are you at accepting people for who they are (including yourself) with all their peculiarities, imperfections, and [...]
Why Vague Feedback is Holding Women Back
Leaders, The number of women in executive roles has not changed largely in the last decade despite of significant investments in corporate advancement programs for women leaders. Women only hold 23% of senior management positions, and 35% of management positions. One major reason why women are not rising to executive [...]
How Women Manage Office Politics – Yes, We Can Play the Game!
Leaders, Office Politics are a fact of corporate life; positive or negative – politics happens. The reality is that politics is how power is managed on a practical basis everyday. The drama that unfolds as co-workers and top leaders play the game, form alliances, take credit, manipulate, trade favors [...]