Sporting the Right Attitude: Building Resilience and Relationships
Leadership and resilience is embracing your whole self to lead. The mental, emotional, and physical way you lead connects you to others to be more effective and successful. Here are a few components we emphasize in our trainings
Sporting the Right Attitude
Our minds are like a powerful locomotive, with complex moving parts.
How do you overcome obstacles to stay on track? (Walter tells his powerful Story)
How do you let go of your difficulties from your past, which often influences your present and future, and gets in the way of you being a great leader?
How can you stay motivated to motivate others?
What box cars are you pulling? Resentment? Anger? Frustration?
It's all about the attitude. You have the power right now to change your attitude for success.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BEHAVIORAL STYLE
When you can identify your behavioral style, you’ll recognize your strengths, and how to strengthen your weaknesses. And when you can identify behavioral styles in others, you’ll know why people say and do the things they do. With this new insight and understanding your relationships will become easier and better. People are not so much difficult, but different. This is powerful information to lead others effectively.
Here are the highlights:
Maybe you can find yourself. Remember, people are a combination of these styles.
Often our behavioral styles change. For example; how we act at work, or school, is often different than how we behave with friends and family.
DOMINANCE: Direct & Decisive These are the people that tend to be strong-minded. They are strong-willed people who enjoy challenges, taking action, and immediate results. The bottom line is their focus tends to be on the bottom line and results.
INFLUENCE: Optimistic & Outgoing. These individuals tend to be very social “people who prefer participating on teams, sharing ideas, and entertaining and energizing others.
STEADINESS: Sympathetic & Cooperative These people tend supportive, helpful and teamplayers. They prefer being behind the scene, working in consistent and predictable ways. They are often good listeners
CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: Concerned, Cautious & Correct These people are often focused onquality. They plan ahead, employ constantly check for accuracy, and systematic approaches.
*****When you can identify people’s behavioral styles and your own, you can use their language to influence them and gain their cooperation. In other words we adapt to their behaviors and mirror them. Notice I didn’t say change ourselves, but adapt to them. One study of millionaires found one of the most common characteristics of these wealthy people is that they know how to adapt to situations and people which attributed to their success in business and personally.
MINDFULNESS and Heart Leadership to follow Instinct
and making the Right Decisions
"Meditation can help you make better decisions when leading your company."
This statement is the results of the latest research from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania the first business school in the United States. Wharton now has the largest alumni network in the country.
We have known this for years, and why we have taught Mindfulness meditiation technques to leaders which they can use immediately to help them make quick and right decisions.
Smart leaders take in as much information as they can to make the right decision. However, the truly effective, successful leaders then rely on their instincts to make their final choice.
Instinct is something special inside of you that you may not trust.
It’s not loud. In fact, it may not be a voice at all…just a feeling. It’s called instinct.
Animals have this too, and they follow it. This is how they find shelter, mates, and food.
Our instincts are more developed and can guide us through more complicated situations, and obstacles, to enjoy the life we only dreamed we could have.
However, with increased technology, we are relying on our instincts less, and more on Google and Social Media to tell us which way to go.
You may say that I hear a voice in my head, but it tells me I'm not good enough, or that I will never be successful.
That's not the voice we're talking about.
This voice or feeling is always soft, gentle and loving. In fact, it's so quiet; you don't pay attention to it and you miss opportunities, relationships and other connections because it's the other voice, called the ego that gets your attention.
How Can I Connect to My Instinct?
You can distinguish between the loud ego-mind that criticizes and often misleads you and the quiet voice that seemingly knows instantly what is right for you, by practicing Mindfulness.
Using Mindfulness techniques and learning to make tip for silence, you will know the difference. It will undeniably be the right voice.
The more you practice Mindfulness and being quiet, to listen to your internal GPS, the stronger that instinctive voice becomes. The easier it is to detect, and the easier your life becomes. Suddenly, you're not struggling. Instead you're floating through life when before it was an uphill battle.
Our primitive fore fathers found food, shelter and protection following their instincts. The greatest artists, inventors, business people, scientists, and spiritual teachers in the world...have all relied on their instincts to guide them.
You can too.
Trust it to lead yourself and others!
People want to follow someone who not only acts like a leader, but looks like a leader.
You can't be effective if you're tired and run down. Your staff will pick that up immediately.
You're a leader, and you are exposed to a lot of people's energies and emotions. Be aware, this is draining.
Exercise is one of the best ways to not only release stressful energy, but to be and look healthy. You'll look like the true leader that you are.
Find something you love to do for exercise, and then stick with it.
In our trainings, we emphasize how exercise can change your attitude, and help you as a leader, make the right decisions.