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The ABCs of Emotional Mastery | Free ebook helps manage your moods, build resilience and create what matters most! Manage Your Moods, Lower Stress, Build Resilience and Create What Matters Most —— With Whatever You're Starting With! "Bruce Elkin provides a powerful life-organizing framework with which you can refocus your life on what matters most. If you read this book, be prepared to let go of stress, distress and extraneous burdens — and re-energize your life. "— Dr. Paul Stoltz, Author: Adversity Quotient & The Adversity Challenge Download your free PDF copy of The ABCs of Emotional Masterys now! No strings! A Self-Coaching Manual To Help You Manage Your Moods, Decrease Stress and Create What Matters Most Down? Stressed and anxious?

Overwhelmed by life and work? Too tired to take care of what matters to you? Helpless or hopeless: that it’s all just too hard? That's how many clients tell me they feel when they first talk with me about emotional mastery coaching. To often, they blame circumstances, other people, external events or other aspects of reality for their negative feelings. o. Policy Voice. The dangerous rhetoric of culture change. Quentin Millington , 18 Feb 2013 In this first of four articles on culture within organisations, I explore the three layers of culture and the difficulty of leading change.

As the world struggles to free itself from the beleaguered global economy, 'culture change' has become a watchword of politicians, executives and others keen to champion a better future. This is the rhetoric of optimism: cultural evolution is a chance to expunge what we believe to be diseased, nurture what is fresh and healthy, and create opportunities for others and ourselves. It is unsurprising that 'culture change' is often heralded with fanfare and excitement. I contend, however, that in many organisations (and societies, too) the progressively glib descant on culture augurs not better prospects, but vexation and disappointment.

Since the late sixties over two-thirds of organisation change initiatives have been considered a failure. The simple fact is that culture change is very, very hard to orchestrate. The Hames Report. We are responsible not only for what we do but also for what we could have prevented Peter Singer - Ethicist Leaders across the world, young and old, men and women, in every sector of society, are encountering a moral dilemma that is fundamentally different from the many ethical dilemmas they face every day of the week.

What is far more intriguing is that possibly 99.9% of those in leadership positions go about their business entirely unconscious of this fact. Rather like the weird laws of quantum physics that reconstrue our reality, this issue is outside of their comprehension. So What's the Problem? In a word - ethics. After all, in a competitive world, the determination to win at any cost has been a slogan famously touted, and relentlessly and passionately pursued, by business corporations, government agencies, and sports clubs alike. The recent ruckus surrounding US cyclist Lance Armstrong is a case in point. 1.

We take the world-system for granted. 2. This is an important lesson. 3. Pope Benedict XVI and the Leadership Issue No One Wants to Talk About - Gretchen Gavett - Our Editors. By Gretchen Gavett | 5:27 PM February 11, 2013 An edited interview with Harvard Business School professor and leadership historian Nancy F. Koehn. Pope Benedict XVI just resigned, citing age and poor health. Aside from the whole “no pope has resigned in the past 600 years” thing, why is this important in the grand scheme of how we understand work and leadership? Lesson number one is about the importance of endurance and physical stamina, and the ability to keep one’s self and one’s energy at a high, healthy level on a very consistent basis.

Lesson number two is more about how extraordinarily difficult effective leadership is. At one level this resignation feels really distant, and at other, when you really peel it down, it’s not. So what’s the answer for leaders who are older, who are sick, who are tired? I don’t think this is primarily about age. That doesn’t just mean getting on the treadmill for an hour every morning. In some ways, it’s an act of great responsibility. Good Organizational Citizenship Requires Basic Civility. The process of leadership is dependent upon responsive organizational citizens that recognize the ethical imperative to assume full responsibility for their behavior in the workplace. At a minimum, good organizational citizenship requires treating others with professional courtesy and respectful civility . I have to confess that’s not always easy, especially when you work with people that march to the beat of a different ethical drummer . There is a fine line between “righteous indignation” and incivility , and those that cross that line usually do so with a healthy dose of self-deception .

Good organizational citizenship requires initiating professional courtesies to everyone at work independent of their response to those courtesies. We are only responsible for how we choose to treat others, not how they will respond. Civility is a sign of strength. Those that attempt to manipulate and bully others usually do so because of a fundamental character flaw or weakness.

Related Posts: Book helping managers face their dragons. Comments (0) BUSINESS strategist Patricia Lustig has published her second handbook aimed at helping senior managers face the challenges of long-term success. The chief executive of Stroud-based LASA Development has written Here be Dragons, describing it as "a book of two halves". She says it provides a compelling narrative about how and why organisations in the UK and Europe must embark on a continual cycle of renewal in order to survive and thrive. Published by Choir Press and available at, Here be Dragons is a dual-purpose handbook co-authored by Patricia and colleagues from top international business strategy firm SAMI Consulting. The first half is written as fiction and is called The Columbus Project, tracking a mid-size automotive manufacturing company and some of its senior leadership as they strive to transform the complacent business into a dynamic one.

The 7 Rules of Highly Effective Habits. This is a guest post by Barrie Davenport of Live Bold & Bloom. I have a coaching client who weighed over 400 lbs. She never exercised and ate a poor diet consisting of a lot of junk food and sweets. She didn’t socialize much because she was embarrassed about her appearance. At age 33, she’d never had a date. Although she longed to go to Europe, she wouldn’t travel by plane because she couldn’t fit in the seat. She was in a job she hated, and even though she had more talent and ability than most people have in their little finger, her self-confidence was below zero. But over the course of the last two years, she has . . . lost over 200 lbs.

So what does this woman know that the rest of us don’t? How was she able to essentially turn her entire life around to become fit, healthy, attractive, organized, and wildly successful? I’ll get to that in a moment. But first, let me mention that my client has given me permission to write about her. So what does Stephanie know? Ask Stephanie. Ask Leo. img. About. Think of five problems facing the world. Now think of five potential solutions. If you found the first easier than the second, don’t worry. Everybody does. We know much more about what’s broken than what’s being done to fix things. We created Dowser to address this imbalance. We’re living through a global social change renaissance.

Millions of people are building organizations and social enterprises, attacking problems with new ideas and models. But most of this activity is hidden. At Dowser, we present the world through a ‘solution frame,’ rather than a ‘problem frame.’ We don’t proselytize, provide feel good news, or celebrate a few heroes. We’re open to any sector – nonprofit, business, government. Dowser is a place for anyone who cares about initiating positive change. A dowser uses a divining rod to uncover water. Dowser is a work-in-progress. Our code of ethics. For our ethics policy, click here. Editor Contact her at: Just How Powerful Are You? - Nilofer Merchant. When you write online, no one checks to see if you have a journalism degree before they start to read.

If you experience an earthquake and want to report on its danger or safety, no one asks your credentials before you report to Ushahidi. And if you were interested a creating a new company, you can simply initiate the idea and get funding through Kickstarter or Indie GoGo. The gateways of power have changed. Or have they? When I look around, I see a culture that honors being prepared, doing the right things to get ahead, and achieving more and more, starting with our education — we need to go to the right high school to get into the right college, to get the right job after college. So, which is it? I’d like to explore this topic with you by sharing two arguments about what defines power today.

Argument 1: You Are Powerful Beyond Measure Academic degrees, once a status differentiator, are no longer required to create good ideas. Argument 2: Power is a Limited Commodity Power is open. 10 Laws of Productivity. You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common. In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. Break the seal of hesitation. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed.

While preparing properly as you start a new project is certainly valuable, it’s also easy to lose yourself in planning (and dreaming) indefinitely. 2. When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. 3. Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. To avoid ‘blue sky paralysis,’ pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 30 Qualities of Highly Successful People • Embrace Possibility Blog. Warren Buffett is successful for investing and building long-term businesses. Bill Gates is successful for creating a software empire that has changed the way we use computers.

Gandhi was successful for leading India into independence from the British. Success comes in many ways and forms. What’s interesting is that most successful people have very similar qualities. When I read lists such as this one, I want to see how I stack up against it. I have enjoyed and benefited much from these types of lists and that’s why I decided to organize all my research, observations and experience and compile this comprehensive list.

If you want to achieve your life’s dream and be wildly successful, you need to model yourself after people who are living their dream. “Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”– Tryon Edwards We all start out in life as being quite ordinary and many remain that way. 1. 2. 3. 4. Steps to an ecology of conversation - an exploration with... Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Please enter the code as shown on the image. Please select the date you would like to attend.

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Traditional Strategy Is Dead. Welcome to the #SocialEra - Nilofer Merchant. By Nilofer Merchant | 10:34 AM September 12, 2012 When I say, “Social is and can be more than media,” people resist. It’s as if the two words (social and media) are now permanently fused together. But they shouldn’t be. The fact that they are joined at the hip in so many people’s minds means that marketing agencies are thriving — but that the rest of our organizations are not. Social can be — and already is — more than Media. The companies thriving today are operating by a new set of rules — Social Era rules. The failing organizations around us — many of which I explore in my new book, which publishes today — continue to follow the operating rules and ethos of Traditional Strategy.

It’s helpful to call this new context the Social Era to emphasize a point: while in the industrial era, organizations became more powerful by being bigger, in the Social Era, companies can also be powerful by working with others. Here’s the simplest way to define the Social Era. The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! Rebalancing the Portfolio of Your Life | Innovation You. Have you ever fantasized about your great escape? You know, the stressful job, the daily grind, the loveless marriage.

What if you made a break for it and actually got all the way to the land of plenty only to find that it wasn’t what you really wanted? That’s exactly what I’ve done a couple times in my life before I learned that the same mindset that drives a person to have it all eventually stops them from having what they really want. I retired at twenty nine. I was exhausted. Seek: Creativity How: Aesthetic vision and artistic expressionExample: Keep a sketch book of creative ideas Seek: Discovery How: Psychological and spiritual explorationExample: Visit the holy places of a different religion Seek: Vitality How: Physical and emotional healthExample: Keep an appointment with yourself to meditate daily Seek: Prosperity How: Financial well beingExample: Actively manage your financial investments Seek: Capability Seek: Community Seek: Security Seek: Productivity.

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