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Leaders: Avoid 5 Fail Points in Leadership Development

The results are in:  Sustainable Leader’s Survey … but first, where has you leadership training or professional development failed you?  What would you change and why?

Leaders: Recognize the effects of power stress now to avoid burnout

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Leaders face many unique challenges.  Being a leader has several inherent benefits as well as challenges. One challenge is “power stress” which results from the demand for influencing others and the increased responsibility of the position (McClelland, 1985).

Power stress is considered to be part of the experience resulting from exercising this influence and the subsequent sense of responsibility felt by those in leadership positions.Richard Boyatzis (2006) proposes that that leaders who are able to develop others through adopting a coaching engagement, are able to significantly lower this stress at a neurological level, which in turn has a positive ripple effect for the coachee, the coach and the organization as well.

Next:  Are you on your way to burning out?  Do you sometimes feel isolated?  Do people  really tell you the truth?  Would you listen if they did? (That’s another topic …)

Other signs of impending burn out are:  dissatisfaction with work or home life, irritability, restlessness, reduced creativity, poor decision-making, relationship problems at home or work, depression, anxiety, increased alcohol use, gastrointestinal problems, high blood pressure to name a few.

Coming up:  You can reverse the effects of power stress and avoid burnout (and dramatically improve your productivity, satisfaction and happiness in the process).  Stay tuned!

Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion by Richard E. Boyatzis

Coach VS Manager…Who are you? (via Hammer’s Hemisphere)

Jay Politi offers a terrific summary of why Coaching with The Brain in Mind by David Rock and Linda Page is a must read for managers and leaders who want to avoid burn out and become Sustainable Leaders who are built to last.

In the daily routines that most managers follow there seems to be little room (time) for one to ponder whether it is better to be a coach or better to be a manager. But, if you are not getting the results you want or want to ensure long term success, making the decision to set aside time to reflect on what kind of “Leader” you want to be, may be the most important thing to do before the end of this year, for your managerial career. If you are con … Read More

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Is executive coaching just a passing fad?

Is the use of coaching to develop leaders or high potential managers into leadership roles just a passing fad or here to stay?  If it’s here to stay, wouldn’t it be more effective for coaches to teach managers and leaders how to coach or to develop a coaching style of management and leadership than for a coach to “coach one leader or manager at a time?”  Developing a sustainable leader would include “teaching him to fish” rather than “fishing for him” in my opinion.  What are your thoughts on the topic of the efficacy of leadership coaching in organizations?

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Being a leader has several inherent benefits as well as challenges.  One challenge is “power stress” which results from the demand for influencing others and the increased responsibility of the position (McClelland, 1985).

Power stress is considered to be part of the experience resulting from exercising this influence and the subsequent sense of responsibility felt by those in leadership positions.

Richard Boyatzis (2006), Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, who has written over 100 articles and authored six books in the subject,  several with Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) and published numerous studies in the field of leadership, emotional intelligence and neuroscience, proposes that leaders who are able to develop others through adopting a coaching engagement, are able to significantly lower this stress at a neurological level, which in turn has a positive ripple effect for the coachee, the coach, the coachee’s peers, customers and the organization as a whole.

Get free resources to find out how you can lower your stress level with tools to easily engage in a conversation focused on developing others at Sustainable Leadership, Inc.

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