Today’s post comes from a digital event May 11, 2021, entitled, “Understanding the Post-Traumatic Growth Model,” with Jonathan Bundt. This event was hosted by a healthcare emergency management coalition in Minnesota, of which I am a partner. The transformative power of human suffering has been a common understanding from antiquity to the present. Judaism, Christianity, … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: P.T.G.
“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” – Daniel Goleman Effective adaptive leaders are continually working … Continue reading Adaptive Leaders: The Leader’s Care
Lighter fare in the form of great quotes on life, great illustrations, humor, and occasionally, art. Today, some encouragement to accept the challenges, hardships, and difficult people in your life. Now, carpe diem! Make it a great Friday! You can't go wrong quoting C.S. Lewis This reminds me of a great quote, the source of … Continue reading Finally Friday!
This darn pandemic just won't go away! The fatigue, losses, grief, and stress have been heavy loads for many of you. How you cope with all these factors will be critical to your ability to thrive and stay strong in the storms. Today, we will explore two kinds of coping strategies, avoidant and the active. … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Coping Skills
When connecting to other people, effective adaptive leaders will not only express accurate empathy, but will let that empathy lead them into the conversation. To understand how to lead with empathy, we must first understand empathy - what it is and what ti is not. Empathy. A core feature of emotional intelligence (unpacked in a … Continue reading Adaptive Leaders: Empathy
Lighter fare in the form of great quotes on life, great illustrations, humor, and occasionally, art. Today's Finally Friday post is four pics of places great places in my life. I hope they bring to you some of the joy they bring to me! Bear Tooth Spire on the Sierra crest, from Long Lake. Trip … Continue reading Finally Friday!
Today's TTT information come from a digital event with Dr. Jill Morris on the topic of "Coping with Loss." The event was hosted by a healthcare emergency management network on April 27, 2021, and focused coping with the vicarious trauma and ambiguous loss experienced by healthcare workers and others during the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Morris … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Coping With Loss
Here a few maxims that I find useful and fruitful in my life. Enjoy! “We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.” — Teddy Roosevelt “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” — Epictetus “The best revenge … Continue reading Maximum Maxims
"As a man thinks within himself, so he is." - King Solomon “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”- Winston Churchill Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's great book, “The Leadership Challenge,” makes the case for leadership as a learnable skill set. Their point is that … Continue reading Adaptive Leaders: Self-awareness
Lighter fare in the form of great quotes on life, great illustrations, humor, and occasionally, art. Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is, because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life. - Edmond Mbiaka This is a wonderful day, I have … Continue reading Finally Friday!