To quote our CEO, Bob Rosen, from his upcoming book, Grounded, “…the pace of change has so accelerated that people can’t keep up. The world is changing faster than our ability to evolve.”
So how can we change and grow as healthy leaders when making time for a quiet lunch is almost a daily impossibility?
Anxiety Is Your Best Friend.
Any change brings uncertainty, anxiety and anticipation. Worry about what’s going to happen next generates all kinds of emotions. What’s the best strategy to handle anxiety, emotional roller coasters, fear? Begin with inside yourself. Focus on your emotional health.
Being anxious is your body and brain telling you “things have changed,” moving you out of your comfort zone. You feel out of control. However, it is this state of discomfort that can drive you to change your perspective, to think differently.
Anxiety can be your tool for change. As adults, it is the moment you are most open to learning. If you consciously recognize your anxiety for what it is, and don’t let it pull you to a negative response, it can be the springboard to being a healthier, more conscious person.
Change in the Fast Lane.
Uncertainty can cause you to do stupid things or it can cause you to stretch and explore new things and behaviors, to think analytically about your behavior.
When you are feeling anxious and make the decision to improve your emotional health as a leader, here’s what you’ll experience:
honest understanding of your strengths and shortcomings
increased ability to tap into positive feelings and jettison the negative ones
insight into when to engage just enough anxiety to challenge yourself without overly stressing you
Find out by taking the Healthy Leader assessment.(Read More)
Leadership is harder than ever. The speed and complexity of an unrelenting marketplace require you to continually reinvent yourself to stay on top of your job. This book will help you do just that.
Coming in the Fall of 2013.
Bob Rosen, Ph.D.
Dr. Robert Rosen is founder and CEO of Healthy Companies and author of 8 best selling leadership books, including Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life, a Washington Post bestseller. At Healthy Companies, we believe that growth and success lie at the intersection of the personal and the business dimensions of organizational life.
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