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  • 1. © 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipLeadership Essentials:Resilience Daniel SheresThe Sheres Group
  • 2. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipLeadership Essentials PerceptiveResilientResourcefulCreativeCompelling
  • 3. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipObjectives for Today Implications of ResilienceEssential PrinciplesCultivating ResilienceImmediate Applications3  
  • 4. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipResilience Is Required Leaders and ManagersTeamsProductive IndividualsEveryone
  • 5. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhat’s On the Line? CreativityDecision MakingProblem SolvingConflict ResolutionTrustCollaborationPhysical and Mental Well-Being
  • 6. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhat Does Resilience Mean ToYou? CenteredStrongDynamicFlexibleCreativeUnshakableAgileReliablePerceptive“Cool Under Pressure”Balanced“Great in a crisis”CapableEasy-goingConsistentUnfazedFocused“Rolls with the punches”“Quick on their feet”KindCollaborativeTolerantTeam PlayerPeacefulCompelling“Fire fighter”Even-keeled“Not easily distracted”“Handles rejection well”Keeps goingStablePresentStrong PresenceMagneticResourceful“Owns the room”“Easy to be around”“Gives great advice”Imperturbable“Plays Jazz” (improvises)CreativeFocused“Easy to work with”“Doesn’t complain”OptimisticWell-mannered“Not rushed”Patient
  • 7. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA Simple Definition “Unaffected – circumstances don’t changeyour ability to be effective, see things clearly,make good decisions, be creative, etc…”7  
  • 8. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA Loftier Goal 8  ©  Elena  Schweitzer  -­‐  Fotolia.com  ©  richardlyons  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 9. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAssumptions 1.  Sometimes, we are resilient.- We can handle a lot.2.  Sometimes, we are not.- The smallest thing can set us off.3.  Resilience is Relative- A personal experience.
  • 10. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAn Idea “I’m never upset for the reason I think.”10  
  • 11. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipHow Most of Us Start Our Day 11  ©  Alexandra  Gl  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 12. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership12  ©  Gina  Sanders  -­‐  Fotolia.com  ©  malyugin    -­‐  Fotolia.com  ©  Monart  Design    -­‐  Fotolia.com  ©  Les  Cunliffe  -­‐  Fotolia.com  Background  Image:  ©  aleksander1  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 13. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAll These Events Are Triggers A Trigger is…“anything that takes your attention away fromwhere you want it to be.”13  
  • 14. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipHere’s the thing… 14  Every time we’re triggered, stress builds up.
  • 15. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhat TriggersYou? 15  
  • 16. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCommon Triggers TrafficPoor Customer ServiceReliable Object BreaksTough DecisionsMistakesUnanswered QuestionsMessesUnfulfilled ObligationsConfrontationPerceived ThreatsDebtFriction between peopleOthers are LateStartling NoisesBad NewsFamily MembersCoworkersPoliticsANYTHING CAN BE A TRIGGER•  People•  Places•  Things•  Inputs•  Ideas (Story)
  • 17. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipYour Triggers AreYour Own Know Your Triggers
  • 18. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA Simple Choice Avoid Your TriggersorCultivate Resilience18  
  • 19. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipObjectives of Training in Resilience 1.  Become Less Triggerable2.  Reduce Effects of Triggers3.  Reduce Recovery Time19  
  • 20. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEssential Principles 20  ©  Yurok  Aleksandrovich    -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 21. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEssential Principle 21  Homeostasis
  • 22. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipHomeostasis Systems tend to self-balance.
  • 23. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipHomeostasis We get used to a level of stress.
  • 24. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipThe Problem Is… Stress is CumulativeGoes under the radar until too late.(Why Self Awareness is Critical)
  • 25. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEssential Principle 25  Emotional Contagion
  • 26. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEmotional Contagion Emotions Are Contagious“One Resilient Person Can Transform A Team”You Help Yourself And Your Team by BecomingMore Resilient
  • 27. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEmotional Contagion 27  ©  kotoyamagami  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 28. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipOne Resilient Person 28  A Must for “Connectors”- Team Leaders- Executive Staff- HR and Training- Key Personnel- Mentors- Social ConnectorsImage:        ©  Anatoly  Maslennikov  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 29. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEssential Principle 29  Nervous SystemResponse
  • 30. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAutonomic Nervous System 30  SubsystemsSympatheticParasympatheticImage:      ©  SebasJan  Kaulitzki  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 31. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAutonomic Nervous System 31  Sympatheticü  Oxygenates, Energizesü  Activated by InhalationParasympatheticü  Relaxesü  Activated by ExhalationImage:      ©  SebasJan  Kaulitzki  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 32. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA.B.E. Always Be ExhalingDo this all the time.32  
  • 33. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipEssential Principle 33  AmygdalaHijack
  • 34. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAmygdala Emotional CenterWhen Activated– Hormones– Adrenaline– ToxinsImages:    ©  CLIPAREA.com  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 35. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAmygdala Activation Triggers Activate the Amygdala
  • 36. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipAmygdala Hijack Warns Us of Predators(Think Radar)
  • 37. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA New Kind of Predator We don’t see lions in daily life...Instead we have…The ups and downs of lifeChallenging projects…A person we can’t stand…
  • 38. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipTriggers Are Triggers Your brain reacts the same.38  
  • 39. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCharacteristics of a Hijack Sudden & UnexpectedNeocortex effectively shuts down.39  
  • 40. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhen Hijacked It takes time and skill to recover.40  
  • 41. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCultivating Resilience 41  
  • 42. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCultivating Resilience Strategic- Positioning- TacticalEmotional Intelligence- Immunity and RecoveryCogni0ve  Soma0c  Emo0on  
  • 43. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipBecoming Less Triggerable Put Your Mask On First43  
  • 44. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipPutYour Mask On First Develop the “Corporate Athlete” within.You Must Find Ways To Recharge44  
  • 45. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipPhysical Health Matters HydrateHave a snack available to youSleep Timer
  • 46. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipTake Walks 46  ©  Julia  Shepeleva  -­‐-­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 47. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipH.A.L.T. HungryAngryLonelyTired
  • 48. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipNow More Than Ever Especially important when going throughtransition...48  
  • 49. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA Better Definition A state of being where optimal cognitivefunctioning can be sustained.
  • 50. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipMost Important Thing Resilience is not intellectualIt is a State of Being50  
  • 51. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipQuestion #1 What’s an example of your own resilience?
  • 52. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipTake Note Easier to remember times you were NOT.This tells you something about the brain.52  
  • 53. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipQuestion #2 Under what conditions are you resilient?
  • 54. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipUnder What Conditions Time of Day?54  Around Which People?In What Setting?Mood?
  • 55. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipSomething About The Brain Humans have a tendency to rememberemotionally charged situations better.Negatively emotionally charged, even more so.55  
  • 56. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipSomething About The Brain 56  Therefore……we will naturally remember those situationsin which we were not resilient.
  • 57. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCognitive Balancing Here’s something you can do about that.57  
  • 58. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCognitive Balancing Look for evidence to the contrary.58  
  • 59. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipCognitive Balancing Balances a polarized position.Effective in a wide variety of circumstances.Reduces “black or white” thinking.59  
  • 60. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipPositioning for Resilience Redundancies & Contingency PlansPortability and Transferability(Analogical Intelligence)Environmental Considerations60  
  • 61. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipPositioning for Resilience Create an environment that supports yourresilience.
  • 62. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipA MagneticVision Helps 62  The further down thehill you look…… the faster you’llgo…… and the less you’llnotice each bumpalong the way…©  Dmitry  Naumov  -­‐  Fotolia.com  
  • 63. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipTactical Resilience Hydrate and eat regularly.Sleep and recharge throughout the day.Be early for meetings.Postpone big decisions to next morning.
  • 64. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipPractical Emotional Intelligence Awareness of the Somatic Effects of TriggersThe Ability to Recover(Resolve the Somatic Effects)“Know Thyself”‹#›  64  
  • 65. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipHow DOYou Do It?! •  Exhale all day long – I’m mindful of my breathing.•  I take breaks.•  I have an emergency list of songs to shift my mood.•  I have a friend call me and tell me how awesome I am before bigpresentations.•  I stay away from cynical conversations.•  I read the news only twice per day.•  There’s no doubt it helps that I love what I do.65  
  • 66. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhat To Do Next Position Yourself WellPracticeLearn Emotional Intelligence66  
  • 67. A New Paradigm for Advanced Leadership© 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipWhat’sYour Secret? “Whether you were born resilient or yourresilience is due to the use of goodpositioning strategy, tricks and tactics, oremotional intelligence training, no onearound you will be able to tell how you did it.They will only perceive you as more effective,more at ease, and better capable of handlingcomplex challenges.” - Daniel Sheres67  
  • 68. © 2013 The Sheres GroupA New Paradigm for Advanced LeadershipDaniel SheresThe Sheres Group202.709.8238daniel@thesheresgroup.comwww.thesheresgroup.com