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Presentation by the Mark Gorkin, The Stress Doc hosted by the FEW Foundation for Education and Training on January 21, 2010.

Presentation by the Mark Gorkin, The Stress Doc hosted by the FEW Foundation for Education and Training on January 21, 2010.



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  • Inspiring Leadership-Partnership through Creativity, Passion & Risk- Taking by Mark Gorkin… ™ Hosted by The FEW Foundation for Education and Training, the 501 (c)(3) Charitable Arm of Federally Employed Women http://www.fewfoundation.org
  • Mark Gorkin, the Stress Doc ™ Motivational Psychohumorist ™ www.stressdoc.com stressdoc@aol.com
  • Conflict and Change: Key Quotes  Adam Gopnik, Angels and Ages: Repetition is the law of nature but variation is the rule of life.  John Dewey, Father of Public Education: Conflict is the gadfly of thought. It stirs us to observation and memory. It shocks us out of sheep-like passivity. It instigates to invention and sets us at noting and contriving. Conflict is the sine qua non of reflection and ingenuity.
  • Value of Paradoxical Perspective  Challenging tradition and thinking relation  Yin & Yang – holistic and continuous flow  Forest & Trees – multiple sides, big picture  Analytic & Empathic – bi-hemispheric  F. S. Fitzgerald & A. N. Whitehead – 1st rate intel  Text and Context – face message & full meaning  Thesis – Antithesis…Synthesis – Aha! & union  Wise Person – action-restraint, involvement- reflection F. Scott Fitzgerald: The test of a first rate intelligence is the capacity to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
  • Yin – Yang Symbol
  • The Four “P”s of Passion Power Moodset Mindset Gravitas Comedia Cognitive Purposeful Provocative Affective Passionate Playful
  • Five “A”s of Arousing Performance  Attention: Stop, Look and Listen  Anticipation: From Edgy to Edge of Seat  Animation: Excitement, Soul and Imagination  Activation: Plan, Map, Jump In and Tools  Actualization: From Great Energy to Essence stressdoc@aol.com www.stressdoc.com
  • Humor Is Good for What AILS YOU  A = Arousal & Affiliation  I = Incongruity & Insight  L = Liberation & Letting Go  S = Superiority & Self-Effacing Solidarity www.stressdoc.com stressdoc@aol.com
  • Confronting Your Intimate FOE From Fear of Exposure to Fun of Embarrassment 1. From Cultural Diversity to Mutual Humanity 2. Misery, Mastery, Mirth & Memory Connection 3. Distinguishing Neurotic Humiliation from Natural Embarrassment 4. Putting on Your Life Jacket & Protective Vest stressdoc@aol.com www.stressdoc.com
  • Managing Transitional Stress: Team Collaboration Perspective  Supervisor Wears Two Hats  Rotate Facilitators  Wavelength Segment: Hi Task & Hi Touch  Morning Huddles & Informal Lunches  Cookout at Chief’s House: IRAs  Division & Matrix Meetings  The Radical Leap and Raisinets  Individual Interviews  Pilot Projects  Outside Consultant stressdoc@aol.com www.stressdoc.com
  • Achieving Consensus  Avoid One Right Way or Egoal  Accept Fact of Loss (Control, Face, etc.)  Affirm Values, Modify Expectations  Clarify Common Starting Point/Interest  Create Big Picture through Diverse Input  Communal Gain through Sharing and Pain www.stressdoc.com Stressdoc@aol.com
  • Thank you for joining us! Questions?? StressDoc@aol.com http://www.stressdoc.com Please use online Chat or Q&A to ask Questions. Thank you.