FEW Foundation Jan. 21, 2001


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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.

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FEW Foundation Jan. 21, 2001

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Mark Gorkin, the Stress Doc ™ Motivational Psychohumorist ™ www.stressdoc.com stressdoc@aol.com
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Yin – Yang Symbol
  6. 6. The Four “P”s of Passion Power Moodset Mindset Gravitas Comedia Cognitive Purposeful Provocative Affective Passionate Playful
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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.