Avoiding Leadership Lockdown Syndrome

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Has you brain ever refused to make another decision? It can and does happen! As a leader, you need your brain to be ready to make decisions any time. Research shows that there are things you can do to avoid leadership lockdown syndrome.

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Avoiding Leadership Lockdown Syndrome

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  5. 5. Executive Vice President,Education & Engagement 6
  6. 6. Can you sleep yourway to a new job?7
  7. 7. Maybe, Maybe not? 8
  8. 8. Lack of sleep barrier tobecoming a great leader!
  9. 9. Brain needs 3 things to function
  10. 10. Brain needs 3 things tofunction: 1. Moderate Stress does not mean moderate work load, means reaction to work.
  11. 11. Brain needs 3 things tofunction: 1. Moderate Stress 2. Good Sleep
  12. 12. Brain needs 3 things tofunction: 1. Moderate Stress 2. Good Sleep 3. Positive Mood
  13. 13. 3 Things Contrary To WhatMost Leaders Face
  14. 14. When overwhelmed: stress increases,sleep lacks & positive mood tanks
  15. 15. Leads To Leadership Lockdown Syndrome
  16. 16. Leads To Leadership Lockdown SyndromeDr. Jessica Payne – Notre DameDr. Stephen Thomas – Southampton School ofManagement
  17. 17. Leads To Leadership Lockdown Syndromewhen a leader’s brain locks down & cannotprocess incoming data efficiently, because ofoverly high threat levels
  18. 18. BrainFreeze
  19. 19. High Stress – sleep & positive mood worse
  20. 20. Poor Sleep: stress & positivemood worse
  21. 21. Bad Moods: stress & sleepworse
  22. 22. When you have allthree - high stress,poor sleep & badmood –1. Perception faulty
  23. 23. When you have allthree - high stress,poor sleep & badmood –1. Perception faulty2. Judgment impaired
  24. 24. When you have allthree - high stress,poor sleep & badmood –1. Perception faulty2. Judgment impaired3. Logic decreases
  25. 25. Tips To AvoidLeadershipLockdownSyndrome
  26. 26. Must get adequate sleep: 7-9 hours a night
  27. 27. Milk & Cookies Actually Help
  28. 28. Milk & Cookies Actually HelpMilk tryptophan Carbs & sugar help break brain barrier
  29. 29. 7 Minute Nap helps with regeneration of creativebrain circuits & improves mood
  30. 30. GiveYourselfTime ToThink
  31. 31. Allowtime todigestideas,concepts
  32. 32. How do your organize yourself?
  33. 33. How do your organize yourself? What’s your system?
  34. 34. How do your organize yourself? What’s your system? How much do you keep in your brain?
  35. 35. How do your organize yourself? What’s your system? How much do you keep in your brain? More you can get out of your brain & into a system, better your brain is left to process critical information
  36. 36. Out of your brain & into asystem
  37. 37. Strategic Roll Over Things
  38. 38. MustSchedule Yourself identify Think your Planstrengths Get There Take A Break Sleep Play
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