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Leading in a SACRED Way (Oct 2018)
If we know that employees in the Humming Zone tend to yield better results in the organization, why wouldn’t a leader do everything possible to set this climate? It seems so simple. Yet many leaders don’t get this. Or maybe they just need the SACRED tools to do so.
Just like my berry bucket, the inner felt sense you carry around within you might be empty, full, or tangled. Each of us chooses how we want to face life and work struggles. Find out the most singular crucial skill to dip into the ease of life.
Most of us are on the hunt for a rewarding work experience, collaborative colleagues, work that matters, and a fair, respectful workplace. Take a first step into setting the stage for more employee engagement and less burnout. After all, we’re all mammals!
Unless you’ve been in the workplace for less than a day, you understand that injustices crop up like dandelions in Alaska’s June. We want our workplaces to be fair! But just in case this isn’t happening at your job, here are four tips that will bring you more calm and engagement in the workplace in the face of adversity.
Do you pride yourself on being strong and independent? Self-sufficient? Immune to others? Autonomy or the desire to be self-directed is a natural social need. When it moves over to redlining the donkey-meter however, it’s time to reconcile with this charming trait.
Every one of us has core beliefs. Some align well with our values. Others are hidden deeply in our suitcase and weigh us down at work, home, and life. When we create a safe place to sift and sort them, our minds gets lighter and our hearts lift into a higher altitude of ease and peace (think Nepal!)
Certainty. It’s one of our basic social needs as a mammal. We can assume there’s a wide continuum about how much is needed for us to feel calm, alert, engaged in work and in life. Lean in to discover how to create a more neurobiologic-friendly workplace by building in reasonable certainty.
Birds and humans alike want status, which is an underlying social need based on our mammalian neurobiology. Its inner message resounds with “I’m important and I make a difference too.” This is a perfect time of year to let people know they matter, they count, and you positively regard them.
Often when we are burdened by work problems or an agitating colleague, dealing with family strain and losses of loved ones, stressing out about money or having enough, or wrestling with sideways relationships, we forget to Savor the Lottery . . .
The research is simple. When employees are in a calm, alert, and engaged neural state, the organization benefits. And so do its people. How do you shift the culture of your organization and what Earthworms do you need to grow a fertile culture for employees to be calm, alert, and engaged?
Your neurobiology is talking to you at all times, especially when bears are in the neighborhood. How do you hear your neurophysiological states? Take 5 minutes to do so and life, ahhh, becomes a little easier.
We all get entangled and lost in our stories at times. Find out how to gain a bigger perspective
Ever feel immobilized or stuck at work?Try on some calm in your everyday-ness and see what happens.
Funny thing how your body knows before your brain does — even when it’s not the holidays. Listen in.
In the rear-view mirror, it’s always easier to see how much happier we could have been. Here are two questions to start your morning.
All of us have experienced that colleague that isn’t exactly doing his fair share in the workplace. It can be exasperating if you’re the teammate or supervisor. Find out what you can do.
When it’s moose calving season in Alaska, the cow moose has to be firm with the yearlings. Find out how what it takes to be firm in the workplace and hold staff member accountable.