Cultural Diversity enriches our personal and professional life in many ways. On a professional level, a culturally diverse team usually has different ways of thinking and can thus analyze a business issue from a variety of perspectives. This is usually difficult to achieve when team members belonging to the same culture are asked to analyze the same issue.
During these uncertain, ambiguous and social distancing times, the collective amygdala, our collective survival mechanism is triggered that is causing the fight-flight-freeze response. Fear, anxiety, stress, and panic are flooding our brain by stress hormones (Cortisol and Adrenaline).
As you embark on this New Year, reflecting on your performance and lessons learned during 2019, and while setting your goals and intentions for 2020, keep 'balancing' at the back of your mind.
Mastering the process of self-reflection is the very first step in your personal and professional transformational journey. It is the perfect tool to increase your self-awareness including your emotional and social intelligence.
How many times has your internal narrative held you back from taking decisions, actions, moving forward or grabbing an opportunity? The only one that can limit you is you. You are the only one who has that power over you, no one else has. You are that powerful!
Peter Hawkins discusses the five disciplines of high-performance teams.
ARE YOU PREPARED?
It is that time of the year where everyone is busy setting goals and planning for the year ahead. But, setting goals whether personal or professional is one thing and achieving them is another. Let’s deepen your clarity about your goals and desired outcomes. What obstacles stand in the way of your success? What does your plan look like? And how to seal your commitment for a fabulous year ahead!
As we are getting closer to the end of the year, it is time to press the PAUSE button, sit back, take a deep breath, relax and start reflecting on your 2018 experience. Let’s get you ready for 2019, let’s exploit your learning and deepen your self-awareness. Are you ready?
After 20 years of global experience, I can now confidently say that one of the main challenges faced by corporations is getting teams and business units to collaborate effectively. To shift the focus from what they need and want to a broader focus on what the system needs or wants. In other words, to change the mindset from the inside-out to the outside-in.
Building resilience is like a mosaic with different pieces that come together to form the complete picture. Two key pieces are self-efficacy or mastery and connection or relationships.
Positive Psychology has the power to boost resilience and identifies two dimensions of “protective factors”: physiological and psychosocial. The physiologically is basically the part of resilience tied to your physical well-being. The psychosocial is in essence the part of resilience tied to your mental well-being and interpersonal connections. Given the importance of the physiological and psychosocial, it makes perfect sense that developing resilience starts with self-awareness.
These are “VUCA times”: an era typified by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. VUCA is more than a popular buzz word. It’s a significant part of reality in today’s corporate world and our daily lives. Vuca also happens to mean “to wake up” in Zulu and our current reality makes it vital for us “to wake up” to learning, strategies, tools, and wisdom in addition to innovative approaches. It pushes us to be resilient as individuals, organizations, and communities. The only way to thrive under such circumstances is to build and bolster our proficiency to sail the rapid waves of change and to transform challenges into opportunities. And resilience is a powerful key in all this and is also the catalyst to better work, success, and lives.