OK, so maybe you won’t be able to pull off any of their daring feats, but you can still learn from Navy SEALs how to up your own mental toughness and resilience game.
Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.
Leadership and management books are usually about strengthening the solid lines in complex organization charts. However, sometimes the best approach is not complex, but really simple and straightforward. Yet this simplicity can be very profound.
Managers are people, not superheroes. But when they’re at least somewhat familiar with the 5 main managerial mindsets, they can more easily recognize which skills are needed, and appropriately switch between them.
Watch as Kim Scott, former Google director and author of Radical Candor, explains how to “personalize” your approach to talking with colleagues, leading to more productive interactions.
The most effective leaders are those who practice mindfulness to get the most out of themselves, and their people. Cathy Rose Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough, describes how she stays composed, beats workplace stress, and improves performance.
In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.
Establishing and maintaining a reputation for honesty and consistency takes effort and vigilance, but the rewards that come from being seen as a credible leader are significant and long term—for both you and those you lead.
Here’s how to get yourself in the right frame of mind for facing the week head on. You might not exactly look forward to Mondays, but at least you’ll learn how to put the Sunday Night Blues to work for you