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Better Leadership Through Mental Fitness and Social Awareness
International Leadership Association
John Ryder, Ph.D.
Workshop on Thursday 17:00 pm Nov. 12, 2009
How do we help people REFOCUS on the POSITIVE?
Life is like a pendulum swinging from negative to positive polarity, how do we keep in moving in a positive direction? You need a MAP or Schema to stay focused on the positive.
The brain is prone to being : The Mind can learn to be:
MIND IS EASILY :
We are vulnerable to:
The Positive Side:
Develop the power to be more:
Increase your ability to be:
Thinking Positive means that you are constantly attempting to achieve progress and perceive things in a favorable light.
Visit: TakePositiveDirections.com (click on Treasure Pages Code = UPP)
Mental Fitness for Leaders
DEFINITIONS OF A STRENGTH and Virtues
a trait that contributes and fulfills the good life for oneself and for others. Strengths are ends not means. It's difficult to be jealous of another's character strengths. Strengths can't be squandered.
CRITERIA FOR SIGNATURE STRENGTHS (SELIGMAN & PETERSON)
Ownership - is it authentic
Excitement when using it
Rapid learning - overlap with Gallup
Find new ways to use
Yearning to use it
Inevitability - hard to keep from using it
Feel invigorated and energized when using it
Most people feel "ownership" of 2 of top 5 listed
Good character can be built and cultivated, but we need conceptual and
empirical tools to build interventions on. We need a common vocabulary and clear understanding
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY and WILL POWER
Will Power self control, self command, self discipline, Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, firmness, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, toughness
What is Will? - the exercise of intention… Self control… self discipline…
What is Will Power? -- the successful exercise of intention…
--- what are the positive and negative sides to will power??
--- how does it work??? --- why does it work???
1. Enter your higher self awareness, focus on what you personally desire. Establish very clear intentions, plans, and a detailed vision of your goals.
2. Exercise your imagination to visualize, verbalize, and write out your intentions along with the strategies, schedules, goals, deadlines, rewards and be aware of what the cost of failure would be.
3. Mobilize your passion by raising energy levels of your motivation to peak levels.
4. Focus your attention. Become very deliberate, and monitor your progress carefully.
5. Raise your convictions to obtain rewards from your ultimate success.
6. Be prepared to carry any burdens, face any challenge, fight any force.
7. Affirm your determination to reach your goals regardless of all obstacles.
What about temptations?
What are the difficulties?
Critical Factors for Enhancing Leadership Performance:
Seek unique stimulation
Encourage spontaneity and creativity
Reach Peak Performance
Maintain Superior Performance
Achieve Outstanding Performance
Identify what separates leaders from other people.
Master command and persuasion techniques.
Master imaginative, creative, unconventional thinking.
Enjoy obsessiveness, extreme dedication, laser focus.
Exercise your intuition to read people and events.
Exercise your logical skills of predicting people and events.
Practice empowerment, give others more authority, foster leaders.
Build your will power, enjoy raising the bar on yourself.
Be aware of your limitations, weaknesses, needs, and negative tendencies.
Work at measurement of performance and raising expectations.
How do you limit yourself?
How do you develop your character?
How to do develop your judgment?
What do you do to become stronger and more flexible?
What are the individual and relational dynamics?
What are the cultural factors to increase social awareness?
How do you engage others in positive leadership ideas?
What can you do to participate in think global - act local of progressive growth?
How do you show respect for culture on the individual and relational levels?
How do you elevate social consciousness making others more aware?
What are the universal qualities that all cultures acknowledge?
How important is respect and the golden rule in cultural communication?
How can you better utilize the varieties of intelligence?
How do we elevate the social awareness of realities and responsibilities to accelerate our progress to achieve a sustainable, more peaceful, prosperous and positive world?