Topics: Compassion & Burnout, Health & Habits, CrossFit, Leadership & The Multiplier Effect
BY HENDRIK MUSEKAMP
Photo by Annie Spratt
Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
MAKE COMPASSION A HABIT
Stress is on the rise. So is burnout. Of course there’s people that don’t burn out. “They continue to thrive despite the difficult conditions in their workplace. Why? The answer lies in part with empathy, an emotional intelligence competency packed with potent stress-taming powers. Empathy is “compassion in action.” When you engage empathy, you seek to understand people’s needs, desires, and point of view. You feel and express genuine concern for their well-being, and then you act on it. […] Expressing empathy produces physiological effects that calm us in the moment and strengthen our long-term sustainability.”
LOSING WEIGHT WITHOUT DIETING
This is less about losing weight, than making food choices that stick and “Incorporating Healthier Habits Into Your Daily Life”. You’ll learn about:
- Overcoming habits that have held you back in the past
- Meal planning, whether you’re cooking at home or dining out
- The role of mindfulness in transforming your body and outlook
- The importance of having a system of behaviors, not goals
I’ve come across Darya’s work through her book “Foodist” and this article “Jedi Mind Tricks: How to Get Loved Ones to Lose Weight”.
I’m not into crossfit, but these were fun to watch. Amazing how theses folks like, and are able to “suffer”.
- Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness
- Fittest on Earth: The Story of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games
- The CrossFit Games – Individual Snatch Speed Ladder
I wonder what a mental equivalent of the crossfit games would look like. Any ideas?
I feel like I’m stretching too thin over a couple of books, but this one totally struck me. It is “Mulitpliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart” by Liz Wiseman. Put this one off for years now, but I knew I’d love the basic ideas. Part of the x in HMX is inspired by the idea of the multiplier effect. Leadership is about making genius. One genius leader today won’t be enough to solve problems. Leaders have to “build collective, viral intelligence and capability”.
“With the explosion of information, for example, doubling every nine month in science and technology, there is simply too much for any one person to know. Consequently, the role of leader has shifted, too – moving away from a model where the manager knows, directs, tells and toward one where the leaders sees, provokes, asks, and unleashes the capabilities of others.”
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