Hi all! This is hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
There so much bias around self perception. This is actually dove advertisement, and I think it shows well, that our views of ourselves can be highly distorted. People are drawn just by description. First by their own description, and then by another person’s description. Nearly everybody involved seems to be quiet self-critical, compared to other people’s views.
We believe that by focusing on mindfulness-as-corporate-fad, leaders run the risk of missing other opportunities to develop their critical emotional skills. Instead, executives would be better served by deliberately assessing and improving their full range of emotional intelligence capabilities.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
This is a online summit hosted on soundstrue.com. Looking forward to Steven Hayes’ talk, aswell as Kelly McGonigal’s. Steven Hayes is the “father” of acceptance and commitment therapy and will talk about perspective-taking and health. Kelly McGonigal will talk about the neuroscience of self-compassion. At the moment I’m getting into Tara Brach’s interview. Give it a shot. You can dive deep here.
Adversity in organizational life, sometimes the result of major change, sometimes the provocateur of it, is a way of life today. Leaders need higher levels of resilience in constant reserve to weather this new normal. Those leaders with strong self-knowledge — who have a clear understanding of their skills and shortcomings, their frustrations, and their core principles — are more likely to sustain those needed reserves of resilience to thrive through adversity and change.
I’ve mentioned theory U several times over the last months. Yesterday u.lab started a second course on how to utilize the theory “in the name of change”. It’s a tool to actualize your highest future potential, and that of others. Looking forward to this 13 week course. I’d be happy if you’d join. The real action starts on 21th of september, so you’d have some time to get up to speed.
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
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