Nothing Will Knock You Off Your Feet?
Boost your productivity and authority in the face of pressure, complexity, and insecurity – with the “7 Spheres of Resilience”!
You, as a leader, are expected to organize, make decisions, and guide people in order to lead your business down the road to success. This entails a lot of creative leeway and satisfaction, but also a significant amount of pressure: The rhythm of your life is determined by a jam-packed day planner, numerous business trips, and very little actual time actually at your disposal. The responsibility for the company and its employees often turns into a heavy burden.
For this reason, resilience has become a new hallmark for today’s leaders. The term refers to the ability of people to deal constructively with pressures, changes, and crises, to maintain their capacity to act, and eventually even to emerge from adversity with renewed vigor. Part of this ability is hardwired, but much of it can be acquired.
After extensive research, we have developed the “7 Spheres of Resilience,” which will be analyzed and dealt with individually and successively in the course of the coaching process.
It forms the core of this model and represents hereditary personality traits as well as those acquired during the phase of character formation. Work on this level focuses mainly on self-awareness and self-reflection.
In the course of socialization, experiences and unconscious decisions about life tend to consolidate into mental patterns which frequently influence an executive’s self-control and leadership behavior. This level focuses on the realization and review of these mental programs and on “updating” them where necessary.
Mental attitude plays a key role in coping with pressures, crises, and setbacks. Those, for example, who put themselves in the role of a victim rather than that of a go-getter and often blame others for their fate, are incapable of acting with vigor and determination. On this level, we – together with our clients – develop strategies for a positive role change.
In this context, “resources” means the various measures of self-controlling, for only those who can control and contain themselves will be able to control others. What helps you to switch off and recharge your batteries? How do you generate energy for a difficult meeting? Only those who manage to consciously control their own emotional state and corresponding thoughts will be able to stay confident and productive. For this reason, this level focuses on developing self-controlling strategies for you.
Neuroscientists have shown us that body, mind, and emotions are linked much more closely and influence each other more strongly than we ever thought. Our body is, indeed, the strongest lever, if we want to give our thoughts an emotional spin and thus exert a positive influence on our own productivity and confidence. On this level, we focus on identifying this particular leverage in you.
- Authentic Relationships
Many a leader’s way of life causes trustful relationships with former companions to fall by the wayside in the course of time. However, this network of confidants, where power and titles are irrelevant, is of enormous significance for coping with pressures, setbacks, and insecurities. On this level, we thus take stock and evaluate your existing relationships with regard to their supportive potential.
If you carry a lot of responsibility, lose track of time when you work and as a result sacrifice family, friends, and leisure time, you should know which higher goal you are doing this for. Only those who are able to make sense of their actions can muster the energy necessary to handle crises and setbacks constructively. Meaning does not simply exist – it has to be actively constructed. As such this level focuses on making sense of your actions.