As we start a new year we naturally turn to pondering our goals. 2021 goals seem even more significant considering the global crises presented by 2020. As we look a hopeful new date: January 1, 2021, we may be filled with ideas for new directions, aspirations, and resolutions.
Resolutions, what we call goals the rest of the year, can however generate internal conflict and imbalance. We want to strive for something better, yet at the same time it is vital to our mental health to be content, and to enjoy and harvest what we have already created. We then find ourselves toggling between contentment or striving, in a world that over-emphasizes nonstop striving. The skewing of balance toward constant achievement can lead to a constant state of dissatisfaction, making us prone to burnout.
What does the research tell us about burnout?
Our collective resolution to prevent and treat burnout together is then much needed in 2021.
We invite you to ignite this resolution with our first public webinar of 2021: Buffering Against Burnout. Stanford psychologist and board certified leadership coach, Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, will reveal key science-backed steps to address burnout in uncertain times, as well as a process to help your clients buffer against burnout.
We wish you a year of aspiration, growth, and contentment, sans burnout.
The IOC Team
In the past two decades of stretching, doubting, and exploring leadership development, a disruptive narrative has emerged, that “many leadership development programs had little impact and perhaps the whole leadership development industry was failing.” In their August 2020 article Developing the Theory and Practice of Leadership Development: A Relational View, authors Cynthia McCauley and Charles Palus at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) go on to say:
Among the most disruptive ideas that could drive a leap in leadership development is that “leaders are not the fundamental source of leadership, but that leadership is an emergent property of interactions among people working together.” This perspective is described by the authors as “relational view of leadership.” It democratizes leadership – leaders are active participants in leadership and are not “containers” of leadership. The focus of leadership development is then not on the individual leaders, but on the team, work groups, and organization.
Cynthia D.McCauley, Charles J.Palus
Abstract: Organizations are demanding leadership development that is more sensitive to context and supportive of organizational transformation, and critics of current leadership development practices claim they are too narrowly construed to yield meaningful results. Relational views of leadership may be the disruptive idea that helps reconstruct leadership development in ways that meets these concerns.
To better understand how these relational views can impact the practice of leadership development, we examined the use a specific relational framework in one leadership development organization. We found that leadership development professionals used the framework to convey a relational point of view on leadership to their participants, to facilitate collective identification and action on leadership issues, to develop leadership by focusing on leadership culture, and to enable the democratization of leadership development.
We use these findings to advance a constructive-developmental perspective on the development of leadership development.
Blair Johnson and Rebecca Acabchuk completed a review (2018) titled: What are the keys to a longer, happier life? Answers from five decades of health psychology research. They set out to share the field’s history, main themes and prominent findings, noting: “Health psychology emerged in recent decades as an important contributor to a broader effort aimed to ameliorate the most pressing health-related issues in the world today: health, medical care, stress and coping, and how best to prevent, treat, and/or manage chronic disease.”
How are you feeling? Have you been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately? A blend of anxiety, stress, and frustration? You aren’t alone. In this live presentation, Dr. Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission To Feel, will share strategies that can help make the ride a little smoother. In this highly interactive session, Dr. Brackett will also join the IOC Director of Education, Dr....
This highly interactive webinar covers the phenomenon of "silencing" in the executive suite — highlighting key original research findings; Dr. Carrie Arnold will review strategies successful people have used to recover and lead with voice currency. The silenced leader is a paradox as leadership implies a sense of voice and efficacy yet this can hardly be done if a leader feels silenced. Dr. Arnold’s research suggests there are many sitting in executive and senior-leader roles feeling and experiencing this exact phenomenon....
In this talk, we’ll explore a series of experiments about emotion whose conclusions seem to defy common sense. We’ll learn that common sense is wrong, and has been for 2000 years. In the process, we’ll dispel several of the most widespread fictions about emotions that lurk in boardrooms, classrooms and bedrooms around the world. We’ll then explore a radically new scientific understanding of what emotions are and how they work.
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It is more important than ever to learn how to identify burnout and especially, how to buffer against it. Drawing from her deep knowledge of human behavior, Stanford University-trained psychologist and Board Certified Leadership Coach, Dr. Jacinta M. Jiménez, will deliver a presentation to reveal 3 key science-backed steps to address burnout in uncertain times.
This is a public webinar. Attendance will be limited to the first 1000 people. The recording will be emailed to all registrants.
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For this webinar, the team of coaches and diabetes specialists will present the study rationale, new data, and conclusions from the first study to examine the impact of coaching for parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
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In this highly interactive talk neuroscience and management expert Paul Zak will discuss the brain mechanisms through which people affiliate and influence each other.
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