The Mindfulness Practice

Think about the last time you faced a stressful situation and how you handled it? For most of us, dealing with situations ranging from someone cutting you off on the highway or your boss coming in with a concern about your current project is destined to increase your stress hormones…and your emotional reaction. Navigating difficult situations in real time is an important aspect of being resilient. Being able to focus on the moment when the stress is actually occurring and staying focused on what is unfolding before you without getting caught up with the emotions associated with it provides an eye in the hurricane that is swirling around you. The skill associated with accomplishing that delicate balance is call mindfulness. Read More

Avoiding Team Burnout

Being a resilient leader means that you help your team members understand and adapt to crises situations so they can turn chaos into “business as usual.” As a leader you may see that your team doesn’t cope well with unwelcome challenges. They may become discouraged, aggravated and even angry. Creating an environment of resilience will help them overcome burnout. Here are some ways to build that resilient team. Communicate your understanding: Demonstrating understanding for your team’s difficulties can go a long way towards remedying the situation. There are some circumstances that are not easily fixed, even by the leader. Acknowledging that a situation is chaotic puts everyone on the same page. “There’s no crying in baseball”: Tom Hank’s edict in Read More