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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

Join me Nov 17/22 at 1pm EST!

Times have changed, and organizational leadership must deal with new challenges of mental health, employee wellbeing (as well as their own), while acknowledging that executive training to prepare executives to lead during such difficult times, is severely lacking. I talk with noted psychologist Gavin Freeman in a 2 part episode. In the part 1 we talk about mental health and wellbeing, and in part 2 we touch on the lack of preparation and training for corporate leaders during times of crisis.

PART 1: Wellbeing and Mental Health

a. Working at home challenges for organizations,

b. Us vs Them mentality,

c. Employee mental health,

d. How mental health and wellbeing are linked,

e. Introverts and extroverts,

f. Technology implications,

g. Different ways to engage people, and

h. Helping colleagues and friends in need).

PART 2: The Lack of Training of the C-Suite

a. Executives and business as usual,

b. Strategic thinking over crisis management thinking,

c. Crisis defined,

d. Measuring success,

e. Continued exercising,

f. Motivations,

g. Changing how we train people,

h. Procedural & purposeful training, and

i. Deliberate & direct training.

Gavin gives allot of great insights everyone – every leader – needs to be aware of with regards to employee health and wellbeing. He also provides so ideas on how we can change and improve the methods of training for executives, to help them respond better to crises, and what we need to change to accomplish that. Don’t miss Gavin’s insights. Enjoy!

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The Well-Being Revolution: Building a More Resilient Workforce

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The Well-Being Revolution: Building a More Resilient Workforce

Join me October 14, 2021 at 9am EST!

Well-being is in the midst of a revolution and the more organizations understand wellbeing – what it is, what it’s not – better they and their workforces become. I speak with Occupational Health & Safety and Well-being expert Kate Field to talk about well-being and what it really encompasses. As Kate puts it, well-being is not just “yogurt and yoga” and you’ll have to listen to know what that means. Kate will talk to us about how resilience in people and organization’s is created by trust and working together; bridging various groups instead of working in isolation. We’ll even get some pointers on how Business Continuity professionals can help with and contribute to, the wellbeing revolution.

If you want a better workplace, don’t miss my chat with Kate.

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Well-Being: Creating Resilience in the Teams You Lead

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Well-Being: Creating Resilience in the Teams You Lead

Join me May 20/21, at 9am EST!

All organization’s strive to be more resilient as they move forward. They want resilient processes and operations but without resilient leaders and resilient employees, an organization will never get there. I talk with noted speaker, coach, instructor and consultant, Tammie Horton on how to create resilience within your teams. Tammie will describe the characteristics that can make a person more resilient, as well as describing how the brain functions in relation to resilient states of mind. COVID has put allot of stress on individuals, teams, and organizations, putting a strain on the well-being of many. Mental health and one’s own well-being is key to creating a resilient mindset, workplace, and team. Full of insightful information, this chat with Tammie is not to be missed if you want your teams and team members to be more resilient.

Enjoy!

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Clear the Clutter, Get Organized, Spring Forward by Cynthia Brian

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Clear the Clutter, Get Organized, Spring Forward by Cynthia Brian

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with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.

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Clutter and disorganization result in loss of productivity and procrastination. Gain confidence, feel lighter and brighter while taking action to organize your life with Health Matters specialist, Heather Brittany.

Cynthia Brian continues the theme of getting organized with tips, tricks, and ideas that will have you flexing your tidy muscles.

The simple pleasures of spring are available to all of us to savor. Get moving and get into your garden. Spring forward with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian’s May Garden Guide.

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Organization by Cynthia Brian

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.
We live in a disposable society and almost everyone collects too much junk. Rather than wearing things out, we either throw them away or jam them in a closet creating more clutter.  Being unorganized creates a life of chaos.

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Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Jennifer Lee tackle the bedlam. Cynthia Brian’s chapter, The Gift of Organization, is read and discussed from the award winning book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens followed by energetic and enlightening conversations with Health Matters producer and host, Heather Brittany.  Heather shares multiple tips on how we can all organize our lives and environments with small simple steps to clear the clutter and be more productive. The show ends with a soulful rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” sung by our Express Yourself!™ teen host chanteuse, Jennifer Lee.   Grab the broom and dustpan. Clear out your locker. Create space and a place for everything. Shine up your life by eliminating clutter. There is meaning in cleaning.
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As a young teen in 1999, Heather Brittany was instrumental in launching Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  She is the producer and co-host of Health Matters and T42 on the Voice America radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® heard every Wednesday from 4-5pm on the Empowerment Channel.  Since childhood Heather has been a model, actor, and voice talent and is currently a physical fitness instructor and certified Bar Method teacher. Juggling multiple projects, Heather has become an expert at organization. www.HeatherBrittany.com. Listen to Starstyle® Radio.

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We’re Number One (or are we?)

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We’re Number One (or are we?)

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What is wrong with being Number 1? Numero Uno? The best?

If you or your organization is truly the best at what is being claimed, there is nothing wrong with being proud about this singular achievement. Likewise, there is also nothing wrong with being confident in one’s own or their team’s / organization’s ability to achieve a particular result PROVIDED that it is rooted in reality.

The problem is when the claim is not rooted in reality. After all, ‘best’ and ‘#1’ are absolutes. And despite the myriad claims by many, there can only be one that occupies this exalted ground. Yet, there are many that make this claim.

Over-confidence is yet another bias which prevents us from improving, implementing meaningful change and being better leaders. This bias is called illusory superiority bias – the statistically improbable belief of being above average.

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Creating a Culture of Integrity By Marcia Zidle

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Creating a Culture of Integrity By Marcia Zidle

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Recently I asked a leader on The Business Edge what are some of the lessons learned from your years of experience. He answered this:

The Lesson:
You need a high level of personal integrity. As you move higher up in the organization, your actions gain more meaning and impact, so you need to be true to your core, which is shaped by your values, upbringing and business experiences. You’ve got to stick to that core and when you don’t, you can get negative or undesirable outcomes.

My whole philosophy centers on the impact I have on others. I believe it’s important to be honest and to establish trust between management and employees. People follow leaders and if you violate their trust, people won’t follow you anymore.

 How I Learned It:
I once asked a respected leader what advice he’d give to young executives. He said, “Always do what’s right for the company first, what’s right for the work group second and what’s right for you third.” If you practice this, people will never challenge your motives. It all comes back to staying true to your core and having a high level of personal credibility.

How I Pass It On:
Role models need to walk the talk. Many of our jobs have stressful moments where you have to make decisions and sometimes the right decision is more challenging. People are expecting you to do the right thing; you absolutely have to, even if it’s difficult.

Leaders must be accountable and take responsibility for their actions. There might be cases where I am at fault, and at these times more than ever, I have to be transparent and truthful. This neutralizes the situation so that we can focus on finding solutions to the problem.

Smart Moves Tip:
Actions of the leadership will have more effect on how employees behave than any vision statement or corporate policy which tells them how they are ‘supposed’ to behave. Chances are they already know how they are ‘supposed’ to behave. Create a culture of integrity by way of your own actions will have more effect on your people to behave in the way you want them to.

Marcia Zidle, the smart moves executive coach and speaker, is host of The Business Edge  on the Voice America Business Network. The show features the Smart Growth System providing small to medium sized businesses the proper foundation for expansion: a Growth Agenda that becomes their roadmap, a Growth Engine that attracts and engages the best talent and Growth Leaders that make it happen. Marcia, the CEO of Leaders At All Levels, brings street smarts to help businesses get on the right track and not get sidetracked on their path to higher performance and profitability.


Make Better Decisions: Avoid These Three Big Mistakes By Marcia Zidle

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Make Better Decisions: Avoid These Three Big Mistakes By Marcia Zidle

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Has This Ever Happened to You?

You made a business or career decision that didn’t turn out the way you wanted or hoped for. Sometimes timing was wrong (too soon or too late); or you based it on information that was faulty (the roll-out of a new product line was mired in delays);  or you hadn’t anticipated the unintended consequences of a program change  (customers didn’t like it and went to social media to vent their frustration.)

You’re not alone. All of us have made decisions that we want to take back and do over. But that’s not always possible. Over the years, as an executive coach working with business leaders and managers, I have found that there are three common pitfalls that lead to decision making mistakes.

Which Have You Made?

1. Procrastination: “I’ll deal with that tomorrow- I’m too busy today.”
Here are some examples. You’ve waited too long and missed an opportunity that someone else took advantage of.  Or, since you dragged your feet, the decision was made for you and you’re not too pleased.

2. Impulsiveness: “Let’s just do it” which is the opposite of procrastination.
In other words you decide with your gut. At times we do have to tap into our intuition. However, to make wise decisions, we also need to have facts to substantiate our “gut.” Also we may not truly understand the ripple effects of our decisions. When something changes in one area there are effects in many other areas as well!

3.  Opinions about others: “I know they’re right; I know they’re wrong.”
People have a tendency to overestimate the importance of some individuals or groups. Because we respect and value them, we believe what they say – sometimes not questioning the facts or assumptions. The opposite is discounting certain groups or individuals and therefore underestimating their information. . This is unfortunate since they can provide a different and valuable perspective of what the issues really are.

Here’s How to Make Better Decisions:
It’s time for a pause button. Find someone, like a wise friend, colleague, mentor or coach, who will help you assess the pros, the cons as well as the possible unintended consequences of what you want to achieve for yourself or your business- where you want to go – where want your business to go. Then you can proceed with greater confidence that you’re on the right track.

Smart Moves Tip:

Most of our setbacks are not due to bad circumstances but to our bad decisions. We forget that a decision, big or small, has consequences. Therefore, make sure you are aware of your decision making habits. Do you overestimate or underestimate certain people’s input? Are you really listening to others opinions? Do you keep putting a major decision on hold afraid to make a wrong one? Do you make decisions based on relevant information and by weighing the potential consequences?

Marcia Zidle, the smart moves executive coach and speaker, is host of The Business Edge  on the Voice America Business Network. The show features the Smart Growth System providing small to medium sized businesses the proper foundation for expansion: a Growth Agenda that becomes their roadmap, a Growth Engine that attracts and engages the best talent and Growth Leaders that make it happen.  Marcia, the CEO of Leaders At All Levels, brings street smarts to help businesses get on the right track and not get sidetracked on their path to higher performance and profitability.

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