This session will explore the concept of personal and organizational thriving and why it drives performance, inspire participants to focus on their personal thriving, and provide a framework to explore thriving with colleagues.
In many corporate cultures, leaders wear a badge of honor for their sacrifice of personal health and well-being for their careers and work. These badges of sacrifice serve as brakes on the best efforts of corporate wellness initiatives. At best, many leaders are at the sidelines of corporate wellness programs, ignoring them or wishing they would disappear from their daily avalanche of communications. At worst, leaders indirectly sabotage corporate wellness programs by not providing permission to their employees for self-care and well-being, and by inadvertently creating health-damaging stress. In parallel, leaders aim to optimize employee engagement, while operating in a fashion that inadvertently undermines engagement and well-being.
The model for thriving to be presented is science-based and integrates the concepts of a thriving mindset, based upon the latest neuroscience, with physical thriving. It explains how mental and physical health are co-dependent. It includes a new model for a healthy mind, one that is calm, focused, undistracted, creative, and productive, which is explored in the presenter's co-authored Harvard Health book, Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Brain.
Examples of how the thriving model has been used in coaching executives to improve their well-being and, as a result, improves their performance will be provided. Many executives believe that if they put their health first, their performance will suffer. We will explore how to help leaders outgrow this worldview and discover that when they put their health first, and they thrive, their performance improves in ways not imagined.
Who Should Participate
Any leader interested in employee engagement and wellness.
What You Will Learn
1. Define of thriving and its components – both physical and mental
2. Explore what it means to have a thriving mindset
3. Explain how thriving goes beyond engagement
4. Explore connections among well-being, cognitive function, and performance
5. Case studies of leaders leveraging their personal thriving for organizational impact
6. Self-coaching tips for leaders
7. Provide a vision for organizational thriving
Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, Paul Hammerness, MD & Margaret Moore; Harvard Health Book, published by Harlequin nonfiction, 2012.