Create a Positive Climate Magazine and Newsletter Articles
Reading is essential for professional development. We encourage our credential holders to read regularly. Reading promotes reflection and critical thinking about the competency domains, leader tasks, and supporting knowledge associated with each level of certification. The articles below from popular magazines and newsletters are relevant to the Create a Positive Climate competency domain. We add new articles here regularly.
To constructively deal with disappointment, we need to first understand what has happened. Some instances of disappointment are predictable and preventable. But there are others that are unavoidable and beyond our control. To manage disappointment, we need to differentiate between situations that fall within our control and factors that are beyond it. Being able to recognize the difference will help us to deal with our frustrations more appropriately.
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries in Harvard Business Review
Why is stress on the rise? A lot of it has to do with uncertainty in the world and constant changes in our organizations. Many people are overworking, putting in more hours than ever before. The lines between work and home have blurred or disappeared…Under these circumstances, our performance and well-being suffer. Work feels like a burden. Burnout is just around the corner…Here’s the good news: Some people don’t get burned out. They continue to thrive despite the difficult conditions in their workplace. Why? The answer lies in part with empathy, an emotional intelligence competency packed with potent stress-taming powers.Annie McKee and Kandi Wiens in Harvard Business Review
Many of us simply hire employees with diverse backgrounds – then await the payoff. We don’t enable employees’ differences to transform how our organization does work. When employees use their differences to shape new goals, processes, leadership approaches, and teams, they bring more of themselves to work. They feel more committed to their jobs – and their companies grow.David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely in Harvard Business Review
Studies on organizational change show that leaders across the board agree: if you want to lead a successful transformation, communicating empathetically is critical. But the truth is that most leaders don’t actually know how to do it. In fact, at Duarte, the communication consultancy where I’m Chief Strategy Officer, we conducted a survey of over 200 leading company executives and found that 69% of respondents said that they were planning to launch or are currently conducting a change effort. Unfortunately, 50% of these same execs said they hadn’t fully considered their team’s sentiment about the change. Worse, about half said they were just approaching the change “going on gut.”Patti Sanchez in Harvard Business Review