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Successful Leaders Need Mental Toughness And This Is Something Anyone Can Learn.

Image via Wikipedia My last post said that with practice you can learn to think positively and confidently about making changes.  You   can develop a resilient mindset.  This post takes this further and offers help! People with inborn talent may be good at what they do—but experience shows that only the mentally tough reach the highest plateaus in their field. Mental toughness is something anyone can learn. Director of mental training for the St. Louis Cardinals and a top-tier executive coach, Dr. Jason Selk knows everything there is to know about developing mental toughness! Inspired on the vision of legendary basketball coach John Wooden , Dr Selk has developed a program that is as simple as it is effective. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. You will have to put effort in if you are serious about being successful.   But this is a great way to build up your mental “muscles.”  Dr Selk provides hands-on daily exercises for breaking old, self-defeating patterns of behaviour.

Appreciative Inquiry - making change truly positive!

Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to change that focuses on the positive!  It works on the principle that what is good now that can be built on to achieve a vision for the future. When thinking about change people often focus on what is wrong now – what is deficient. This has been the traditional approach to change management Appreciative Inquiry, which has its roots in Positive Psychology , starts the other way round.  It looks at what is good and valuable now and then uses that as a foundation for moving forward. Once the basis is established you can then explore the future possibilities with much greater confidence. In all change, something will be lost but with Appreciative Inquiry you work to make sure that much of what is good remains.  It allows people to honour the past and have confidence in the future! Appreciative Inquiry was developed as a tool for changing organizations but, as an approach, it works very well with people and teams.  It allows them to approach