During any typical workday, many people spend a great deal of time focusing on what’s wrong – with their jobs, their projects, their colleagues, or their relationships.
According to “Mind the Workplace,” a joint study by the Faas Foundation and Mental Health America, a majority of US employees are dissatisfied with their workplace, they “speak poorly” about their company and their boss. Even worse, a full 71 percent of employees are thinking about—or actively looking—for new jobs.
I find these numbers disheartening.
What will it take to shift the pressure and negativity that surrounds not only corporate America but influences people’s personal lives?
What will it take for employees to be fully engaged, content, and have a positive view of both the organizations and the people they work with?
The answer is simple… in theory.
It takes leaders who have the ability to motivate and inspire themselves and others to do extraordinary things.
But how do you actually become such a leader yourself or how do you develop such leaders within your team?
It starts with understanding the difference between anabolic and catabolic leadership.
Anabolic leaders have the ability to make positive shifts in all levels of the organization.
The most successful organizations are those that are filled with powerful, positive, anabolic leaders across the entire organization, not just the “ones at the top.”
Catabolic leaders tend to easily react to their circumstances with worry, fear, doubt, or anger.
When even a few people in an organization have negative reactions on a frequent basis, it can spread like a virus. “Group think” sets in, and their thoughts become group “fact.” Once that occurs, the company can be faced with a swirl of gossip, negativity, conflict, and contempt.
The result? Scroll back up and re-read the statistics…
To help you understand the difference between anabolic and catabolic leaders even better, have a look at this overview:
Now, what’s next?
Once a leader understands these two opposing forces and their respective impacts on the people around them, it’s time to hold up a mirror to their own perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and overall leadership capabilities.
Often times, the negative thoughts or perceptions have become habitual and are difficult to identify without any outside help or tool that specifically help to identify these patterns and habits.
The best tool to hold up that mirror is the Energy Leadership Index Assessment followed by a detailed and personal debriefing session and potentially some coaching.
The Energy Leadership Index Assessment was recognized by Forbes as one of the 11 assessments every Executive should take.
The assessment significantly increases the awareness level of one’s catabolic and anabolic forces which influence our behaviors throughout the day.
With this insight, leaders can gain a new perspective of the world and have the tools needed to alter and consciously influence their attitudes and perceptions to leverage the power of anabolic leadership.
Leaders are able to develop a personally effective style of anabolic leadership that positively influences and changes not only themselves but also those with whom they work and interact with, as well as their organization or community as a whole.
With tools such as the Energy Leadership Index Assessment and Coaching, we can alter the future statics of employee satisfaction and build more cultures where employees are fully engaged, content, and have a positive view of both the organization and the people they work with.
“The Energy Leadership Index Assessment provides a unique lens on self-awareness and emotional intelligence, two key ingredients for any leader. Situational awareness of yourself and others is critical for a leader to respond appropriately to the people in their charge. Understanding where you are at any moment and how you respond to stress can make all the difference. – Larry Boyer, Success Rockets LLC”
Contact me, If you’re interested to learn more about the Energy Leadership Index Assessment or Leadership Coaching Programs that can help you or your team make a notable shift in attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors.