How to Become More Adaptable in Challenging Situations
by Jacqueline Brassey and Aaron De Smet
In unfamiliar, high-stakes situations, it can be difficult to remain calm and open-minded. Our instinctive reaction is to stick with what has worked for us in the past. That’s normal, yet defaulting to old habits in new situations that call for new solutions is usually a recipe for failure. The challenge is that new, high-pressure situations often create a level of anxiety that triggers the very reactions that tend to limit us, stifling innovation. Navigating periods of turbulence successfully requires leaders to adopt a sophisticated form of self-mastery that we call Deliberate Calm. Click HERE to learn more about how leaders can develop this practice through its three elements: learning agility, emotional self-regulation, and dual awareness.