Learn how to use the Stockdale Paradox for facing the facts and maintaining the idea that you will prevail.
- Every job and organization experiences tough times.…In many cases, the higher you move,…the more frequent those times become.…To lead yourself, you must be able…to navigate those choppy waters.…You have to stay resilient and focused.…Let's look at the work of Dr. Dennis Charney.…He's a psychiatrist and he said…he's what it takes to be resilient.…Charney looked at prisoners of war to unpack exactly…what gives someone that sense of resilience…and he identified a lot of factors,…but the most important was optimism.…
That doesn't mean you have to be blindly optimistic.…You still need to be able…to look at the situation objectively…and be realistic about the outcome.…Researchers like Jim Collins of Good to Great…term this duality the Stockdale Paradox…and it comes from Admiral James Stockdale.…Stockdale was a really high-ranking officer…in the Hanoi Hilton,…and Admiral Stockdale survived for seven years.…He was beaten, he was tortured, but he still prevailed.…Stockdale was widely credited with keeping his men alive…
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- Managing your mindset
- Assessing your leadership needs
- Motivating yourself
- Leading yourself in tough times
- Managing your behavior
- Setting goals
- Giving yourself an honest performance review
- Managing your boss
- Peer to peer leadership