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Leadership Pause David Dye Podcast

Leadership Pause with Chris Johnson, PsyD

by | Aug 26, 2022 | Podcast |

Navigating the current environmental, economic, and political realities is challenging (yet essential). This is where The Leadership Pause can help.

In this episode, Chris Johnson, author of The Leadership Pause gives you tools to sharpen a skill that leads to clarity of mind and heart, reduces stress, and increases resilience. It starts by accurately discerning your position, strategizing a plan, and only then moving forward steering through life’s challenges. Find out how a leadership pause can create a deeper connection to self and a clearer vision of the natural leader resting just beneath the surface.

Leadership Pause

00:55 – The landscape of life these days is chaotic, complex, and confusing. How do you navigate it all?

05:15 – Why your ability to succeed depends on your ability to practice a leadership pause.

05:31 – We know from the more recent neuroscience that when we pause, we can settle the neurochemicals in our body that increase agitation and stress and kind of keep that negative vicious cycle going.

07:10 – What is a pause?

08:04 – Why, in a VUCA world, reacting is self-defeating and will limit your leadership.

08:58 – Connecting with what we care about so we can be more present to each other and to what really matters most allows the behaviors that matter most.

10:20 – In these fast-paced, back-to-back meeting environments, how do we practice a leadership pause?

13:58 – How to build the muscle of attention and awareness by practicing pauses.

16:37 – Our brains are also wired to enact habits, and being choiceful or intentional in those habits is a practice in leadership so that we can be more human to human and not just at the mercy of all the external deadlines.

18:19 – The value of the micro-pause and how to practice it.

19:47 – Why a pause is not just “kicking-back.”

21:37 – One of the best ways to practice a pause and help others do it too is to tune into your breathing.

36:00 – How to use triggers to grow in leadership.

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David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results.  He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning authors of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.


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