Success Factor Modeling for Challenging Times

Leadership, Generative Change and Resilience

One of the most important capabilities during times of crisis and change is resilience. Resilience is the capacity of individuals, teams and organizations to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions and to maintain a sense of equilibrium in the face of adversity. When people are challenged, they can sometimes rise to the occasion. But if the challenge seems too great, they may “crash and burn.” This is where the skills of leadership are an essential resource – especially self-leadership. Leadership is about ensuring that people (including yourself) are prepared to be their best, meet challenges, overcome obstacles and reach critical goals. 

It is said that things are always changing, but not always progressing. During a time of adversity, many challenges will present themselves such as meeting the fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar, dealing with loss, and a general sense of vulnerability. These can plunge us into unhelpful survival strategies – attack, escape or rigidity (fight, flight, freeze) — and may result in some form of regression, inertia, ambivalence, confusion or conflict. 

In order to progress through challenging times, it is important to cultivate the skills of generative change. These include flexibility, the ability to balance “dreamer” with “realist,” and the capacity to connect with resources that are bigger than ourselves.

This program will cover how the principles and processes of Success Factor Modeling can reveal the “differences that make the difference” in managing the transition through challenging times, such as the ones we are experiencing today, including:

  1. Grounding yourself in your passion and your purpose.
  2. Formulating and communicating a clear and meaningful vision for the future.
  3. Creating a critical path to a new and better future.
  4. Motivating yourself and others through inspiration.
  5. Balancing self-interest and the common good.
  6. Transforming obstacles into opportunities.
  7. Establishing high-leverage practices that bring out the best version of yourself.

Other topics include:

  • The SFM Leadership Model
  • Emotional intelligence and the Inner Game
  • Managing your energy
  • Establishing a winning belief system