Flow-Based Leadership: Optimizing Team Performance

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Guest: Dr. Judith Glick-Smith > Host: Ann Rockley

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In the world of work, teams are essential. The ability to create and innovate together on complex, emergent systems is a must for successful projects. Have you ever worked on a great team? As an individual and as a team, you are purpose-driven and focused outward. It is a joy to work when goals are clear. You and your teammates lose your sense of time and self. This is what is called “flow.” Flow is the intersection of skills and challenge. It is precipitated by a trigger that pulls you out of yourself and drops you into a place of knowing. A 10-year McKinsey study showed that people are 5 times more productive when they are "in flow." Working "in flow" is a hard skill that must be nurtured through conscious leadership, because flow itself is emergent. Flow-based leadership is about maximizing your own flow states while facilitating the flow states of others. How can your organization help your people experience flow more often, thereby improving their productivity, decision-making, and leadership capabilities? Join Ann Rockley and Dr. Judy Glick-Smith for this discussion. Judith (“Judy”) L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D., has been a communication expert, knowledge architect, and leadership development consultant for over 35 years. She is a recognized expert on the topic of “flow” and “flow-based leadership.” She is passionate about helping organizations make better decisions and prepare for the unexpected by facilitating flow-based work environments. The Essential Mindset talk show offers insights, resources, and support to help you thrive during life’s unexpected challenges, be they a health crisis, natural disaster, family emergency, or business downturn. The show, hosted once a month by Ann Rockley, features real-world advice and thought-provoking inspiration from notable guest experts. The show will examine resilience, adaptability, the growth mindset, foundational health, and best practices for achieving success in life and work.

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