E103 - How to make sense of when bad things happen

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Some experiences are pretty awful. We can’t wish them away. We can’t pivot from them. We can’t reframe them. We can however learn something from them, make use of them, and grow stronger as a result. Strategic planning, and the core of what we leaders need to do in current times of tension.

  • Positive thinking can be good. It’s just not everything.

  • Useful beliefs can help.

  • Using the experience as fodder for growth, after doing a thorough assessment, is key.

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SHOWNOTES:

EDGE OF LEADERSHIP UNCONFERENCE, 21-22 March 2019: details here.

Norman Vincent Peale wrote the classic, The Power of Positive Thinking.

Chris Helder wrote Useful Belief challenged the idea of positive thinking saying it did not fully acknowledge that bad things do happen. He says that you can use belief - which is merely a made up story - to help you take action to get out of the crappy situation. Watch his explanation here.

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