Pinpointing the Pain

Your body’s catabolic energy state is the fight-or-flight response and is destructive to the body. Its anabolic energy state is healing and restorative, and enables sustained high performance over time.

When you perceive a strong threat—real or imagined—it feels the same, and you become emotionally triggered, an extreme catabolic state. Your performance is significantly compromised.

Organizations are filled with catabolic leaders who perform in suboptimal ways and negatively impact others.

Executive pain is very expensive for organizations in both obvious and hidden ways, causing destructive ripple effects throughout the organization.

Deep, sustainable change requires a systemic perspective and approach.

You have the choice, in every moment, to create pain or to create performance; your choice will affect not only your own well-being but also that of the organization you lead.

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