Ep 20 Overcome the GAIL Energy Blocks w James Lehman

In this week’s podcast, James Lehman will cover:

Maneuvering Your Career, Career Transition, Unemployment, career change, professional coach, Human Resources Transformation, James K Lehman
Maneuvering Your Career, Career Transition, Unemployment, career change, professional coach, Human Resources Transformation, James K Lehman
  1. Strategies for overcoming the GAIL energy blocks.
  2. Aspects of a good manager/leader as defined by Gallup.

Questions for this episode:

  1. He spoke to a variety of ways you could overcome the energy blocks. Which one can you do today begin improving your leadership energy?
  2. Increase consciousness of energy levels
  3. Reframe thoughts – is what I’m thinking true?
  4. What can you do to help someone else?
  5. Acknowledge the GAILS and meet them face to face.
  6. Ask for input and validate.
  7. Journaling – why are you angry? why am i a victim? what is triggering this?
  8. Visioning a future – How would my day be different if I went in to serve my team?
  9. Coaching can also help.

With coaching in mind, remember, James offered up an opportunity to take the Energy Leadership assessment with an opportunity to get a free evaluation with James after he receives the results. I will accept entries during the next two weeks, from February 23rd to March 5th (11:55 PM CST). Go to http://inspiredandintentional.com/energy to register for the drawing.

Thank you so much for listening and until next time, be inspired and intentional.

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James K. Lehman is an Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Workshop Leader, and a Life & Career Transition Coach. After starting his career as a CPA, he transitioned into consulting, and then HR, focusing on HR Transformation.

James is the author of “Maneuvering Your Career – 20 Strategies to Prepare You for Voluntary (or Involuntary) Career Transition.”  He is a SPHR, a Certified Professional Coach, and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.  He also serves on the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) Board of Directors .

Podcast worldview:

Gallup says 70% of US employees are disengaged from their work. This causes, what Ari Weinzweig calls an energy crisis in the workplace. Lost innovation, productivity and profits. Not to mention the tolls on the communities.

There are companies and organizations working to improve this. they are creating more open and collaborative work environments. They are realizing that treating people with dignity and providing meaningful work can be done while also running a financially solid organization.

My hope with this podcast is to inspire leaders, entrepreneurs,  and those coming into leadership through transition, to make intentional choices to balance profit and social impact.

The inspired and Intentional podcast is copyright 2016 by its owner. The music is Funk Game Loop, Kevin MacLeod Royalty Free from Incompatech. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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Ari Weinzweig and Zingerman’s – Creating Good Organizational Energy

Ari Weinzweigh and Zigeman’s – Creating Good Energy –

Anese Cavanaugh – Author, speaker, advisor and creator of the IED method. IEP is the energy, intention, and presence that is a key to success as a leader in your professional and personal life.