Category Archives: Energy Leadership

Energy Leadership™ refers to a unique process of leading energy so it works for you rather than against you. By applying the principles of Energy Leadership, you can increase your ability to shift your own energy and the energy of those around you. When you do that, you will help inspire and motivate yourself and others, feel a greater sense of purpose and accomplish more with less effort and stress.

Are You Leading with Your Entire Brain?

Time to explore another very interesting distinction between anabolic and catabolic leaders—the way each type of leader thinks. This is perhaps one of the most complicated, but essential, aspects of understanding the fundamental difference between the two types of leaders. … Continue reading

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Emotions at Work

Our comparison of anabolic and catabolic leaders continues with an exploration of how aware they are of their own and others’ emotions, how they express their emotions and how they manage them in the work environment. Anabolic leaders understand that … Continue reading

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Are You a Pyromaniac or a Planner?

The comparison between anabolic and catabolic leaders continues with a look at how each approaches everyday circumstances. Much of the time, catabolic leaders operate in crisis mode—juggling multiple catastrophes and putting out fires because they wait until situations have veered … Continue reading

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Respectfully Engaging Diverse Perspectives

This fourth post on the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders focuses on whether and how leaders assess themselves by examining how their actions and attitudes affect themselves, their results and the people around them. Catabolic leaders operate in their own … Continue reading

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Conveying Content and Context Collaboratively

In our exploration of the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders, so far we’ve determined that anabolic leaders “lead” and “participate,” while catabolic leaders “manage” and “delegate.” Let’s look at another aspect of leadership—how information is conveyed to others—to deepen … Continue reading

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Do You Manage From a Pedestal or Lead by Example?

In the previous Energy Leadership™ blog post, we began a nine-part exploration of the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders. The first distinction was that catabolic leaders MANAGE while anabolic leaders LEAD. In this post we explore the second difference: … Continue reading

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Leading from Constructive Core Energy

Great leaders from all walks of life inspire themselves and others to take constructive, life-changing action to create extraordinary, sustainable results. How well you lead depends on the nature of the energy with which you choose to fuel your thoughts, … Continue reading

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The Energetic Spectrum of Choice

Before diving into this week’s exploration of choice, let’s do a brief recap on energetic signatures. Catabolic and anabolic energy are present in every thought, belief, value, emotion, action and experience you are having and have ever had. You draw … Continue reading

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How a 20-Minute Investment Can Change Your Life

In the first of this extended series of posts on the principles of Energy Leadership™, I promised to share more information on a key predictor of your sense of personal and professional fulfillment and wellbeing. Today I deliver on that … Continue reading

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Catabolism or Anabolism: The Leader’s Choice

Over the past seven posts, we’ve been exploring the nature of Energy Leadership™—a unique process of leading energy so it works for you rather than against you—as shared in Bruce D. Schneider’s life-changing book, Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and … Continue reading

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