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Podcast with Dr. Michelle McQuaid & Dr. Paige Williams

Are You Antifragile? Podcast with Dr. Michelle McQuaid & Dr. Paige Williams

Dr. Michelle McQuaid and Dr. Paige Williams are the co-founders of The Leaders Lab, which helps leaders to thrive and create thriving workplaces.  They use evidence-based approaches that draw on the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, and systems thinking to help leaders and workplaces move beyond just the need for resilience, to become antifragile.

In this week’s podcast, we explore the practical steps leaders can take to be more neurologically robust and antifragile, so they can help themselves and their teams thrive during this time of unprecedented disruption and change.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:50] – Michelle shares hot-off-the-research-desk data about the impact coronavirus and the economic downturn is having for leaders and their teams.
  • [06:06] – Michelle and Paige explore how leaders can be antifragile and thrive even during this time of great unpredictably and disruption.
  • [10:48] – Michelle and Paige explore why leaders need a coaching style of leadership to support themselves and others amidst the challenges they are facing right now.
  • [13:23] – Michelle and Paige explain how leaders can recruit their brains to manage the anxiety and fear that they and their teams may be feeling at the moment.
  • [14:19] – Michelle and Paige provide tips on how leaders and their teams can operate in reality without catastrophizing unnecessarily.
  • [18:28] – Michelle and Paige explore how leaders can break the negative and build the positive for their teams in these uncertain times.
  • [21:36] – Michelle and Paige explain how leaders and their teams can use intelligent risk to quickly learn and grow in the face of the unprecedented changes they are experiencing.
  • [25:35] – Michelle and Paige offer tips on how to seek collective wisdom across a team even when more and more people are having to work virtually.
  • [30:03] – Michelle and Paige explore how leaders can tackle the infinite game so on the other side of coronavirus and economic downturns they and their teams are able to maximize what they’ve learned during this challenging period.
  • [34:49] – Michelle enters the lightning round

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