Deliberate calm through crisis

The world is more turbulent and volatile than ever. To be prepared to meet the next challenge, leaders and organizations need one tool above all: adaptability. But the human brain isn’t wired to be adaptable in uncertain situations; it’s a skill that needs to be learned. Deliberate Calm, the upcoming book from Jacqueline Brassey, Aaron De Smet, and Michiel Kruyt, offers a personal self-mastery practice that provides leaders with the awareness and skills to avoid reacting ineffectively and to instead choose the mode of thinking and acting that is most effective based on their current circumstances. Over the next week, we’ll provide you with a glimpse into some of the key learnings in the book, including how to lead with purpose, how to recover like an athlete, and how to foster deliberate calm within teams. You’ll also hear from the authors directly about why they wrote the book and how leaders can benefit from it. Dive into these insights on how to be deliberately calm through crisis, and stay tuned for more.

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The deliberate calm promise: Part 1