With the “FiRE model of resilience” to more efficiency and sovereignty in the face of pressure, complexity and uncertainty
As a manager, you are expected to shape, make decisions and lead people in order to make your company successful. This provides a lot of creative freedom and satisfaction, but also a good amount of pressure: An overcrowded appointment calendar, numerous business trips and little really free time determine the rhythm of life. The responsibility for the company, the employees and one’s own career often weighs heavily.
A new core competency of today’s managers is therefore their resilience, which is also known as resilience. Resilience describes the ability of people to deal constructively with pressure to perform, changes and crises, to remain capable of action and ultimately even to emerge from them stronger. Part of this ability is innate, a lot can be learned.
For this purpose, after extensive research and continuous further development, we have developed the “FiRE model of resilience” over the past ten years, the individual levels of which are individually analysed and processed within the framework of coaching processes or workshops. ” FiRE ” stands for Factors Improving Resilience Effectiveness.
Experiences and consciously or unconsciously made decisions about life solidify into mental patterns in the course of socialisation, which often influence the self-control of managers and their leadership behaviour. On the one hand, these deeply hidden beliefs in the person can release unimagined energies, but on the other hand they can also have negative effects on the social environment and personal satisfaction. Surviving life crises are another aspect of this sphere, as they are an important wealth of experience for the constructive handling of future stressful situations.At this level the main concern is to raise awareness and review these mental programs and, if necessary, to update them.
The inner attitude plays a central role in coping with pressure, crises and setbacks. For example, anyone who chooses the victim attitude for himself instead of the designer role and often blames others for his fate cannot act powerfully and confidently. Letting go of the victim role is often not easy. We all know that. At this level we develop strategies with our clients for a positive role change.
- Mental agility
In this sphere, everything revolves around the ability and the will to keep developing, to adapt flexibly to our rapidly changing environment and to deal confidently with uncertainty and complexity. The degree of openness to new experiences varies in the human personality – but everyone can train their mental agility “muscles” by leaving their comfort zone.
- Energy management
In this area we deal with simple and quickly effective mechanisms to improve your own energy level and thus your well-being. See it as a first aid kit for everyone who wants to ground themselves again and recharge their batteries in order to be able to deal with difficult situations well and at a greater distance.Whether you do sports, listen to classical music, go to the spa or the theater, do handicrafts or do something completely different, depends on your personal preferences and is therefore absolutely individual. At this level it is therefore a matter of developing appropriate strategies of self-control for you, with which you consciously control your emotions and thoughts and thus – even under great pressure – do not get stuck in the hamster wheel.
- Mind-body axis
The neurosciences show us that the body, thoughts and emotions are much more closely connected and influence each other more than previously known.That is why you should be given the same attention, which – especially on the physical level – is all too often incompatible with the lifestyle of a manager: High workload, frequent travel and a “no weakness culture” make for a healthy relationship difficult for your own energy reserves.The work on the brain-body axis takes into account the amount of sleep, eating habits and various physical activities, including meditations. In fact, the body is the strongest lever to positively influence the emotional colouring of thoughts and thus your own performance and sovereignty.For example, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” (MBSR), which combines physical and perceptual exercises, is particularly successful. Heartrate Variability (HRV) measurements are an important indicator of the stress level to which a person is exposed.
- Authentic Relationships
Networks of intimate people, where power and title are not a factor, are of great importance in overcoming pressure, setbacks and uncertainties for managers who are always expected to have a solution to all problems. In authentic relationships with friends, close colleagues, mentors or coaches, managers are allowed to express doubts and fears, which makes these relationships so valuable.This level is about an inventory and evaluation of your existing relationships with regard to their support potential.
Many successful people lead lives in the fast lane. The key question that everyone should be asking is what “higher purpose” you are doing all of this for. The answers to this question provide the value system for a person’s actions.Because only those who see such a meaning in their actions have the necessary energy to deal constructively with crises and setbacks. Often, meaning is not simply there, but has to be actively developed. At this level it is therefore a matter of clarifying the question of meaning for yourself.
This package includes both the FiRE Index ® and a debrief conversation, as well as 2 coaching sessions of 45 minutes each. Coaching session can be both face to face or virtual.