We have a variety of resources to improve managerial health and leadership at the same time.
Book a consultation with us to determine the best solution (workshop, training, retreat, or a more integrated approach).
Our founder, Dr. Joel Bennett, first began study of healthy leadership as part of his dissertation (PhD, Psychology, 1986). He developed and validated a measure that distinguished four traits that drive leadership behavior and health: the need for power, the need for influence, confidence in one's ability to influence, and resistance to subordination. How these 4 traits combine can help those in management positions to behave in healthy or unhealthy ways and even effect cardiovascular health.
Since 1985, he co-authored the book "Heart-Centered Leadership" with Susan Steinbrecher and they have both led dozens of workshops on virtue-based leadership.
OWLS also received funding from the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute to develop and train managers on a "lead well, live well" model (see patent), which was tested in a randomized clinical trial. Results showed reductions in cardiovascular risk, improvements in stress and well-being, and in transformational leadership.
Other resources (Sample):
- Check out our Leadwell, Livewell Management Self-Assessment kit
- Chapter: Quick, J. C., Bennett, J., & Hargrove, M. B. (2014). Workplace Leadership and Leveraging Stress for Positive Outcomes. In Work and Wellbeing: Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume III. Edited by Peter Y. Chen and Cary L. Cooper. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Interview on Managerial Stress (Invited Keynote- 2012 Conference; Association of Washington Cities)
- The Leadership Ripple Effect (Invited 2010 Workshop; Wellness Symposium, Houston Wellness Association)