Leaders’ actions actions are influenced by internal commentaries.
Often, these thoughts are self-critical and provoke anxiety.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), developed by University of Pennsylvania’s Aaron Beck, provides a systematic way to restructure “irrational self-talk“, as do Albert Ellis‘s Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (RET), and David Burns‘ synthesis of CBT and RET.
Arizona State University’s Charles Manz and Chris Neck translated these self-management concepts to managerial development.
They outlined a Thought Self-Leadership Procedure as a five-step feedback loop:
1. Observe and record thoughts,
2. Analyze thoughts,
3. Develop new thoughts,
4. Substitute new thoughts,
5. Monitor and Maintain new, more productive thoughts.
-*What practices do you use to develop and apply productive thought patterns?