Anese Cavanaugh | How Can Leaders Inspire an Impactful, Positively Contagious Culture? | The Wisdom Series

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Anese Cavanaugh | How Can Leaders Inspire an Impactful, Positively Contagious Culture? | The Wisdom Series

Anese Cavanaugh

Posted on August 27, 2019

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In this week’s donothing podcast, you’ll learn:

  • What the IEP Method is
  • How she came up with the title Contagious You
  • What a George and a Georgette are
  • What a Mary or Marvin is
  • How even the busiest leaders can find time for themselves
  • Why negative and positive energies impact entire workplaces
  • What the importance of presence is
  • Whether an introvert has an energetic presence
  • Which tools Anese personally uses the most
  • How we can be kinder to ourselves
  • How it’s possible to be positive and be a realist
  • Which of the seven Ps combat burnout the most
  • Why physical health and burnout are connected
  • How we can properly nourish our playful, fun side
  • Why we need to be more connected to our pain
  • What a few of her favorite “21 Super Powers” are
  • How reframing situations can transform tough times
  • Why self-care is anything but selfish—especially for leaders
  • What the simplest self-care tools are
  • Why there’s science behind the benefits of positivity
  • How to start a habit of positivity
  • Why beginning a meditation practice is easier than you think
  • How science proves the benefits of mindfulness

In the first episode of the donothing podcast Wisdom Series, I’m excited to share my chat with Anese Cavanaugh.

Anese is an award-winning, internationally renowned leadership advisor and thinking partner who’s worked with some of the world’s most innovative organizations including IDEO, Nike, GM Financial, Zingerman’s and Kaiser Permanente, just to name a few.

Listen in as Anese talks about how anyone can bring their best selves to the table with intention, energy and presence. She also discusses how you can unlock your own greater leadership potential, collaborate more inspiringly, create more openly and lead more joyfully and effectively.

Anese is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®) which she created to enable people to discover the secret sauce they’re missing as a leader. She’s also the author of CONTAGIOUS CULTURE: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives and has appeared in publications like Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, the New York Times and Inc.

She’s currently working on her next book, CONTAGIOUS YOU: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want, which comes out on November 15, 2019, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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