When things go wrong, what do you focus on first?
The world outside you
the world within you?
The following is a video and activity overview from Part 2 of the 2020 SRC Leadership Development Workshop. Click Here for Part 1.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
Be The Change
I believe that (self) control is the foundation of effective leadership because in order to lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself.
- This concept is based on the Internal versus External Locus of Control developed by psychologist Dr. Julian Rotter.
- CONTROL is also the second “C” in the Thriving Under Pressure Model discussed in my TEDx Talk.
Leadership Skills Development
CONTROL – Part 1
In the initial control exercise, participants met in groups to reflect and share their answers to the following questions:
CONTROL – Part 2
Next, participants applied the C-P-R Model of Sustainable Mental Health Habits to their own experiences as both students and student leaders.
- This activity helped them focus on the areas of their life, including mental health habits and stress management practices, that is within versus outside their sphere of control.
- Click Here for the original CPR Blog Post and Video
C. P. R.
CATCH. PAUSE. REPAIR.
1. Student leaders first identified their triggers. Including emotional, cognitive, situational, and physical stressors. CATCH
2. Then they practiced taking a time-out (long deep breath) during high pressure moments. PAUSE
3. Finally, they shared both self-care (fitness, sleep, nutrition) and professional resources (counselling) that help them replenish unmet psychological and physical needs (as outlined on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs). REPAIR
Control Video ⇒ Click Here
TEDx Talk ⇒ Click Here