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Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 8

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 8 – BigProblem or Huge Opportunity?
 
 
 
A company once sent two shoe salespeople to an area inAfrica where they had never sold any shoes. One was of their senior, most experienced salesmen, Tom, and theyexpected big things of him.
 
 
 
The other was an optimistic rookie named Cynthia. She didn’thave much experience, but she had a lot of enthusiasm.  They figured she might be able to sell a fewpair of shoes.
 
 

Anabolic vs. Catabolic Leaders - 7 of 8

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 7 of 8
 
 
 
Seeing the Big Picture
 
 
 
We’re going to explore a very interesting distinction between anabolic andcatabolic leaders – we’ll look at the way that each type of leader thinks.   This is perhaps one of the most complicated,but essential, aspects of understanding the difference between the two types ofleaders.
 
 
 
Catabolic leaders use left brain analysis almost exclusively. This type ofthinking is linear, and rational.

Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders Part 6 of 8

 
Catabolicvs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 6
 
 
 
Emotionsdon’t belong in the workplace – or do they? Depends on who you ask! If you askcatabolic leaders, they’re likely to agree. But anabolic leaders have adifferent point of view – they understand that emotions can’t be left at theoffice door. Our comparison between anabolic and catabolic leaders continueswith an exploration of how aware they are of their own and others’ emotions,how they express their emotions, and how they manage or control them in thework environment.

Anabolic vs. Catabolic leaders Part 5 of 8

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 5
 
 
 
The comparison between anabolic andcatabolic leaders continues with a look at how each type of leader approaches theireveryday circumstances.  
 
 
 
Catabolic leaders work in crisis mode.They put out fires, and deal with issues as they arise.  This reactivity leads to stress, lack offocus, and a non-productive, frenzied type of atmosphere. They don’t think muchabout where they’re headed, and even if they do, the “big picture” gets lost inthe demands of the moment.

Anabolic vs. Catabolic Leaders - Part 4 of 8

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 4
 
 
 
This month, part 4 of the discussion ofthe characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders focuses on how (and if)leaders assess themselves, and examine how their actions and attitudes affecttheir results, as well as impact the people around them.
 
 
 
Catabolic leaders operate in their ownlittle worlds. They do what they do, and they rarely, if ever, stop to thinkabout the consequences of what they are doing (and how they are doing it).

Anabolic vs. Catabolic Leaders 3 of 8

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders – Part 3
 
 
 
In our exploration of thecharacteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders, so far we’ve determined thatanabolic leaders “lead” and “participate,” while catabolic leaders “manage” and“delegate.”  Let’s look at another aspectof leadership - how information is passed along to others – to further see thedifference between the two types of leaders.
 
 
 
In any type of leadership role –whether as a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or as a parent, impartinginformation to others is an integral and essential part of leading.

Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders - Part 2

 
 
 
In the last blog we began a discussionof the characteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders, and how the anabolicleader “leads,” while the catabolic leader “manages.”  Another distinction between catabolic andanabolic leaders is that catabolic leaders “delegate,” while anabolic leaders“participate.”
 
 
 
According to Webster’s dictionary, “delegate”means to entrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign;to commit, and “participate” means to partake of; to share in; to receive apart of.

Catabolic vs. Anabolic Leaders - 1 of 8

 
Each and every one of us is a leader.How well you lead depends on your level of consciousness, or energy. Higherlevels of anabolic energy are associated with more effective leadership.Anabolic energy is building energy, and whether in the workplace or at home,great leaders build relationships, teams, families, and businesses. Catabolicenergy, on the other hand, is destructive, and catabolic leaders destroy andbreak down everything around them.
 
 
 
We’ll take a look at thecharacteristics of anabolic and catabolic leaders to show you how you canbecome the leader that you want to be.

Catabolic vs. Anabolic Choice

 
Catabolic vs. Anabolic Choice
 
 
 
Many of us walk around feelinglike we have limited choices in many aspects of our lives. Take notice of howmany times a day you say the words have to, should, and need to. Whenever youfeel like youmustdo something, you’re in Level 1 energy – you’re avictim to your thoughts or circumstances.
 
 
 
In fact, when you’re faced with atask or something to do, there are five basic ways you can respond, and ofthem, only one is by full conscious choice.

Armistice/Veterans Day

 
Todayis the day “Armistice Day”.  Well notsince 1954, when Eisenhower signed the official legislation changing the nameto Veterans Day.
 
Eitherway, today I am sending out a big thank you to all late, prior, and active servicemembers.  Please join me in personally thanking every service member you run into. Remember that they have served everyday so we can live our lives every day.  That said, these “thank you”’s are not just for today.  Challenge yourself to thank every veteran you meet in any given day.