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Leading through anxiety

Let’s get philosophical with Garath Symonds

In this episode, Garath Symonds, the founder of Reconnect Coaching, joins Mark and Becky to discuss his upcoming book, ‘The Anxious Leader’.

They explore how anxiety impacts decision-making and leadership, the importance of rational thinking and ego reflection, as well as strategies for tolerating anxiety as opposed to rejecting it. They delve into the role of meditation and self-reflection for leaders, along with managing trauma's impact and the importance of vulnerability and psychological safety in top level roles, and ultimately, embracing life’s lessons.

Tune in for fascinating insights into leadership and personal growth in the podcast’s penultimate episode!

Keep your eye on Garath's channels for the release of his upcoming book 'The Anxious Leader' - due to be published in 2024 

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Show notes
Connect with Garath on LinkedIn 

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World – Ronald A Heifetz
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran
What Matters Most – James Hollis 



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