Is Your Energy, Attitude and Mindset AntiFragile? with Dr. Paige Williams

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Today we're talking to Dr. Paige Williams, co-founder of the Leaders Lab, an honorary fellow, and researcher at the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Paige works to create practical evidence-based pathways that use the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, leadership, and systems thinking to help leaders leverage their energy, attitudes, and mindsets to benefit from the dynamic, complex, and uncertain environment in which most organizations now operate.

She is determined to help leaders move beyond just the need for resilience so that they can become anti-fragile. This is the focus of her new book, Becoming Anti-fragile, Learning to Thrive Through Disruption, Challenge, and Change, which we're going to explore together today.

In this week’s episode, we explore how we can leverage the physical, emotional, and mental energy, attitude and mindsets of anti-fragility to create positive change.

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You’ll Learn:
  • [02:30] - Paige explains what antifragility is and why it is important.
  • [04:27] - Paige shares some real-life examples of antifragility in action.
  • [07:14] - Paige explains the robust principles that we can use as touchstones to becoming antifragility.
  • [09:45] - Paige explains why energy, attitude, and mindsets are the building blocks to being antifragile.
  • [13:17] - Paige explains the nuances of energy – the physical, mental and emotional components.
  • [15:10] - Paige describes antifragile attitudes.
  • [17:43] - Paige describes the antifragile mindset.
  • [21:17] - Paige explains how to scale up antifragile principles and building blocks for teams and organizational systems.
  • [26:00] - Paige enters the lightning round.
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Until next time, take care! Thank you, Paige!

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