Blue Health™ is the newest Leadership Development program created by Corporate Looking Glass, LLC – a global consultancy based in the USA.
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So, if you are interested in having critical thinkers as leaders (as opposed to mindless foot soldiers) and resilient leaders who can bounce back (regardless of whatever “shizzle” is coming down the pike at work – or at home), then your company needs this program.
We build healthy, functional leaders.
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We’ve all heard “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Well, if that holds true, then Paul Seville, MD, MBI, CPHIMS, has super strength. A urological surgeon turned medical informatics expert, Dr. Paul has survived FIVE brushes with death. Here’s a quick run-down:
- Malpractice. A pediatrician’s erroneous medical judgment led to a severe chronic kidney infection; rendering Dr. Paul to lose both healthy kidneys and be subjected for years to dialysis.
- Surgery. In 6th grade, he received a cadaveric kidney from a motorcyclist’s death.
- Surgery. Once the first donated kidney reached its longevity, his sister donated her kidney to him.
- Car Crash. A speeding, drunk, uninsured, twice-deported illegal resident crashed into Dr. Paul’s car head-on while he was driving around a corner, placing him in the hospital for a couple of days as he urinated blood.
- Bike Accident/Brain Surgery. The ecologically conscious doctor was bicycling to work with his helmet on, when something happened to the bike and he ended up head first onto the pavement. He had 2” by 3” of his skull removed to suction out the coagulated blood that was pushing the left side of his brain towards the right, and now has titanium filling the rectangular space.
Dr. Paul is one of the several medical doctors who have endorsed the newest Leadership Development program created by Corporate Looking Glass, LLC, which is Blue Health™. While he currently resides in Portland, Oregon, he is originally from the only Blue Zone in the USA, Loma Linda, California. He read my blog 10 Traits of a Positive Thinker: #7 DETERMINATION, and recognized how he leads with determination.
One of the amusing stories he shared with me is how he was conducting rounds as a hospitalist, and entered a room where the adult daughter of a patient was angrily waiting. “My father has gone through a lot of pain, and you have NO idea what he has gone through!” she yelled at Dr. Paul. He calmly addressed her concerns about her father’s post-op care. She continued to rant about her presupposed belief of Dr. Paul’s inability to relate to her father’s condition. Formerly ashamed of the long scars Dr. Paul’s surgeons left on his sides (#1 above) when he was a small boy, he opened his white lab coat, lifted his shirt, and revealed the monstrously large cicatrix – which appear as though he was sliced open from front to back on both sides…only because he was. He answered, “I know what your father is going through, because I went through it myself. And, multiple times.”
How many doctors can say that? How many doctors have been on both ends of the knife?
Furthermore, how many of us can say we get back up on our feet to serve others when we could be consumed with our personal needs? Former Vietnam Prisoner of War (POW) General Admiral James Stockdale said, “Self-realization cannot be achieved without service to the community.” Dr. Paul no longer practices surgery, but continues to serve others with his expertise at WebMD.
Stockdale: “The pre-Socratic Heraclitus said the development of the heart has to do with the capacity to face and experience reality. The capacity for that experience is also the capacity for courage. The heart wills, it is the seat of conscience, it introduces purpose.” (See blog on Purpose).
Dr. Paul championed many years of childhood taunts, only to be the bully’s champion in the operating room. Epictetus (the ancient Greek philosopher): Difficulties are what show men’s character.
When asked how Dr. Paul feels about the mistake his surgeons made when he was a little boy, he echoes Epictetus: “It is unthinkable that one man’s error could cause another’s suffering. There can be no such thing as being the ‘victim’ of another. You can only be a victim of yourself. It’s all how you discipline your mind.”
New Year is not the only time when you can begin anew.
Rossina Gil, MSOD, MAIS, is a Leadership and Organization Development Practitioner, and the founder of Corporate Looking Glass, LLC – a diverse consultancy of OD experts and strategic thinking partners. We increase retention. Visit CorporateLookingGlass.com.
© Rossina Gil, 2015
Stockdale, Jim. Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot.
Jane Doe (Not her real name!) is a VP at a large organization. Her boss sits in the C-Suite and rewards her for reaching the objectives listed in her job description. The problem is Jane has had more than two entire team turnovers in less than two years. Her boss wrestles with the question: How can he let Jane go when she is doing exactly what he hired her to do?
Jane’s boss weighs the actual costs of personnel lost, recruiter time, learning curve and the intangible costs of distrust, watercooler chatter and lack of team cohesion against Jane meeting his annual objectives and goals. It’s so much easier for him to keep the status quo, so he turns a deaf ear to the complaints streaming in through the uneasy Human Resource directors. Jane’s workhorse style and “the whippings shall continue until you are all happy” are inconsequential to him, since results matter more than feelings. In essence, he is teaching Jane to just “get ‘er dun” and she is more than ready to comply.
Let’s be clear here: The dysfunctional leader is not just Jane; it is, firstly, her boss.
Examples like this real-life “Jane” and her boss abound in Corporate America. Yet, slumped productivity, wide-spread disengagement, and high levels of attrition are costing the U.S. economy an estimated $370 billion yearly, according to Gallup.*
- How can a company retain specialized top talent AND keep team retention strong?
- How can the organization avoid ex-employees posting on GlassDoor.com and damaging the organization’s brand and reputation of its ability to manage well?
Blue Health™ is a two-day Leadership Development program that is designed with a heuristic approach – which enables executives to discover how they can improve engagement, productivity, and overall well-being for themselves, their teams, and the organization as a whole.
The Blue Health™ model demonstrates the ancient Greek philosophical foci of Mind, Body, and Spirit (Energy Management); to which we have added the systemic dimension of the Organization. This Positive Psychology program is a deep dive into optimizing performance and social dynamics. It engages participants in critical thinking and incorporates various methods of adult learning theory to keep comprehension and interaction levels high.
Our associates have conducted primary research from executives within the world’s five Blue Zones (locations known for holding the highest concentration of self-sufficient centenarians), and Blue Health™ is endorsed by multiple medical doctors from the only Blue Zone in the USA; Loma Linda, California.
If you are ready for healthy, functional leadership, please contact us at info@CorporateLookingGlass.com for further information. Or, dial 615.431.9689.
Rossina Gil is the founder of Corporate Looking Glass, LLC, a team of Leadership and Organization Development Practitioners and Interculturalists, based across the USA. Rossina co-launched the Blue Zones initiative in Des Moines, Iowa (Sponsor: Wellmark); and Redondo Beach, California (Sponsor: Beach Cities Health District). She is the author of The Corporate Looking Glass: Using Culture for Your Competitive Advantage (available on Amazon.com), which is required reading at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. www.CorporateLookingGlass.com
© Rossina Gil, 2015
What makes Blue Health™ better than other corporate wellness programs?
This program is designed by professional Organization Development practitioners based around the USA, who have banded together from having formerly worked with today’s most competitive wellness models:
Blue Zones, Creation Health, and Healthy Companies. It is also endorsed by Medical Doctors.
Collectively, the wealth of our experience maximizes your corporate health and competitive advantage.
How do I sign my organization up for Blue Health™?
Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. An associate will connect with you promptly.
Rossina Gil, MSOD, MAIS, is the founder of Corporate Looking Glass, LLC — a consultancy firm active across the USA, composed of Organization Development practitioners, Executive Coaches, and Interculturalists. Rossina is a former resident of the only “Blue Zone” in the country, and shares her community lessons in this Wellness program, along with her insights from working across multiple industries.
Come January 2016, Corporate Looking Glass, LLC, is offering a 2-day Corporate Wellness program called Blue Health™.
Start your new year off to the right start by leveraging your corporate competitive advantage. Designed by author Rossina Gil, former resident of the only “Blue Zone” (i.e. 5 global areas with the highest longevity) located in the USA, Blue Health™ incorporates positive behaviors that impact Mind, Body, Spirit, and the Organization. Results have proven to improve overall individual, team, and organizational effectiveness.
Blue Health™ is jam-packed with highly interactive sessions to raise employee engagement. It includes two facilitators, two psychometric tools, and materials. Deliverables include a personal Action Plan and a Purpose Statement.
Corporate Looking Glass associates are based around the USA. Please visit CorporateLookingGlass.com
Se habla Español. Japanese is also available.
Corey Keyes (American Sociologist and Psychologist, International Positive Psychology Association Conference 2015): Health is more than the absence; it is something positive.