MAKE YOU A BETTER BUSINESS LEADER?
By ERIN THORBURN
herapist, counselor, shrink, head peeper, life coach, analyst, psychotherapist, psychologist – are just some of the many (some not so endearing) titles imparted to mental health professionals. Even in an age when therapy is seemingly more common — a University of Phoenix study reports that one-quarter of adults in the U.S. admit to utilizing some form of mental health support — counseling is still highly stigmatized. An interesting notion, considering the value potential of counseling — effective communication, insight into behavior,
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Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP. “The ability to connect, trust and show up without our past baggage can only help us improve.” As human beings, we all inarguably have a past, and most wouldn’t admit to having a solely unblemished history. “We all have blind spots,” explains David Larimer, program clinical director at Scottsdale Recovery Center. “It’s not BASIC BENEFITS “The creation of a therapeutic alliance and uncommon for Fortune 500 companies the ability to work through historical wounds to pair a senior-level executive with a junior-level executive to mentor and help and own how our negative thought patterns may be holding us back only makes us better enlighten one another’s strengths, as well as areas in need of improvement.” leaders,” says Sierra Tucson CEO Jaime boundary setting and active listening (among others). Ironically, they are all tools that are highly essential in the workplace and invaluable for a business leader to possess. How can taking care of personal business make for better business and best leadership practices?