Beyond F.E.A.R. with Allison Aker Davis
“Inclusion in decision-making and goal-setting is one of the main things that engage people, making them feel like they’re part of something bigger—and that eliminates F.E.A.R.”
Allison Aker Davis
Allison joins me today to define F.E.A.R. and how it impacts teams and organizations. She describes who a culturally responsive leader is and how they help shape communities within organizations.
She shares three ideas on helping people break negative patterns of behavior and building new habits. She also underscores how leaders can simplify the process of transition and highlights how a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion brings out the best of an organization’s people.
This week on The Mindset Zone:
- Understanding F.E.A.R. and how they happen in teams or organizations
- What it means to be a culturally responsive leader
- How a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion brings out the best in a company’s people
- Positive psychology and the value of building communities with and within an organization
- Why leaders need to focus on breaking the habit of focusing on the negative
- How stress brought by change can reinforce negative patterns of behavior
- How to help people break negative cycles and build new habits
- Creating communities within an organization
- The role of a common purpose in shaping an organization’s culture
- Simplifying transitions and transformation and why change doesn’t have to be painful
Allison Aker Davis is a Coaching Culture Strategist, organization consultant, and executive coach. She is the Principal of Aker Davis LLC, an evidence-based coaching and organization effectiveness consulting firm. Allison has over 28 years of experience serving in corporate and consulting roles, including VP for Organization Development at Lahey Health and VP & Coaching Marketing Leader for Right Management. As a consultant, Allison brings her experience and expertise in working with corporate and healthcare executives as well as business leaders from the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In addition to her work as a consultant and coach, Allison serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Haven.
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