Articles & Features
Addressing “Busy,” Burnout, Overwhelm, & Self-Care through Culture
Burnout and self-care is a highly personal journey, AND we can do things as leaders, organizations, and culture to make “busy” and burnout a thing of the past and self-care the “badge of honor”.
I’ve been speaking about “busy” and burnout — navigating it, healing it, and avoiding it — for years. In my work, I’ve found there are several components, that when addressed proactively (and reactively as required), can support us in managing ourselves through it and even avoiding it all together.
Read the full article here.
How We Create Our Own Burnout and What to Do About it.
“Am I truly burnt out, or do I just need a nap?”
I love the conversations I get to have with people about where they’re at in their leadership journey. This comment came from a group I’d worked with last year. We’d been discussing burnout, overload, and mindset. And after taking a minute to get away from everything and getting truly present to what was what in each person’s life (personally and professionally), one of the participants posed this question.
Read the full article here.
The 4 P’s: Your Quickest Way to Get in Front of Burnout. Right Now.
There are many ways to address self-care and burnout, after twenty years working in the trenches I’ve boiled it down to one trifecta and four Ps.
Read the full article here.
You're Contagious, So Make The Most Of It
Have you ever been around someone who brings a dark cloud into the room and rains on everyone’s day? Have you ever known someone who always manages to ask the right questions, always finds a way to lift and encourage, always finds a way to help people focus and collaborate to serve the common cause with purpose and even joy? This Forbes interview with Roger Dean Duncan delves into IEP and how we’re all contagious. Read the full article here.
Addressing Burnout and Self-Care from the Inside-Out and the Outside-In
Preventing and navigating burnout is a response-ability and opportunity. It requires a multi-dimensional multi-directive approach. And some really good questions to support all of us.
Read the full article here.
Lead With Intention: Why Amazing Leaders Master the Moment Between Stimulus and Response
The IEP Method “is about how we show up in the world and [hold ourselves] accountable for how we show up,” says Anese in this latest article on Forbes from Rob Dube. “We can’t control what happens around us, but we can control our state and how we interact with those things.” Read the full article here.
How to Grow Your Business Fast with Michael Gerber
Anese is a contributor to the article on Michael Gerber’s site How To Grow Your Business Fast: 50+ Experts Share Their Best Scaling & Growth Hacks. It’s chock full of insights and tips on scaling and growing your business from successful business owners who have all been there and have great advice to share.
3 Essential Leadership Skills for Setting the Tone for Any Meeting on The Ladders
What you say and do matters AND how you show up is what truly creates your impact. You have a meeting coming up. It may be a one-to-one, a team meeting, an interview, a talk, or a chat with your teen, and it may be in person, on the road, over pixels 3,000 miles away, or on your screen.
Whatever the case, it matters.
Read the full article here.
Busy, Chaos and Change Are Not Going Away — So What Will You Do About It?
Anese was featured on IBM’s Social Business Spotlight Blog with the article Busy, Chaos and Change Are Not Going Away — So What Will You Do About It?. In this article, Anese gives five principles that can help create a new reality when the chaos turns to burnout.
Creating Maximum Energy and Impact for Your Team Meetings
Anese shares with the Inc. Small Giants community the basic truths and goals you should hold dear for your meetings, i.e., having clear outcomes, an agenda, clear next steps, clear roles, accountability, and a way to communicate outcomes and key tidbits to those who need to know. Anese lists the “Being” of the meeting, including… Be curious. Be helpful. Assume good. If you’re not sure, be curious. Always strive to be helpful. And when in doubt, assume good. There is most often (in my experience 98% of the time) a positive intention for what people come up with…even if it’s not clear in the moment. Get curious, what’s that positive intention? Seek to understand and you will build beautiful bridges together. Great stuff. Read the entire blog post here and you’ll never show up to another meeting the same!
Business Meetings Move Poolside (Don't Overdress)
Anese provides her expertise to The New York Times for this article, which was reprinted by The Sacramento Bee. Business Meetings Move Poolside (Don’t Overdress): “I love getting people out of their make-up and out of their natural state,” said Anese Cavanaugh, an executive leadership coach who likes nontraditional settings like spas and pool decks because “people tend to open up a lot more.” Read full story here.
Company Culture Is an Inside-Out Job: Why Your Culture's Strength and Well-Being Start With You
Check out Recruiter.com for the article “Company Culture Is an Inside-Out Job: Why Your Culture’s Strength and Well-Being Start With You”.
The first step in creating a healthy culture is to realize that you are the culture — you set the tone. How you walk into a room is the culture. The energy you bring to any conversation is the culture. The way you talk about culture is the culture. How you request or complain, show up present or brag busy, lead or abdicate, take ownership or blame — whatever you do and are is the culture.
The Cost of Presence in Your Organization
Anese writes about The Cost of Presence in Your Organization: Nine times out of ten, this is unintentional impact; people don’t even realize they’re having it. Once you have the awareness, it’s easier to shift. Anese discusses how the lowest vibration in the room wins and once you control your own energetic presence, you are contagious. She then goes on to share the 5-step Presence Reboot.
How to Fire Someone Without Destroying Them in Harvard Business Review
Anese takes us through two scenarios of someone being let go, with very different outcomes, in this article for the Harvard Business Review. Also included are some “Do’s and Don’ts” to consider when you need to have this type of conversation.
What's the Business Case for You?
Check out Recruiter.com for the article “What’s the Business Case for You”. The article talks about how to make yourself standout when you are going for that new job or looking for that better position within your current company. It also references how Anese describes this in her book Contagious Culture, it’s all about bringing the “Essential You” out.
What's Your Corporate Superpower?
It seems like every day I hear about a new technology company with seemingly supernatural powers. How else do you account for the ability to grow millions of loyal users in a number of months? To change the way we communicate and interact with one another? Apple, Google, and others have shifted human culture forever. So many organizations are looking to duplicate their efforts and disrupt the status quo. But that all begins with powerful leaders who have created an expansive corporate culture that encourages authenticity, curiosity, and creativity — the ingredients for becoming a super-powered company… No matter who you are and the culture you’re creating (intentionally or not), here are 4 counter-intuitive ways to tap into your corporate superpower and build a world-shifting culture. (Hint: “guardedness” and “competition” are in the mix.) Read the entire article here! Enjoy!
Presence in Business
Ever sit through a meeting and have no idea what happened? With increasing distractions, most of us struggle throughout the day to stay in the present. Now, in a budding trend, business coaches want to teach us how to have a conversation with a colleague or client without allowing our minds to drift. Click here to read the full article.
93% of Your Leadership Impact Is Going to Waste
What if I told you that you’re leaving a TON of potential impact, revenue and connection on the table? Regardless of your leadership prowess — no matter how great it is — if your intention, energy, and presence aren’t in alignment, you’re leaving a ton of opportunity on the table. We are ALWAYS having an impact. Whether you’re leading a meeting, or sitting in the back of the room — you’re having an impact on your own experience, and the people around you. Click here to read the full article.
Creating Intentional Impact That Brings People With You
Anese writes a guest post for Tanveer Naseer on “Creating Intentional Impact That Brings People With You”. Check out the article for Anese’s 5-step framework to creating intentional impact.
Try an Environmental Cleanup to Improve Performance
Checkout the Chicago Tribune for the article “Try an Environmental Cleanup to Improve Performance”. The article talks about how your environment is one of the easiest things to take for granted, one of the easiest things to fall victim to and also one of the most powerful and effective areas to make changes in. At the end of the day, and in the moments in-between, your environment and how you partner with it is a choice. What are you choosing?
Decide: 5 Ways to Turn Your “Decisions” Into Results
Anese writes for the Huffington Post about the ability to “decide.” She defines a decision as simply the intention and energy behind your word that you’re going to do something that propels, motivates and energizes you to move forward. You can tell yourself that you want to be successful, but until you decide, it won’t happen! We have to decide energetically from the inside out. Anese then goes on to explain 5 ways to truly know if you’ve decided to do something and where to look if you might be stuck. Click here to read the full article.
Our Presence Creates Our Impact: Using Mindfulness to Optimize Leadership and Culture
Anese writes an article for COMMPRO titled “Our Presence Creates Our Impact: Using Mindfulness to Optimize Leadership and Culture”. She talks about how important our presence is, not only to ourselves but also others, and how it’s often overlooked in this world of “busy”.
TNG Worldwide Magazine – Dare to Create Opportunity
Here are 5 quick tips to stay ahead of the game, keep your spirits up, stay in the most resourceful state possible, and make sure that you’re a stronger leader for your team, family and organization. Click here to read the full article.
Performance Improvement: Dare to Elevate Engagement
Did you know that 21% of the global workforce considers themselves actively engaged in their work right now (loyal, passionate, positive, enjoying their work)? 38% are actively disengaged (meaning they’re complaining, bringing morale down or looking for another job). And the remaining 41% aren’t sure where they stand. Wow! Click here to read the full article.
Anese shares her insight on What Counts in this article for Enlightened Leadership Magazine.
“I attribute the energy and clarity I’m experiencing to one core thing right now: I’m connected to what counts. For me. For what I’m up to. For the impact I want to create. For what needs to be created. In this moment. And in the next. And I’m taking care of myself in the process.” Read full article here.
Esprit De Corps Elevates Executives, Builds Business Bedrock
Anese is quoted in the Investor’s Business Daily article titled “Esprit De Corps Elevates Executives, Builds Business Bedrock”. This insightful article talks about how creating a positive culture at the workplace can boost employee morale, retention and the bottom line.
Interviews & Podcasts
The Wisdom Series: How Can Leaders Inspire an Impactful, Positively Contagious Culture?
In the first episode of the donothing podcast Wisdom Series with Rob Dube, listen in as Anese talks about how anyone can bring their best selves to the table with intention, energy and presence. She also discusses how you can unlock your own greater leadership potential, collaborate more inspiringly, create more openly and lead more joyfully and effectively.
PRISCILLA AND ANESE CAVANAUGH SPREAD THE GOOD VIBES
If you’ve ever noticed how a single person in a bad mood can negatively impact a room full of people, then you understand the importance of presence. In this episode of Ponderings from the Perch, Priscilla McKinney talks with her friend Anese Cavanaugh, author of “Contagious Culture” and new book “Contagious You.” Anese and Priscilla discuss the books as well as Anese’s IEP Method (Intentional Energetic Presence) that can be used to make intentional personal decisions that can have a wide-reaching impact — for which there is a free downloadable presence guide and IEP sheet.
Present and Impactful Leadership with Anese Cavanaugh
Welcome to the Best-Self Management podcast where we explore the brave new world of bringing your whole self to work. Best-Self Management proposes that if leaders build cultures and institute practices that support people in being and becoming their Best Selves, then high performance and uncommon loyalty is the result.
Co-hosts, David Hassell and Shane Metcalf, regularly discuss the uniquely healthy and productive cofounder relationship they’ve built at 15Five over the last 7 years. They also interview academics, business leaders, and coaches, who are revolutionizing our understanding of human performance and what it takes to build a thriving culture that celebrates every employee and guides them towards greatness.
Take the Lead Radio with Dr. Diane Hamilton
In large organizations, it’s crucial to keep the workforce in good shape to have the best performance possible. Anese Cavanaugh, the creator of the IEP method, started doing work with business leaders and teams in 2003 when she created the Intentional Energetic Presence. The IEP is all about being intentional about the energetic presence you bring to everything you do. Anese dives deeper into IEP and its three components, and touches on her two books, Contagious Culture and Contagious You. Listen in or read the transcript here.
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
Anese was interviewed by Srini Rao of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast and they talked about “Developing an Intentional Energetic Presence”. Listen in for Anese’s answers to questions like “Who did you hang out with in high school and what impact has that had on your life and career?” and “How did you end up doing this work?” (this answer includes a flashback to 14-year-old Anese and her job scooping ice cream). They also do a deep dive into the IEP Model where Anese explains each part of the model and how it applies to each of our lives. Enjoy!
Lead with Intention and Presence with Anese Cavanaugh
As a leading voice on intention, energy, and presence in leadership and culture, Anese Cavanaugh helps people unlock greater leadership potential, collaborate more inspiringly, create more openly, intuit more bravely, and lead more joyfully and effectively. Listen in as David Mammano interviews her in this ~40-minute Avanti podcast.
Art of Charm
Anese speaks with Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm about whether or not the way you’re “showing up” is helping you to create the impact you want to have. Interested in upping the impact you’re having? Take a listen to learn the five-step formula for creating intentional impact. Also discussed is who it takes to create a company’s culture (hint: it’s more than just the CEO).
Showing Up with IEP with Skip Prichard
Anese talks with Skip Prichard about how to create a positive and Contagious Culture. They dive into how the 5 components of Showing Up with IEP were developed as well as why choosing your impact is so important. Anese also shares how you can quickly shift your energy and gives steps to take to improve how we Show Up and how to increase positive energy.
Anese has a follow-up conversation with Skip that includes 7 Game Changers To Improve Your Leadership Position. Check it out for actionable steps to take in assisting someone in shifting their state.
Intention, Energy & Presence on Bulletproof Radio
Anese was interviewed for a second time by Dave Asprey, The Bulletproof Executive and the title of the talk was “Intention, Energy & Presence”. During the interview they touch upon how we get to choose how we interact with our lives and what that means for each of us, hiring and firing for the energetic good and so much more.
Designing Conversations That Work with Paul Axtell
Anese had a Q&A session with Paul Axtell and they talked about some great things including how leaders are contagious, what “intention” means to her and what advice she’d give to a room full of new professionals. She also offered up some advice to the CEO’s out there around working with millennials.
The Business Builders Show with Marty Wolff
Anese was interviewed by Marty Wolff of The Business Builders Show and in addition to discussing Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP), they also talk about the quickest way to shift culture (at work AND at home) as well as 5 Leadership Game Changers. Enjoy!
Restaurant Unstoppable: The Intentional Energetic Presence Method
In this episode, Anese shared why we need to show up each day to live intentionally. Then we show you how to show up using the IEP Method (Intentional Energetic Presence). Listen in here.
Bulletproof Radio: Biohacking Your Impact
Anese is interviewed by The Bulletproof Executive to talk about IEP and bio-hacking your impact. In this interview she and Bulletproof Executive’s Dave Asprey discuss presence, gratitude, the power of intention, using crazy words like “energy” in organizations, how not to be a “professional bummer,” and much more. You can hear the entire podcast here. For those not familiar with The Bulletproof Executive, Anese refers to it in her teachings and swears by Bulletproof Coffee to keep her head clear, energy high, and presence at its optimal. Dave Asprey teaches how to supercharge your body and upgrade your mind to have more focus, more energy, and more time at work and at home. Find out more about Dave Asprey and Bulletproof Executive here.
Energetic Presence for Entrepreneurs with Anese Cavanaugh
Join in as award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author Julie Gordon White interviews Anese on maintaining your energetic presence on this free iTunes podcast.
Anese was interviewed by Abha Maryada Banerjee of BreakOut Radio and they discuss Intentional Energetic Presence (IEP) and how we show up has a direct impact on what we create in the world. In addition, they talk about the leadership trifecta and how adding a bit more awareness around your own IEP can really unlock the missing piece in your leadership.
How To Let Love Inspire Your Leadership: A Raw Conversation
Anese and Misti Burmeister from the podcast, “Provoking Your Greatness” had a raw conversation on letting love inspire your leadership in the workplace. Listen in as they discuss “loving your nemesis”, “imposter syndrome” and much more! Enjoy!
The Second Stage with Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic
Anese speaks with Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic from The Second Stage about the five steps to creating intentional impact, including knowing the outcomes you want to get out of any and every interaction and/or meeting. She also shares more information on her leadership methodology, Intentional Energetic Presence®. As a business owner and the leader of your organization, you hold the power to influence and create the culture around you, so why not make it positive and impactful!
The Foundation with Andy Drish
Anese and Andy Drish of The Foundation sit down for a real heart-to-heart about showing up in times of serious muck and challenge. Listen and you’ll learn how to stay grounded when you are having a hard time, the concept of “bubbling up”, the effect of who you surround yourself with and so much more.
Building a Positive Workplace
Anese was interviewed by Brent Stewart and Mary Rudder of the Everybody Matters Podcast and the focus was on building a positive workplace. Anese also gives examples of language tweaks that can help shift how you look at what’s going on for you (“I get to” versus “I have to”).
Provoking Your Greatness with Misti Burmeister
Anese was interviewed by Misti Burmeister from the podcast, “Provoking Your Greatness” and they had a great conversation around values, showing up and setting intentional outcomes. Listen in to find out a simple strategy to discover your core values as well as how to reboot your presence — right there in the moment — and why taking great care of yourself (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually) is so important.
LearnChair Radio with Bob Dragone
Anese was interviewed by Bob Dragone of LearnChair Radio and they discuss the IEP Method, the importance of “showing up” and how leadership is being developed in the U.S. today.
Entrepreneurs Are You Intentional With Your Energy?
Anese was interviewed for a 3-part series by Todd Reed of Inspired and Intentional Business and the first episode is titled “Entrepreneurs Are You Intentional With Your Energy?”. In this episode they discuss impact and how it affects not only ourselves but everyone around us. In addition Anese shares her ice cream “aha moment” that happened when she was just a teen. Don’t forget to check back for Parts 2 & 3!
Itenco Podcast with Nancy Marmolejo
Anese spoke with Nancy Marmolejo of the Itenco Podcast and they discussed a variety of topics including what Showing Up means (internally and externally), what exactly “Energetic Presence” is and Anese gives some thought-provoking questions for Nancy’s “The Daily Changeup”. Enjoy!
Maggie Linton with Sirius XM
Anese speaks with Maggie Linton about busy. She explains that busy is a default answer and people are not being clear on how they are prioritizing. Anese then goes through the 7 reasons of why people say they are busy. We have more ways than ever to multi-task and stay busy, but the antidote is presence! Figure out what you’re grateful for in your busy-ness.
Breakthrough Business Strategy Radio
Anese is interviewed by Michele Price on Breakthrough Radio about company culture. They talk about ways to unlock greater collaboration within your team and Anese explains how being honest and naming it when something goes wrong is a really powerful leadership move.
Media & Miscellaneous
Anese speaks with Inc. about many things that can change and improve your presence and impact. In the first video, she explains the 3 Ways to be Your Most Productive Self. The next video, she explains 3 Life Hacks to Increase Your Presence. The next video she talks about The Most Common Mistakes Women Make in Business. The next video, she talks about How to Get Your Opinion Heard and Influence Others. She then goes on to explain The Power of Presence to Improve Your Leadership. She speaks about the 2 Steps to Quickly Finding Your True Mission here. Finally, she speaks about how to Boost Your Energy and Creativity at Work.