An Executive’s Guide to Handle Pressure, Prevent Anxiety, and Lead From Your Highest Self
Lead2Flourish is a life leadership resource designed to help you lead from a foundation of wellbeing and refine your abiities to bring your highest self to every challenge and relationship.
It provides the building blocks for forming helpful behaviors and habits and making positive changes for flourishing at work and life–an important missing element in mainstream approaches.
As a former corporate leader who used to be easily triggered by my unconscious beliefs and fears, I learned firsthand the deficits and shortfalls of today’s mainstream leadership development.
As an only child, I compensated with the need to come out on top of things.
My cousins and classmates often mocked me with “Who do you think you are?” or “The girl who thinks she’s better than us” when I talked about my dreams and aspirations.
My ego was sorely bruised because that’s not how I wanted to be portrayed.
I turned inwardly to my self-protective mechanisms, my insecurities, and my doubts.
These childhood insecurities continued to have a great impact on my adult life as a leader exposing reactive behaviors like:
- the need to be right
- fear of looking bad
- not asking for help
- speaking out sharply when I should be silent
- staying silent when I should speak up
These behaviors became normal. My emotional reasoning became suspicious of others’ actions when my ego was threatened.
Leader’s today: The pressure and anxiety that overwhelms leaders today aren’t always a result of an outward workload or environment, but a result of inner tension, self-preservation, and negative patterns caused by the ego.
I discovered a solution that freed me from limiting beliefs and reactive behavior. A solution that prevents workplace silos, disengagement, high turnovers, stress, and ego habits that undermine relationships, wellbeing, and business and organizational success.
The solution? Linking the components of flourishing with the dynamics of leadership to release yourself from the constrictions of your mindset, limiting beliefs, and unconscious behaviors.
In Lead2Flourish, I share my R4 science-backed blueprint to uproot those unhelpful ego behaviors. My blueprint coaches you to identify some of the deepest, below-the-surface thoughts, whispers, assumptions, and beliefs to understand who you are as a leader—a blueprint the leadership development industry has disregarded.
The result? Your wellbeing takes charge and your mindset and potential expand when faced with high demands, adversity, and uncertainties.
Actionable advice grounded in research and includes many of the techniques I share with my clients and use daily in my life, you will:
- Learn how to identify your hidden personal survival mechanisms
- Learn why your greatest potential doesn’t hinge on new skills
- Give your life and leadership more meaning by removing inner conflict and defense mechanisms
- Discover how deepening your knowledge of your thinking style and fears helps you with emotional wellbeing and goal achievement
- Expand your awareness of defensive and proactive ego behaviors
- Learn how living life as a behavioral fighter allows you to experience a more rich, focused, and efficient leadership style
- Discover what it means to keep a guiding foundation to help you express your purpose, direction and motivation
- Handle work more efficiently with more mental energy
- Learn how to navigate disruptions, alleviate stress and frustration having a “Vehicle of a Plan” at your disposal, and bounce forward with emotional resilience
- Create meaningful relationships by modeling this flourishing capacity to other leaders
- Access the wellbeing, alignment and efficiency needed to flourish in life, at work and in the community
- And so much more!
Dr. Michelle McQuaid
Wellbeing Researcher, The Leadership Lab
“Dr. Deana’s Lead2Flourish science-back blueprint is a must-read to help every leader realize their potential.”
Philip Ovadia, MD
cardiothoracic surgeon and author of stay off my operating table
“An essential resource for leaders seeking to identify and overcome the behaviors that are standing in the way of their progress and growth.”
Ryan Gottfredson, PhD
Leadership Professor and author of the wsj and usa today best seller success mindsets
“Dr. Deana Murphy gets it! Lead2Flourish is at the cutting-edge of leadership development.”
Diana Blake, Esq.
Leadership Development Specialist and commercial real estate investor
“If you are serious about being a leader, then this book is for you. With these tools we all can become the leader to follow.”
Margaret H. Greenberg, MAPP, PCC
Co-author of the business of race and profit from the positive: Proven Leadership
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Purposefully reflective and decidedly practical. Lead2Flourish is like having your executive coach trained in positive psychology.”
former assistant professor of leadership and ethics and author of on leadership
“I’ve read a lot of leadership books over the last 35 years and I really like Lead2Flourish. Fully researched and documented, it’s a broad and essential read on executive behavior triggers and how it affects growth and wellbeing.”
Louis J. Alloro, M.Ed, MAPP
senior fellow, center for the advancement of wellbeing
“Lead2Flourish gives you a good dose of personal and professional development. With good science and practical examples, Dr. Deana helps you define the root cause of your ego-driven behaviors and renovate your life all in one.”
ceo of Doncaster insurance and financial services
“Lead2Flourish is quite realistic and somewhat reminds me of my experiences in business and life. This book is an invaluable cutting-edge resource for helping with the challenges leaders are facing today.”
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, MAPP, MCC
founder and ceo of the flourishing center
“Executive wellbeing is highly relevant for leadership effectiveness and performance today. Lead2Flourish gives the research, the case studies, the lessons, and the process to forgo ego-behavioral patterns.”
Dr. Marcia Reynolds
author of the international best sellers, coach the person, not the problem and the discomfort zone: how leaders turn difficult conversations into breakthrough
“Dr. Deana has unlocked the steps leaders need to embody wellbeing and take to be present. Lead2Flourish is a must-read for executives across all industries.”