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Power Stress,the Sacrifice Syndrome,and the Renewal Cycle

THIS APPENDIX describes the physiological basis for the Sacrifice Syndrome and the Cycle of Sacrifice and Renewal. It goes on to explain how the neural and endocrine processes affect and are affected by emotion, how these interactions influence perception and mood, and how all of this emerges as thoughts and behavior. We offer this explanation as a way to understand a holistic approach to leadership and how the body, as well as the mind, heart and spirit, contribute to resonant leadership.

Leadership and Power Stress

The unique demands of leadership typically trigger a pattern of power stress and the Sacrifice Syndrome. In resonant leaders, this destructive combination ...

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