The Research Informing Conscious Leadership Consulting

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DoorTwo™ consultants guide leaders using proven, psychology-based models to improve competency in key elements of leadership, including motivation, communication, and managing change.

When SSCA started nearly 50 years ago, this approach was considered cutting-edge. Only deeply researched and proven models were selected and integrated into our consulting process, workshops, and programs.

Today, DoorTwo’s continued focus on deeply-researched leadership concepts has uncovered the criticality of physical capacity in achieving peak leadership performance. Throughout each engagement, consultants synthesize these core models and concepts as a foundation for coaching and creating conscious leaders.

DoorTwo consultants also utilize a number of research-backed assessment instruments and surveys throughout your executive coaching engagement to relate and connect the concepts directly to you, providing exceptional insight and new perspective. Assessments are typically administered during the course of an executive coaching engagement or prior to attending a workshop or program.

The following models are foundational for leadership competency and are integrated throughout each DoorTwo tailored engagement

Proven behavioral science models are foundational to DoorTwo’s consulting and workshops.

Seeking to understand the WHY behind behavior, Dr. David McClelland developed a theory of motivation that proposes that people are motivated by three primary needs: the need for achievement, the need for affiliation, and the need for power.

Kurt Lewin’s groundbreaking work helps us understand the significance a person’s environment has on their behavior. The research of Litwin, Stringer, and Tagiuri identified six measurable organization climate dimensions that defined employees’ overall perception of their work environment. Their research further identified a direct correlation between climate and organization productivity.

Synthesizing the power of human motivation, evolved leadership behaviors, and powerful organization climate is foundational to our work at DoorTwo.

American Psychologist Dr. Taibi Kahler’s contribution to the field of communication paved the way for DoorTwo and our conscious leadership workshops, programs, and coaching.

Kahler added key concepts to Eric Berne’s theory of Transactional Analysis and thereby was born a framework for understanding and improving communication, distress, and psychological needs.

His work has been used by NASA, Bill Clinton, schools, and countless organizations to improve communication among teams. Meanwhile, its personal impact on those who learn it is immeasurable.

Change is constant and inevitable. Change results from chance, choice, progress, or crisis and are often unpredictable. The process of HOW we move through change, however, is scientifically predictable and influenceable.

Based on research by change expert Ann Salerno and her development of the six-stage Change Cycle™ model, DoorTwo teaches individuals and organizations how to navigate inevitable change while maintaining focus and productivity.

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Elevating Capacity - Be Well

The following deeply-researched concepts are foundational for personal capacity and fuel the journey to ceaselessly conscious leadership

The importance of strong cognitive ability in leadership cannot be overstated and translates into emotional regulation and access to knowledge. The criticality of attending to and elevating personal capacity to achieve peak performance is a deeply researched and proven concept. Everyday choices impact cognitive functioning. Having the intellect and discipline to establish an elite recovery program is vital for leading at an elite level daily. DoorTwo has aggregated clinical and read-world evidence, which serves as a guide for accelerating executive leadership performance through elite recovery.

Exercise consumes our energy stores, though there’s another way to reflect on this point. We can choose to think of exercise as creating energy – the same energy needed to increase the capacity to perform at an elite level. The benefits of being less sedentary and moving more are widely known.

Good brain function depends on our genes and environmental interactions and the addition of specific healthy nutrients to our diet choices may help prevent or modulate cognitive impairment and decline.(Polverino et al., 2021) Adequate nutrition and hydration positively affect your body’s stress response and, in turn, cognitive ability.

How well we sleep, and how ‘good’ sleep translates into how you feel when you’re awake is well-documented. Sleep deficiency over time is linked with an elevated risk of some long-term health problems, it affects the clarity of how you think and react, and can influence some aspects of work, learning, and social skills.(NIH, 2022)

Element X
While movement, nutrition, and sleep may be 80% of what you need for optimal cognitive health, Element X might be described as a 20% portion of your elite recovery profile. This 20% is where we make personal choices. It is the space where you choose to spend time and focus, with clear benefits for you in improved quality of life.

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