Personal Energy Management - VRE105

Personal Energy Management online course - learn to manage your  personal energy levels

Understand how to increase your vitality and reduce tiredness

  • Understand the nature of personal energy.
  • Learn how leaders enhance their energy.
  • Learn about stress, and factors which diminish personal energy.

Course Structure and Lesson Content

There are eight lessons in this course, as follows:

Lesson 1. Personal Energy: A Key to Success

  • What is Personal Energy?
  • The Real Energy Crisis.
  • How Leaders Become and Remain Energised.
  • Implications for Everyone.
  • Supplementary Notes: Physical Energy Production.

Lesson 2. 14 Keys To Managing Your Personal Energy

  • What Are The Keys To Managing Personal Energy?
  • Supplementary Notes: Energy And Aerobic Fitness.

Lesson 3. 10 Falsehoods about Managing Energy Supply

  • Introduction.
  • Myths About Managing Energy Supply.
  • Supplementary Notes: Fatigue and Recovery.

Lesson 4. The "Other" Energies: Emotional And Intellectual

  • Values And Energy.
  • Intellectual Energy.
  • Factors That Contribute Significantly to Shortages in Intellectual Energy.
  • Assessing Your Intellectual Energy.
  • The Primacy Of Emotional Energy.
  • Factors That Contribute Significantly To Shortages In Emotional Energy.
  • Assessing Your Emotional Energy.
  • Supplementary Notes: Breathing.

Lesson 5. The Myth of Invincibility

  • Leadership And Energy.
  • Enhancement Of Energy.
  • Supplementary Notes: Nutrition.

Lesson 6. The Limits of Stress and Time Management

  • General Limits.
  • Supplementary Notes: Stretching Exercises.

Lesson 7. Committing Occupational Suicide

  • Re-active and Pro-active Approaches.
  • Why People Work.
  • Causes of Avoidance.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences.
  • Negative Work Environment.
  • Self-Shaping.
  • The Impact of Avoidance.
  • Worker Productivity and Energy Level.
  • Cost to the Person, Organisation, Family or Group.
  • What are Avoiders Trying to Avoid.
  • Bases for Avoidance.
  • Supplementary Notes: Recreation And Personal Energy.

Lesson 8. The Limits of Stress and Time Management

  • General Limits.

Duration  100 hours

Course Aims

  • Explain the nature and scope of Personal Energy
  • Determine the most important factors that impact personal energy supply.
  • Describe the most common falsehoods regarding personal energy management.
  • Explain the significance of these two crucial kinds of personal energy: emotional and intellectual.
  • Identify actions taken by high achievers to enhance their energy
  • Consider the role stress and time management play in personal energy management.
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of being proactive and reactive.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of seekers and avoiders.
  • Consider the role stress and time management in personal energy management
  • Understand the limits of stress and time management, and the role that personal energy plays.

The Real Energy Crises

We are all aware of threats to the world's energy supply (e.g., oil, natural gas, electricity). There clearly has been an ever-increasing impact on the day-to-day lives of hundreds of millions of people. Hammered by demands to be more productive, but frequently experiencing a dwindling supply of resources, work sites more and more often come to resemble battlegrounds where only the fittest and luckiest survive. No occupation is immune. The threat of constant overwork has major implications, not only for the individual workers, but for organizations whose wellbeing depends on the continuing productivity of their employees.

It is becoming more difficult as well to climb up the career ladder. In certain cases even highly qualified and motivated workers may no longer be guaranteed an upward ascent. One reason is that in order to get ahead it is almost always necessary to acquire and develop an array of new skills. This often requires considerable energy expenditures, especially intellectual and often emotional.

The bottom line is as follows: To stay in the race may necessitate working harder, longer, and smarter, thereby leading to increased energy expenditures. The degree to which a person is seen as highly successful or not often depends as much on the amount of personal energy at their disposal as on any other single factor.

How leaders become and remain energized

A decided majority of persons in leadership positions work mainly, if not entirely, to gain positive outcomes. This is in sharp contrast to many individuals at lower levels who work primarily to avoid significant negative outcomes. The former approach definitely tends to be energy-enhancing, while the latter is generally energy-depleting and reduces motivation.

What else tends to characterize high level leaders? They definitely focus on avoiding or, at the least, minimizing negative self-talk. They try to spend little, if any, time engaging in catastrophic thinking or looking at a glass as half empty as opposed to half full. Their thinking tends to be solution- and task-oriented, emphasizing what they and others need to do to effectively meet the challenges at hand. It is decidedly not the case that all CEO types are highly energized, or that they were all "born that way". Rather, the majority have devoted considerable time to learning how to minimize the chances of burnout.

The energy-depleting task/activity that has been cited most often by CEOs is dealing with personnel matters. Approximately fifty percent of those I have worked with specified this as generally the most draining of all their tasks. Nothing else was close. Very few high level leaders report that they commonly run short of intellectual energy, and an even smaller number regularly experience significant depletion of physical energy.

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