Energy Leadership

Overcoming Corporate Catabolism: Unlocking the Power of Anabolic Leadership

Mar 17, 2023

Part 1: Unleashing the Potential of Individuals in Your Organization Written by: Juan Carlos Bernal C.P.C.

As an executive coach, I've witnessed firsthand the impact of corporate catabolism on organizations. Inspired by the work of Luke Iori:”THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE CATABOLISM ON ENGAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE, & BOTTOM LINE, I want to share with you the first step to counteract this toxic energy: empowering your team members as individuals.


Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization. When you recognize their potential and support their growth, you're fostering an anabolic environment that drives success.

·     Invest time in understanding their motivations, strengths, and aspirations.

·     Create opportunities for them to develop their skills and expand their knowledge.

·     Encourage open communication and provide constructive feedback that helps them grow personally and professionally.


To truly unleash the potential of your employees, it's essential to adopt a coaching mindset. Provide guidance and resources, and empower them to make decisions and take ownership of their work. By showing trust in their abilities, you'll boost their confidence and motivation, ultimately enhancing their performance and the overall success of your organization.


Remember that each individual is unique, so tailor your approach to suit their needs and learning style. Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and celebrate their achievements along the way. By investing in your employees as individuals, you'll transform your organization's energy from catabolic to anabolic and unlock unprecedented levels of success.

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