Conscious Leadership: Heart in Action
Conscious, Entrepreneurial, Visionary, Values-Based Leaders harness the power of enterprise for the greater good. Conscious Leaders align who they are with their Purpose, with the common good.
Real, Positive, Sustainable Change is Possible!
Conscious Leadership expands your awareness to see the Whole; it grows your personal and organization’s capacity; and aligns your daily work with your vision and values. Conscious Leadership helps you improve your focus, time management, and attention.
Leadership has changed. There is a strong trend toward recognizing our interconnection and adding value: Benefit Corporations, Certified B-Corps and Values Driven organizations. You already know that the new workforce does not respond to command and control. Culture cannot be commanded.
You have to be Conscious to Lead a Conscious Company!
Consciousness includes a living energetic presence that interconnects us all. David Bohm’s original term for this was Undivided Wholeness in Flowing Movement. I love this!
Our interconnection is the differentiator in Conscious Leadership. Our organizations, like ourselves are part of a living Whole. This is where the awareness of our environment and communities comes in, shifting our attention away from greed to the greater good.
Leadership is Aligning, Motivating & Influencing toward a Common Goal.
Value-based leadership (VBL) has been emerging since the 70’s, with Greenleaf’s Servant Leadership and Burns’ Transformational Leadership. It rests on the interiority and capacity of the leader. This consciousness is highly emphasized by many authors from Robert Kegan to Ken Wilber. Learning to live and lead from this place takes courage, willingness and capacity.
The understanding of our internal state is often left out of Conscious Business Leadership (which is funny since consciousness, by definition starts with an interior state.) A larger collective impact is possible because of our true interconnection. We interact with this interconnection, with Wholeness, through our own mental-emotional and physical state.
“Optimal functioning depends on the ability to control what happens in consciousness moment by moment.”
Consciousness precedes the tasks of leadership. Wilber simplifies this by saying you have to Grow Up and Wake Up to Show Up. If we fail to do this we are in over our heads (Kegan) and can create quite a mess.
The two areas of growth Wilber and others talk about are Psychological Integration and Cognitive Development. Warren Bennis refers to this same idea; Leadership is first being then doing. LeadSync’s leadership development programs, increases capacity, psychological and cognitive development, aligned to strategic goals.
It is the self-awareness and self-correction that are important, not perfection. Developed consciousness is a requirement to lead a conscious business; it undergirds all aspects of values-based business leadership.
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- Conscious, Values-Based Leadership
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- Values-Based Leadership
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- Ethical Decision Making
- Succession Planning