Are you ready to join the Conscious Leadership revolution?
By Stephane Leblanc
Humanity is facing many global challenges. Many leaders are focused on their own ego needs and frequently disregard the needs of important stakeholders such a employees, customers, the community and the environment.
Time is running our for us to awake to the fact that out way of being no longer works.
The business world is often a great source of stress for many leaders and employees with the myopic focus on profits. According to Gallup, 85% of employees worldwide are disengaged and 55% are checked-out. This results in most employees being unfulfilled and the omnipresence of anxiety and burnout.
We are going through a crisis of leadership and this crisis is a crisis of consciousness. We need a conscious leadership revolution.
Conscious leaders are self-aware leaders. They focus on being as much as doing. They are focused on the needs of others and they believe that they and their organization have a responsibility towards the world to create a positive impact.
The level of consciousness of an organization is a direct reflection of the level of consciousness of the most senior leaders.
According to Richard Barrett, the culture of an organization is a reflection of the leadership consciousness defined by the values and beliefs of the most senior leaders. Organizational transformation is only possible with the personal transformation of the leaders as the level of psychological development of the leaders defines their level of consciousness.
Leaders need to reflect on their true purpose. Why do they exist? What is their purpose. How do they define their leadership? What will be their leadership legacy?
In most business school, we learn that the role of a leader is to create a vision, to implement a strategy and to maximize profits for the shareholders. This is all from the brain but what about the heart and soul? What if the key role of a leader is to use the company resources to create positive impact for the customers, the community and humanity? What if this is the best way to maximize profits and shareholder value?
This might sound counter intuitive to most business leaders, but if you take a minute to think of it, you will see that it makes a lot of sense as people want to buy from companies that have a soul and people will work so much harder for such a company. And if you want to attract millennials to work for you, it is essential that you have a higher purpose.
The challenges we see in society are major and evolution is no longer enough. We need a transformation of the business world. We need a Conscious Leadership Revolution.
Cultural capital is the new frontier of competitive advantage. Who are and what you stand for is vitally important to your organization success. - Richard Barrett
Are you ready to join the Conscious Leadership Revolution?