We had such a positive response to our last #weeklyNRG on conscious leadership I thought we dive into a little more detail this week.
Conscious leadership is all about being aware of your actions and the impact they have on others. It involves being present in the moment and making decisions that are in alignment with your values and principles. My aim with this blog and the Peer-to-Peer Conscious Leadership Programme (launching on the 22nd May) is to help leaders realize the importance of having a positive impact on their teams and organizations.
Authors and leadership experts Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp developed 15 commitments of conscious leadership. Here is a brief outline of them all.
1. Leaders take 100% responsibility for their experience: Conscious leaders recognize that they are the creators of their own experience. They take responsibility for their thoughts, emotions, and actions, and they don't blame others for their problems.
2. They lead with curiosity and inquiry, not certainty: Conscious leaders are always learning and seeking to understand. They are open to new ideas and perspectives and are not afraid to ask questions.
3. They are aware of their ego and work to manage it: Conscious leaders understand that their ego can be a barrier to effective leadership. They work to keep their ego in check and focus on the needs of others.
4. They cultivate a culture of trust: Conscious leaders understand that trust is essential for a healthy and productive workplace. They work to build trust with their teams and create an environment where trust can thrive.
5. They focus on we, not me: Conscious leaders understand that they are part of a team and that their success is dependent on the success of their team. They focus on collaboration and teamwork, rather than individual achievement.
6. They embrace vulnerability: Conscious leaders are not afraid to be vulnerable and share their emotions with their teams. They understand that vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness.
7. They seek to understand before seeking to be understood: Conscious leaders listen actively and seek to understand the perspectives of others before making decisions. They understand that effective communication requires empathy and understanding.
8. They practice radical self-awareness: Conscious leaders are aware of their own biases, blind spots, and limitations. They work to identify and overcome these obstacles to effective leadership.
9. They lead with integrity: Conscious leaders are guided by their values and principles. They are honest and transparent with their teams and hold themselves to the highest standards of integrity.
10. They are committed to personal growth: Conscious leaders understand that personal growth is a lifelong journey. They are committed to their own growth and development, as well as the growth and development of their teams.
11. They lead with a growth mindset: Conscious leaders have a growth mindset and believe that everyone has the potential to learn and grow. They encourage their teams to embrace challenges and see failure as an opportunity for growth.
12. They value connection: Conscious leaders understand that human connection is essential for a healthy and productive workplace. They work to create opportunities for connection and collaboration among their teams.
13. They lead with compassion: Conscious leaders are compassionate and empathetic with their teams. They understand that everyone has struggles and challenges, and they work to support their teams through these difficult times.
14. They prioritize self-care: Conscious leaders understand that self-care is essential for effective leadership. They prioritize their own well-being and encourage their teams to do the same.
And finally, may be the most important principle….
15. They lead with purpose: Conscious leaders are driven by a sense of purpose and meaning. They understand that their work has a greater impact and are motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Conscious leadership is all about being aware of your actions and their impact on others. By embracing these principles, leaders can create a positive and productive workplace where everyone thrive.
Fancy developing your conscious leadership skills. You can find out more about the Peer-to-Peer Conscious Leadership Programme at our free event this Friday morning 12th May.