Conscious Leadership

Conscious leadership or conscientious leadership

Conscientious Leadership or Conscious Leadership

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In this Conscious Leadership in Action podcast conversation, Eric Kaufmann suggested a distinction between conscientious leadership and conscious leadership. During our conversation, Eric said: Being conscientious means To Do the Right Thing. So, recycling, diversity, inclusion, fair trade, those are the right things to do. We applaud that. Recycling is really critical, the environment is…

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Conscious Leadership

Conscious Leadership

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Creating a conscious business is not possible without conscious leadership. Purposefully applying conscious leadership practices for the benefit of all is one of the six conscious business principles described in the book, The Inner Journey to Conscious Leadership. The conscious leadership practices presented in this book provide a framework—noticing what is going on, setting intention,…

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Conscious Leadership

Whole-Systems Thinking

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Systems thinking is an important step on the journey from dividedness to wholeness, from separateness to oneness. The concepts of systems thinking have been with us for decades and were made popular in organizational learning by Peter Senge as the fifth discipline, with tools and techniques aimed at destroying the illusion that the world is…

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Conscious Cultures

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Conscious leaders create conscious cultures. We can see this in entrepreneurial organizations where the founder imposes their visions, goals, beliefs, values, and assumptions, and the culture emerges as the organization grows and employees share in the leader’s philosophy. Conscious and unconscious cultures have been described in the book, The Inner Journey to Conscious Leadership. There…

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Stakeholder Integration

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Hardly a day goes by without news of another activist investor demanding action to maximize profits and increase shareholder returns. This intense focus on maximizing profits for the benefit of shareholders shows little regard for the people in the organization, the quality of the products and services offered, the customers and suppliers within the supply…

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Conscious Business Principles

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Combining the concepts of conscious business, conscious capitalism, inclusive capitalism, and other related Business-with-a-Conscience initiatives led me to define guiding principles for conscious leaders who aspire to build conscious businesses. As a certified conscious business change agent and signatory of the Conscious Business Declaration, I am committed to supporting the conscious business movement. The six…

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Work Life Balance

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A recent client conversation turned to the desire for better work-life balance. During the conversation about setting intention, this conscious leadership coaching client told me that he was being advised to improve his work-life balance, implying work less, live more. The idea of balancing work and life has always been uncomfortable for me. I recall…

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Setting Intentions for a Conscious New Year

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As the sun rises over the early days of the new year, this is a time to pause and reflect on our progress so far and to begin setting intentions for the next steps on our journey. Exploring purposefully, thinking possibility, and committing to action are the three practices for leading consciously within the theme…

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