Conscious Leadership

Written by: Kim Yabsley | September 30, 2019

There lies a curious mix between the organic development of a business and the team that drives its growth. Leadership is the link that leverages individual effort for organisational outcome.

There is a shift in the composition of today’s teams. The introduction of millennials to the workforce coupled with a steady increase in the number of women in positions of power in recent decades is creating a move away from pay check and towards purpose.  

Individuals want opportunity. The thirst for personal growth and development is evident. The opportunity for businesses to benefit as part of an individual journey is greater now than ever, if we are able to make the necessary adjustments and value the role of the two way relationship that is required for breakthrough results. 

If we want to attract and retain quality talent in regional areas, then we need to think proactively about who the individuals who make up our teams are and what they need in-order to give us what we need. 

We all know that organisations, processes and systems don’t manage people, leaders do. Similarly, research shows that people don’t leave organisations, they leave managers, they leave culture. They leave the intangible; how they feel and interpret the circumstances they find themselves in.

When individuals work together toward a shared vision, magic can happen.

We cannot control the experience of individuals, since we cannot manage the perceptions of others, however we can invest in relationship and develop Conscious leaders who have the life skills and learning orientation to keep their fingers on the pulse.

A relationship develops between people and the organisation only when there is a strong sense of being led that is accompanied by clarity, authentic communication and purposeful action. Results come from relationships. Similarly, better culture comes from strengthened relationships.

When individuals work together toward a shared vision, magic can happen. When they overcome challenges together and learn to support each other personally as well as professionally, they grow together. With growth comes wisdom and wisdom is at the heart of organisational efficiency; the more we seek innovative methods, the more we streamline, the more productive we become.

The contagion of success is palpable, as we do more and better, we want more and better. If we are operating from purpose and with context then we are better positioned to navigate the perils of the ego and balance what we want individually and what is required organisationally. It is certainly true that together we achieve more but it is also true that together we achieve quicker.

Conscious leaders see possibility, leverage potential and expand results. They transform culture. They are insight and action oriented at once. They know exactly how to roll up their sleeves and get down and deep into the kinds of conversations that shift behaviour, move the needle, present possibility and create instant access to expansive outcomes.

Building better cultures relies on developing leadership. We must better understand the shift in dynamics at the heart of the modern team and find ways to showcase opportunities for development, personally and professionally within the context of a vibrant regional business landscape.

Engagement creates accountability so rather than appoint and abandon leaders, we must look to support their transition and develop the skills of conscious leadership by enabling personal impact which results in increased optimism, organisational activity and engagement.

From little things, big things grow.
By linking the hearts and minds of teams and leaning into purposeful power, we can build better culture, one insight a time, creating enhanced outcomes all the while.


A Strengths Based Approach

Recognising and operating from strengths is key to effective leadership, enabling more attuned connection with and between teams. 

Truly understanding your unique talents means you get to the point, faster and more effectively, creating momentum by turning insights into action. Recognising and resourcing strengths in others supports leaders to leverage natural talents to build better culture.

Understanding and managing the way you land for others is key to creating effective communication in teams and becoming a leader with influence. 

Conscious leaders know that who they are and what they do is instrinsically linked. That how they show up in life and work are not as different today as they once were, perhaps even as we might like them to be. There is only one you. But there are two times in life, now and too late.

Are you a conscious leader? 

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