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The Importance of Workplace Surveys

The Importance of Workplace Surveys

It’s that dreaded time of the year again: time to take your workplace survey. Oh, how the time is going to drag as you click from page to page answering “strongly agree” to everything just to make the big bosses smile. It doesn’t really matter anyway. It’s not like your opinion will matter. They probably don’t even look at them…

5 Principles of Leading

5 Principles of Leading

There are unspoken rules of leadership that are rarely visited once the one seeking high position gains what is requested. To lead others is a privilege that most often is not reached by those that seek it out. The misconception of being a leader is that you are to take the position without hesitation no matter what the cost. Hostility…

Fear Is a Good Motivator – For All the Wrong Reasons

Fear Is a Good Motivator – For All the Wrong Reasons

Have you ever witnessed a manager or supervisor openly and publicly shaming an employee for doing something wrong? Whether you work with these people or not, if you see it happen, you likely experience the same thing that everyone else does – embarrassment. There’s no doubt that it’s embarrassing for everyone involved to see a leader handling a problem this…

How Good Assumptions Can Turn Bad

How Good Assumptions Can Turn Bad

Leadership involves making a lot of judgment calls. You are your team’s decision maker and driver. You create a positive work environment, and you supply the tools and resources your team members need to do their jobs. As a result, when faced with a challenge of any kind, you’re going to have to find a way to make the right…

Reflection Provides The Right Conditions For Learning

Reflection Provides The Right Conditions For Learning

This time of the year is a seasonal invitation for reflection on your personal life as well as your business. The coldness of the winter season in the Northern hemisphere leads us to spend more time inside warm homes, maybe enjoying a hot tea in front of a fireplace or a glass of red wine while reading the latest NYT…

Leading as a Conscious Parent

Leading as a Conscious Parent

Conscious leadership is not just an abstract concept or a label that you can give yourself. If you are truly going to be a conscious leader, your intention is to always reveal the system to itself or in other words to reveal life, the universe to itself. This is how conscious leaders cultivate consciousness. By revealing life to itself, we…

Curiosity killed the cat, but Conscious Leadership brought it back!

Curiosity killed the cat, but Conscious Leadership brought it back!

When you think of inspiring leaders who’ve made a difference in your life, what comes to mind? What do you see as the key elements in conscious leadership? Many people will answer with things like charisma, intelligence, foresight, vision and passion. Some, who have studied conscious leadership a bit, will add things like empathy and emotional intelligence. However, very few…

Why Culture Change Is Difficult and How Conscious Leadership Contributes to Building a Winning Culture

Why Culture Change Is Difficult and How Conscious Leadership Contributes to Building a Winning Culture

Culture change is never an easy process. Even if you are making meaningful, concrete changes in your organization to increase happiness, improve morale, and at the same time bring in more business, you’re going to run into resistance. You’re inevitably going to hear the battle cries of the old way of doing things: “But we’ve always done it this way!”…

Creativity in Conscious Leadership

Creativity in Conscious Leadership

For a lot of old-school business theorists, the idea of creativity in leadership is more than a little bit off-the-wall. Traditionally, a leader was someone who set boundaries, created and enforced rules, kept order in the hierarchy, and was overall an organizing force in a company. Well, in some ways this hasn’t changed, but in others it has changed dramatically.…

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