The Lure of Gossip

As we continue in the commitment to conscious leadership there is an important topic that needs to be addressed – the lure of gossip.  Whether you are a single practitioner or have a team, gossip is a key indicator of an unhealthy company culture.  Engaging in stories about others uses a great deal of mental…

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Candid Communication Leads to Successful Teams

“The team that sees reality the best wins”  ~ Jack Welch Conscious leaders, with their teams, have found that one key to success is to see reality clearly – which calls for honest, open communication.  How candid is the communication within your firm? Research shows a problem in many organizations is lack of candor.   People…

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Management Skills vs Leadership Skills

Often business owners – particularly small business owners – do not recognize the difference between management skills and leadership skills and are frustrated at the results they are getting because of it. Though they are not the same thing, leadership and management do need to go hand in hand – they complement each other to…

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Sustaining Leadership Success Through Emotional Intelligence

On the road to conscious leadership it is important to realize that great leaders know the value of going beyond just using their head (IQ) and rather include all 3 centers of intelligence – the head, the heart, and the gut. In the words of Daniel Goleman:  “What really matters for success, character, happiness and…

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Are You Committed to Curiousity?

“Curiosity is the very basis of education.” Arnold Edinborough On the journey to becoming a conscious leader, commitment to learning through curiosity is the next step, and the foundation for that step involves self-awareness and learning agility. As mentioned previously, unconscious leaders are focused on wanting to be right and consequently exhibit what is described…

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Are You a Conscious or an Unconscious Leader?

Most people realize that a leader sets the tone and culture of a group or organization and you may feel that you make a “conscious” effort to be a good leader, so you may feel you are a conscious leader – but are you really?  The Conscious Leadership Group (CLG), consultants to numerous companies and…

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