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How Do We Become Conscious Leaders?

Conscious Leaders are essential in today’s modern businesses who face multiple challenges that cannot be resolved without competent leadership at the helm. Leadership demands effort, sincerity, and a genuine desire to improve the functioning of an organisation.

Conscious Leadership demands putting your ego aside and working in tandem with the team to run everything smoothly. It fuels innovation by letting new and fresh ideas replace older ones.

Let us look at how conscious leadership is developed and what you can do to cultivate those attributes within you.

Become Self-Aware

A self-aware leader is arguably the biggest asset an organisation has, besides a motivated team. Ask yourself pertinent questions to determine your position, not only as a leader but also as a person.

The first step in cultivating self-awareness is knowing your strengths and weaknesses. If you are unaware of your strengths, you won’t use them to their fullest. On the other hand, if you are unaware of your weaknesses, you will never strive to improve upon them.

Let this consciousness percolate the everyday conversations with your team and friends. It will help overcome your personal as well as professional challenges.

Know Your Influences

We are whom we befriend and spend our time with, and this wisdom also applies to leadership. Good and bad, people influence in both ways. As a leader, you should know with whom you spend your time.

The top 5 people you spend your time with: influence you the most. So, it is time to grab a pen & paper and write about them. Note their strengths, weaknesses, values, and their attitudes towards you.

You might be surprised to know how much an influence they hold over you by seeing the overlapping habits and attitudes. If their values coincide with yours negatively or attitudes towards you hamper your growth, it is time to rethink your network.

Meditation Helps

What can an ancient practice give a modern leader? Quite a lot, it seems. In fact, meditation is even more important today than ever before as we navigate our way through a hectic world. Research has shown that meditation can help us regain our focus, improve REM sleep, enhance creativity, and boost productivity.

Gather Feedback

To know you are impactful or not as a leader is crucial for understanding your position. Leaders who practice sincerity and ask for genuine feedback are more conscious. You can get this feedback from your employees and customers to learn about possible improvements towards becoming a conscious leader.

Bottom Line

Becoming a conscious leader takes sincere effort and a genuine desire to learn from others. If you didn’t realise them before, it is time to include these aspects in your leadership style today. They will not only help you as a leader but also improve the performance of your organisation.

Get in touch with Sarah Jones Coaching today to become a more conscious and forward-thinking leader in the biotech and pharmaceutical world. Don’t just be a manager; become a leader!

Contact me to book a free consultation on any of these topics. 

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