Three keys to conscious leadership

In this fast-paced world, it is easy to feel lost and insecure. Practicing conscious leadership will help you stay open, curious, and committed to having a positive influence on others.

Text by Katherine Brown-Hoekstra Tobias Schacht


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As the speed of change continues to accelerate, many people are struggling to adapt quickly enough and find themselves under-resourced at critical times. When you add geopolitical stressors and existential crises to the mix, it is not surprising that people feel stress and fear, often leading to reactivity, poor behavior and, sometimes, serious social consequences. The need for conscious leadership has never been greater and presents an opportunity to radically shift our way of being in the world.

At its heart, conscious leadership is being aware of the influence we have – positive or negative – in every interaction, both professionally and personally. In this context, leadership is not a role or job; it’s a way of life, and how we lead influences every aspect of our lives.

Dr. Daniel Friedland, author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for ...