The digital age, consumerization of IT and remote working has leveled the playing field in the workplace, challenging the role of leaders across the board. Organizations have organically shifted from a power-over dynamic to a power with collaborative invitation that many leaders are unequipped to navigate. Results are no longer achieved through outdated "best practices," "language" and command, control, or intimidation. What is being asked for is conscious leadership if organizations and leaders want to thrive, let alone survive.
Despite mind-blowing technological advances, we often forget that real business success is all about people. Leadership is a conversation. If your intentions are out of alignment with your impact, your conversations will miss the mark and your effectiveness will be impacted. Understanding neuroscience gives leaders powerful new tools to engage the whole organization with increased compassion and empathy.
If you think that that fear and intimidation, being right, telling, selling and yelling work as a leadership style, think again. When humans sense fear the prefrontal cortex part of the brain shuts down. When this happens we move into the limbic brain and go into fight, flight, freeze and appease mode, triggering stress hormones to be released in the body. The brain is literally on lockdown, there is not connection or communication only reality gaps.
Neuroscience has also given new credibility to the role of intuition in leadership. Because intuition is not data driven or logical, intuitive intelligence is quickly becoming one of the most important areas of leadership development. Intuitive Intelligence brings us closer to understand the transformative and creative nature of our organizations, the interdependence with their environments, and the energetic field created in a group dynamic.
Emotional Intelligence is the number one metric organizations are now seeking in leaders. Neuroscience creates new awareness around the nature of unconscious emotional habits, triggers and default settings and how these play out in organizations. Self-awareness, authenticity, transparency and personal accountability inspire trust which creates a culture of inclusivity to bring out the best gifts of the people in your organization.
Conversational intelligence allows leaders to understand what happens to the brain during conversations, their own conversational style, and how to employ empowering language for greatest impact. Conversations are not just made up of words, they are multidimensional experiences comprised of feelings, energy, tone of voice and non-verbal behaviors. In recent studies only 7 percent of conversational impact is attributed to words, 35 to tone of voice, and 55 to non-verbal behavior and energy. This takes a great amount of self-awareness.
The energetic organizational field has been leveled. What is being asked is nothing less than conscious leadership. What is needed most is emotional, intuitive and conversational intelligence, compassion, empathy, collaboration, curiosity and above all inspiration. It’s a new game if companies want to thrive and these are the new rules of the game.
Reveal Impact and Accountability
Identify Beliefs and Blind Spots
Reprogram Default Settings
Innovating Problem Solving
Capacity to Self Regulate
Effective Decision Making
Pause and Response Agility
Values Aligned Actions
Resiliency and Generativity
Intuition, Insight and Wisdom
Exploration and Discovery Session