A Discussion Of Conscious Leadership

1180 Words Feb 25th, 2016 5 Pages
In this discussion of conscious leadership, I present leadership theories. I emphasize the role that emotional intelligence plays in conscious leadership. A summary of a series of assessments and an analysis of the results highlights the values, attitudes, behaviors and approaches I have within groups and the organization. More importantly, the assessments and discussion on conscious leadership serves as direction to be an effective leader.
Conscious leaders are aware of the world around them. The main characteristic of conscious leadership is its people-centered approach. It may be interpreted as conscious capitalism, a way of doing business that fosters both personal growth and professional fulfillment by creating financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth for all their stakeholders (Mackey & Sisoda,2013). These companies and leaders address a higher purpose that extend beyond profits. This multi-faceted approach debunks traditional leadership by engaging employees. The result is humility and commitment within the organization.
To see how leadership theories have evolved I have noted some fundamental changes between the great man theory and conscious leadership. The great man leadership theory states that the ability to lead is inherited and cannot be developed. The assumption is that leaders will arise when there is a need for them to. In contrast conscious leaders come from a diverse background. From the very…
Open Document