leadersedge inc. blog
These days, it might seem obvious that self-awareness should be considered essential for leadership. But things weren’t always this way. In fact, self-awareness has only recently become recognized as important for leadership. So, how did self-awareness enter the world of leadership? And how likely is it to stick around as a critical leadership concept?
Today, self-awareness and mindfulness may seem like fads that have reached the end of their respective life cycles. They have become so mainstream that people have started to dismiss them. But the truth is that self-awareness and mindfulness still matter. A lot! These ideals have always mattered; and they always will, even after publications like the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review stop writing about them.
I see many leaders who have the raw skills and talents to be truly grounded in their leadership. They just need help putting perspective on what’s required of leaders in the contemporary landscape. I developed the framework of the Eight Pillars of Grounded Leadership to help leaders with this process. Today I’d like to share them with you.
If you are reading this, I think it’s safe to say you want a higher purpose for your leadership. You want to be authentic, and you recognize the difference between superficial benefits and real purpose. But that might not make it easier for you to discover your true leadership “why.”
I often challenge teams and individuals that I work with to think about the health of their overall relationships inside and outside the organizations they work for. Sometimes they look at me puzzled as to why I would ask such a question.
2020 is going to be a great year for Leaders Edge. I’m proud to say that my business has grown in a manner that truly amazes me, and I find myself in a position of authority and influence that I only imagined in my most optimistic dreams. This year my goal is to continue build that momentum while making sure leaders and influencers come along for the ride.
I’ve got big plans for 2020, and I’m excited to have you along for the ride! Leadership is changing and transforming, and I will offer my perspective throughout the year so we can all stay informed and empowered.
I feel like this has been an amazing year for me, personally, as well as for my business, Leaders Edge, Inc. The success I am experiencing is a direct result of your interest in me and my approach to modern, grounded leadership. I literally could not do it without you. So, I just want to say that I am very grateful for your continued support from the bottom of my heart.