LEADERS AT THE START of their journey operate from Rational Ego-based As-usual Leadership in which they are often confined to using mental intelligence or IQ, which is based on logic and linear thinking. The next phase of their journey is to develop Robust Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. An important aspect of this phase of leadership is being able to access a state of Mindful Presence. From there the leader is ready to embark on the journey towards Radical Ethically Authentic Leadership. To succeed along this path the leader must access a “state” of transpersonal being, of Connective Presence and awareness.
What is Mindful Presence and how does it help you become a better leader?
Mindful Presence involves connecting the head and the body so that we are able to develop our Emotional Intelligence (EI). It is a state of being in which we are:-
- Centred and grounded
- Fully present in the moment
- More natural, still and relaxed
The positive effects of Mindful Presence include:-
- Self awareness
- Response flexibility
- Self Management
This enables you to flex your leadership style to have greater impact and influence; engage and connect effectively with your people and create an environment in which you and others can deal with challenging situations and emotions and turn them into positive opportunities.
How does LeaderShape provide the Tools and Techniques for developing Mindful Presence within its Leadership Programmes?
- Introducing the context and science behind Mindful Presence in a short experiential session at the start of LeaderShape Workshops and continually reinforcing this throughout the programme
- A series of simple exercises that individuals can take away to enable them to adopt a state of Mindful Presence at will
- Providing a DVD to support the practice of Mindful Presence after the workshop
What is Connective Presence and how does it help you be a Better Leader??
Having reached the intermediate level of a Robust Emotionally Aware Leader through Mindful Presence the leader is now ready to embark on the journey towards Radical Ethically Authentic Leadership, the pinnacle of leadership development as a transpersonal leader. Connective Presence is the Portal to Transpersonal Leadership. It is a state of being in which you are:-
- Using all of yourself
- In Flow
- Open and connected
- Inspired and inspiring
- Able to access a deeper level of in the moment awareness
From this expanded state you will have access to:
- More energy, resilience and enjoyment
This enables you to create an environment in which everyone can realise their full potential and sustainable peak performance.
Now we've introduced you to the main ideas, take a look at the Mindfulness and Beyond Module we can offer you, your staff and teams.