There is a great cost to neglecting human connection within business. A significant amount of research proves that an investment in humans does equate to productivity, performance, and profits.
It is not a secret that investment in employee engagement, leadership development, and programs in health and wellness produce a significant return on investment. So why do people continue to remain disengaged and unsatisfied in their work? Could it be a lack of heart in business? Are you as a leader not showing the love?
Heart-centered leadership is in essence having the ability to slow down, take a pause and reflect upon what is right in your heart as a leader. Becoming a heart-centered leader means you have done the work to avoid letting external pressure and old belief systems influence your decisions. As a heart-centered leader, you have grown beyond the traditional hierarchical structure of commanding authority, negatively influencing, and directing followers.
As you begin to embrace heart-centered leadership you will feel more empowered.
You will support your team in a way that motivates them to go the distance because they are inspired and respect you. Heart-centered leaders care about making a difference in the lives of others.
To become a heart-centered leader, you need to start by being mindful and acknowledge how your words and actions impact others. Tell the truth and trust followers to do the right thing. Aim to serve and have a positive influence on the lives of those you lead. Remain open-minded, listen, and do not judge. Seek to understand by asking inquisitive questions. Nurture your mind, body, and spirit bringing wholeness to your leadership approach.
Be transparent because know you are also human and have a story that influences your own life daily. Recognize that personal and professional growth is a lifelong journey. Strive to surround yourself with people who are diverse and bring different skills and talent.
There is a better way to lead. There is a way for your business to become more productive and profitable. It starts with your wiliness to open your heart and mind, expressing love and kindness in your leadership approach, and trusting that people will rise to the occasion.
Show the love in your life and business and watch your world change.
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