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Conscious Leadership in the Workplace: A Guidebook to Making a Difference One Person at a Time

Conscious Leadership in the Workplace: A Guidebook to Making a Difference One Person at a Time

by Rosalie Chamberlain


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Some leaders realize that having a diverse workforce can enhance creativity and innovation with the prospect of serving a global marketplace. Of course, to do this requires hiring and developing the top talent which is also sought after by the competition. How does an organization attract and retain that talent? How does the business become an employer of choice? And, when diverse employees come onboard, what makes them want to stay? Inclusion is where the rubber meets the road. If your employees do not feel included as valuable contributors to the organization, they will look for another place to work.

"Conscious Leadership in the Workplace" challenges you to think about, recognize, understand and feel how you think. It challenges you to examine how you lead and explore unconscious and conscious biases that are exhibited in your daily practices, behaviors, policies and procedures.
Discover: * Who you are and what messages you are broadcasting. * What fear has to do with it. * Unconscious biases and their impact. * What triggers you. * How Either/Or thinking (Duality) stifles possibility. * How to leave the ego at the door. * How to stop the blame game. * How to claim your authentic power.

"Conscious Leadership in the Workplace" is a guidebook that helps you explore how you can Make a Difference One Person at a Time. Take the diversity and inclusion discussion to the next level and make it happen by creating an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and succeed. Conscious leadership begins with one single person. That person is you!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630476724
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rosalie Chamberlain is a consultant, coach and speaker on diversity and inclusion strategy, multicultural competency, and leadership development, with expertise in helping leaders manage and leverage diverse talent. She coaches executives and high potential professionals.

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In some form we all lead, whether we are leading others or we are the leaders of our own individual lives.

Conscious leaders play a huge role in organizations, and can act as catalysts for growth. Conscious leaders are naturally inclusive and as a result, the organization benefits from the utilization of the rich and varied talents of the workforce. But each leader must do the work themselves to become more inclusive; leadership starts with you.

Because of the idea that each individual is so important to creating environments that are successful, high performing and inclusive, this book is a guidebook for making a difference---one person at a time. We start with ourselves first. If we continue to address the ways we interact with our teams and with the world at large, we can become a model for others who look to achieve their own goals. Together we will go over simple steps for bringing greater consciousness into your leadership. This book will look deeper into what being inclusive means, talk about the differences between misconceptions and reality, and what gets in the way of becoming an empowering and engaging leader working with an energized, productive team.

To what extent do our biases without our awareness or conscious control shape our likes and dislikes, our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential? This is important information for anyone in leadership. Conscious leaders are committed to becoming aware of their biases and exploring their impact on decision-making, inclusion, strategy and development. As much as possible, we want conscious intentions to guide our decisions. As we become aware of our unconscious biases, we can take steps to align our behavior with these conscious intentions.

When I speak of unconscious bias, I mean beliefs, judgments and automatic thought processes that are unknown, submerged, hidden from view. They are outside of our awareness. Our goal in becoming self-aware is to shine a light to bring these unconscious beliefs and processes to the surface, into our conscious awareness.

This also applies to development programs, succession planning, business development and advancement. If you are responsible for setting policies and procedures and communicating internally in your organization as well as externally, you will especially benefit from a dispassionate look at the source of the decisions you make to determine if potential bias contributes to the decisions. We want conscious choices to be the foundation of our practices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who are You and What is the Message You are Broadcasting?

Chapter 2: The Element of Fear

Chapter 3: The Unconscious and Understanding Bias

Chapter 4: Know Your Triggers

Chapter 5: Duality

Chapter 6: Leave the Ego at the Door

Chapter 7: Stop the Blame Game

Chapter 8: Claim your Authentic Power

Chapter 9: Confidently Lead Yourself and Others

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