Personal Power as a Leader Trumps Positional Power
In our previous two blogs, 'The Power of Psychology at Work' and 'Authentic Leadership and Workplace Group Identity', we have been commenting on some key learning perspectives that Guidelight Psychology Founder, Peter Doyle gained from participating as an invited expert panellist at the recent Psychology & Excellence at Work Conference.
We talked about the importance of a leader being able to embody and authentically resonate with other people about the intention, purpose and values the leader desires to share with that group of people (workplace, charity organisation, political group, educational setting etc.).
Based on over two decades of consulting experience with a diverse range of client workplace organisations, both profit and not for profit operations; Peter shares his insights on what he believes are the seven key practices that leaders will need to embody more and more deeply into the future to be successful:
1. Creating conversations of alignment with people around core intention and purpose
2. Prioritising self-nurture and conscious personal reflection
3. Committing to frequent renewal and expanded levels of conscious awareness
4. Responding to others from love rather than fear
5. Cutting through airhead media chatter and celebrity culture fluff
6. Speaking their truth with compassion rather than brutality
7. Committing to nurturing the human spirit of everyone in the group
A personal note from Peter: I wish to extend my respectful encouragement and warm congratulations to the many emerging leaders who are currently on this journey. I look forward to being of service as a companion in the process wherever I can add value.