“Leadership is the most
critical choice one can make –
it is the decision to
step out of the darkness
into the light.”
In the book, “The Soul of Leadership,” Deepak Chopra encourages you to listen to your inner guide and lead from the soul. By focusing and aligning with positive energy you will influence others to act for the common good. Creativity, intelligence, organizing power, and love will bloom as you grow.
Chopra defines leadership skills by the acronym L-E-A-D-E-R-S.
L: Look and Listen – Use your senses, heart, and soul to lead
E: Emotional Bonding – Understand your needs and those of others
A: Awareness – Ask Who Am I? What Do I Want? What Does the Situation Demand?
D: Doing – Be an action-oriented role model
E: Empowerment – Empower other by empowering yourself
R: Responsibility – Live up to your inner values
S: Synchronicity – Find invisible support that carries you beyond predicted outcomes to a higher place
Chopra suggests, as a leader, you need to play the following roles, depending on the situation and it’s needs:
Protector – Crisis Manager
Achiever – Motivator
Team Bulder – Negotiator
Nurturer – Counselor
Innovator – Catalyst
Transformer – Inspirer
Sage and Seer – Pure Light
You must reach inside for the right response. As awareness increases, the right path calls out.
Are you leading from the soul? Does your inspiration come from a higher, inner wisdom? Are you working toward the common good?
The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness (Unabridged) – Deepak Chopra
Awaken to the Leader You Already Are – AT&T post.
NOTE – Deppak Chopra will speak at the Center for Spiritual Living in Irvine, 9/30/12, from 1-4pm. Get your tickets before they sell out! Live inspiration – WOW!
PS – Happy 4th of July to my American readers!