Moe and Susan catch up to discuss the importance of serving as a leader in a way that engages, retains, and motivates employees, and why this style increases results.
Leading from the Heart
The responsibilities of a leader have never been more demanding; the challenges facing leaders have never been more pressing, still the opportunities to lead have never been more urgent. Call it what you will, but each of us is a leader in our own way - whether we’re leading our personal lives or navigating the future for our companies; we’re leading and should be grateful for it. To me, leadership has always been a privilege and an honor. It’s an opportunity to help others see what they couldn’t see on their own; achieve what is likely impossible alone, and above all as Lao Tzu said ‘...when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
Nearly a decade ago, Susan Steinbrecher and Joel Bennett, Ph.D introduced us to the concept of - Heart-Centered Leadership. At the time, it was a fragile conversation that had us digging deeper and asking more questions, still it was intriguing enough to get us thinking. In 2014; however, it’s impossible to imagine a leader who doesn’t start from the heart. Here’s you’ll know that you’re making the shift.