There’s a new breed of transformational leaders who are learning to leverage the intelligence of their hearts to courageously lead others from a place of love, wisdom, and power. Along the way, they are able to inspire others to dream bigger, do more, become more.
These leaders are transcending the outdated Thought Leadership paradigm, and embracing a newer, emerging paradigm I refer to as Heart Leadership.
Heart Leaders know how to manifest their ideal lifestyle, build a successful business or practice, attract their ideal loving relationships, and in the process transform themselves and the world.
How do they do it? By practicing what I believe are the 7 habits or disciplines of effective, heart-centered, transformational leadership.
Heart Leaders are leaders who know how to…
1) Follow their Heart
According to many of our mystical spiritual traditions, the heart and not the mind is the organ of true vision. What stands in the way is years of mental conditioning that has led to an energetic wall that keeps you from accessing the wisdom contained in your heart. Heart Leaders know how to access, listen to, and follow the vision within their heart.
2) Create from their Heart
Heart Leaders manifest a life that is in greater alignment or harmony with their life’s purpose while making a powerful contribution to the lives of others. They know that your biggest, boldest dreams are all possible and within your grasp when you learn how to leverage the electromagnetic power of your heart.
3) Communicate from their Heart
Heart Leaders express themselves in a more effective, open, real and heart-connected way. Wheather it is through writing, speaking, video, audio or powerful coaching, Heart Leader know how to communicate and respond to others from The 12 Virtues of the Heart.
4) Coach from the Heart
Heart Leaders understand that to be powerful, transformative leaders, you must master the art of having deep, meaningful, powerful conversations that help others achieve their highest potential. When you are willing to go deep with your clients or those you lead—really deep—their lives will absolutely transform and so will yours.
5) Enroll from the Heart
Heart Leaders know how to enroll others from a more real, powerful, authentic space. For some leaders, this may mean enrolling clients. For others, asking for the financial support they need to fund their projects. A Heart Leader is willing to say the things that no one else will say and is willing to make bold or even outrageous proposals to achieve their dreams.
6) Transform from the Heart
The painful truth about anyone who follows The Path of the Heart is that there are times it can feel painfully lonesome and long. It’s a journey that requires you to leave everything you know behind and step into the unknown, growing yourself into the kind of leader you’ve always known in your heart you came here to be. Heart Leaders use the transformative power of their hearts to access a level of intuition, wisdom, and power to transform themselves, and in the process transform the world.
7) Lead from the Heart
In my experience, true heart-centered, transformative leadership is not possible until you’ve first mastered the first six habits. For only when you’ve mastered following your heart, creating from the heart, communicating, coaching and enrolling others from the heart, and you’re clear about the transformation you’re here to effect in the world, only then will you be able to lead others from the power of your heart.
If you’re interested in becoming a Heart Leader, registration is now open for my upcoming Heart Intelligence Coach Program, a 9-month group training for anyone interested in taking their coaching and leadership skills to the next level. For more information, please visit this link.
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From my heart to yours,
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