Conscious leaders have an innate ability to authentically express themselves with integrity, full transparency, and no hidden agendas. Being able to listen first, be attentive and aware of the needs of others ultimately builds upon honest communication which will improve teamwork, support, collaboration and strengthen all relationships.
Being able to keep their emotions in check at all times enhances decision making abilities and keeps conscious leaders realistic and focused. Emotions affect our moods and our physiology, and everyone knows that making decisions under conditions of stress and anxiety is not a good idea.
By becoming more self-aware, and subsequently recognising their strengths, weaknesses and hidden biases, leaders gain the trust of their team members and increase their own credibility. Additionally, a culture of self-awareness advances learning and development by promoting the value of continuous growth and development.
The happiest CEOs are those that recognise the benefits of being what is called a servant leader. By seeking to understand the diverse perspectives of others, see the needs of people around them, and realise that success means sowing seeds that benefit others rather than feeding the ego.
Awareness can truly help you to contribute beyond yourself and reach your ultimate goal of success and happiness.