We all want to become better, more effective leaders. At the same time, we want to work with our colleagues to pursue a higher calling. So how can we do both at the same time? In this episode of Connection Loop, Dubb Creative Director Shannon Leonard and Jennifer Spor speak about leading up from a place of mission, vision, and purpose. Some of the insights and takeaways from this episode include the following:
Self-awareness is a huge factor in helping you pursue your mission and achieve your purpose. Not only that, but you need to have the willingness to see that there is another way to achieve your goals. This can be difficult, but the good news is that we are eternal students. By embracing this role and never settling, you can get much closer to your vision and purpose.
One of the best places to start achieving your vision and purpose is to start assessing your emotions. As Jennifer says, our emotions can be a fantastic GPS in our lives. They can help guide us toward the steps or actions that we must take to fulfill that purpose. Don’t try to silence those emotions as you are on the road to self-discovery.
Progress can be measured by how you are feeling. If you are starting to feel better or more in alignment with yourself, you are likely on the right track. Jennifer also recommends that we prioritize integrity for ourselves. By keeping promises to yourself, you can become more confident as you are pursuing your mission or vision.
There is a major difference between traditional leadership and conscious leadership. Traditional leadership really evolved around making strategic decisions, but not so much about the well-being of people. Conscious leadership prioritizes the well-being of both customers and internal customers (our team members and ourselves).
Leading up is about leading forward. The old paradigms of leadership don’t work. Instead, we need to lead forward by being more empathetic, putting our teams first, and pursuing our overarching missions.
This is an outstanding episode for people that want to become better leaders or get much closer to their mission or vision. Whether you are a new hire at your company or a manager at your organization, make sure that you have a pen and paper for this episode.
Jennifer Spor is a conscious leadership coach. Some of her specialties are executive coaching, transformational coaching, spiritual coaching and mentoring, and conscious leadership development and training. Along with her work as a conscious leadership coach, Jennifer is the host of the Awake & On Purpose podcast. Ultimately, Jennifer supports conscious women leaders who want to activate change in the world through having their own purpose-driven businesses.
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Connection Loop is a podcast hosted by Dubb Founder, Ruben Dua. The show focuses on the stories of leaders, innovators, and friends — all in a conversational format. This show is brought to you by dubb.com.