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"The issue is not the original commitment; it’s the infinite number of re-commitments."

by Zen Master January 29, 2015

What does it mean to be a Conscious Leader? To be engaged, present, and aware of what you are thinking and feeling. To be Mindful. Jim Dethmer's guest post on Dan McCarthy's Leading Blog has some down-to-earth advice about what it takes to be a conscious leader, in three steps with some choice quotes.

3. Choose to be Conscious

"Conscious leadership is not accidental.  It is intentional...The issue is not the original commitment; it’s the infinite number of re-commitments."

2. Move from Blaming to Claiming

"In every situation, conscious leaders notice their impulse to blame, to point a finger and to find fault.  They catch this tendency and then they choose—they choose responsibility.

They lead their organizations by being the first to step into any situation with the words, “I’M RESPONSIBLE” and, “Here is what I’m learning.”"

1. Do not be Right; be Curious

"If you fight to be right you get to be right.

But you don’t get to be happy, or connected to people, or creative, or get to experience life in a new and expansive way.  Conscious leaders move over and over again from wanting to be right to being deeply curious."