If you missed the inaugural Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership event, you’re invited to watch the highlight reel of June 4’s event below.
Hosted by Lawrence Henderson and co-hosted by me, we invited two panelists to yesterday’s discussion, David Guerreso, Leadership and Purpose Coach and former IT leader, and Kristin Corson, human resources veteran, former trauma counselor, and current talent acquisition specialist.
Without a real agenda, but more of a need to just get the conversation started so that we can start processing what is going on, what’s led up it, and how this needs to look going forward to create a more equitable and just future, yesterday’s conversation was rich with topics. We focused especially on the qualities that leaders need to embody.
Here are some of the important topics we covered:
- Top-down leadership – Organizations keep trying to fix problems from the bottom up.
- Model vulnerability to create psychological safety so that people know it’s safe to share how they feel.
- Resilience – How do you build resilience if you haven’t naturally built it by going through tough times? Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
- Fear of alienating employees and customer base as well as organizational culture that has modeled the military has stifled forward progress.
- Start the conversation, then listen, then act! You don’t get across that you care until you act.
- Invest time in understanding where your people are coming from and meet them where they are.
- “Us vs. Them” doesn’t work.
- Commitment to personal development – be willing to accept that you have room to grow.
- Purpose – it doesn’t feel like you might expect.
- “Cooperetition” – Working up to the best of your ability to raise the bar for everyone around you.
Watch the highlight reel here:
Karen Huller, author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days (bit.ly/GetFocusIn30), is founder of Epic Careering, a 13-year-old leadership and career development firm specializing in executive branding and conscious culture, as well as JoMo Rising, LLC, a workflow gamification company that turns work into productive play.
While the bulk of her 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales.
Karen was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends in hiring and careering. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot.
She is an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and previously was an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business She is also an Instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy where some of her students won the 2018 national competition, were named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, and won the 2019 People’s Choice Award.business politics > conscious leadership > corporate consciousness > corporate leadership > corporate mindfulness > diversity > emotional intelligence > inclusion > injustice > leadership > mindfulness > opportunity > personal development > positive change > professional development > racial injustice > racism > thought leadership