Being a leader, especially one dedicated to making a difference in the world, takes more than just the Rational Intelligence’s strengths. Yes, you absolutely need to be able to assess information, organize thoughts, and formulate strategic solutions, which are things the Rational Intelligence does really well.
What’s less commonly understood is how one’s Sensory Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence provide essential support and wisdom. For this you need to consider walking the practical path with mystical feet.
You may find yourself resisting the idea that your body or emotions have anything valuable to offer when it comes to leading your teams, engaging with your clients, or creating strategic partnerships.
If so, that’s normal.
I don’t know of many (if any LOL!) business programs that teach you to tune into your Sensory Intelligence before making a decision, solving a problem, or dealing with a crisis.
However, my experiences and education have shown me that there is vastly greater power and effectiveness in accessing and integrating the wisdom and energy that comes through our senses and primary emotions. (It’s important to distinguish between feelings and emotions, but that’s for another time.)
Even so, when MysticMag.com asked me if I would be interested in an interview, my first thought was… “I’m not a mystic.” I wondered if I should make sure they understood that as a social impact leaders coach, I didn’t think I was qualified to be included as one of their interviewees.
Then, my deep, inner wisdom said, in her quietly clear voice, to say “Yes.” To be honest, I wasn’t really sure why, however, I’ve learned that when I listen to her and follow her guidance, life unfolds effortlessly and richly.
So, it’s my delight to share Social Impact Coaching and Energy Leadership™ with Zette Harbour on MysticMag.com.
In this interview, I share the story of the different elements of my leadership coaching work and how they came together to make it possible for me to walk the practical path with mystical feet.
I invite you to take a few moments to read, share any thoughts you have, and vote, if it’s correct for you.
Go raibh míle maith agat,
(may there be a thousand goodnesses by you)