Inspired by Tom Henry from Whole Foods, the world’s pioneer and largest natural foods supermarket chain, we watched the Conscious Leadership Group’s video location, location. It visualises a key leadership skill: Staying creative. Becoming aware when in an unconscious, triggered and reactive, state. And finding …
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At the Conscious Capitalism Conference in Berlin, I was inspired by not just a few, but by all of the speakers who have shared their personal and organisational journey towards Conscious Capitalism.
They are all leaders who have built and rebuilt amazing businesses: businesses that strive to be inclusive, beneficial, fair, and transparent towards all stakeholders, including shareholders. They consider their company’s higher purpose as everyone’s boss, regardless of position within the company. They are striving to build a culture of conscious leadership, serving the greater good, throughout their company.
The backdrop to many talks, which was most clearly expressed in the energising break out session with Whole Foods Learning and Development Coordinator, Tom Henry,
“What we resist, persists” is an often cited quote by Carl Jung.
And neuroscience backs him up: When we resist something, we remain stuck in the unconscious fight, flight, or freeze response. We cannot seem to stop complaining about our job, our boss, our pointless task.
To those around us, we sound like a broken record.
They can clearly see us feeding our negative feelings, trapped in thinking that we cannot do anything to change our situation and relationships. We’re the only ones who cannot see that, and because they don’t want to argue, our listeners just let us rant and tune out.