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Apr

Are you doing people’s thinking for them? by Chantal Burns

Are you thinking FOR people or thinking WITH people

To be a Conscious Leader is to recognise and encourage your people, clients, colleagues and those you serve, to think for themselves,in order to experience the clarity of their own wisdom and the wisdom of their own clarity.

To do this you cannot think for them. You have to think with them.

Remember that all behaviour and performance is a reflection of our moment to moment perceptions, shaped by feelings and created by our thoughts. Every groundbreaking idea and solution, every decision..every action, starts with thought and is animated by consciousness.

Do you want to limit people’s ingenuity? or encourage misguided outside-in thinking and rob your team, colleagues or loved ones of their natural capacity to think for themselves?

Every time you jump in to fix, advise or offer solutions…,every time you hijack the conversation with your own agenda, you are thinking for them not with them….which means you could be denying them their moment of realisation … their moments of discovery and insight…and their potential to grow.

It’s your gift and responsibility as a conscious leader to inspire great thinking…clear thinking…resourceful thinking. It’s your responsibility and privilege to empower people and uncover their greatness.

What does this require? Only presence of mind and an intention to serve.
It requires you to deeply listen without judgement and ego….to truly understand where people are coming from…and to ask the questions that inspire people to think for themselves, to challenge their own perceptions and find their own answers.

Think with people, not for them and you’ll discover just how brilliant people really are.

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