As a leader we often think we have to do everything alone - setting the vision, working to ensure things are on track, and measuring progress. But with a deep sense of inner authenticity and valuing of our own self, community now can thrive and we no longer want or need to do things solely on our own. We can come from a place of overflow, abundance, and richness from within and thereby work with community who supports us just as much as we support them, we have similar senses of values, vision, and goals, but mainly there is a sense of give and take. Each person in the community contributes as well as there is a deep abiding sense of confidence that each of you has each other's backs.
With that inner richness, we learn to adapt to other's ways of thinking, develop a sense of worthiness through enjoying the interpersonal skills which have been honed to honor other people as well as their inner richness. Emotional intelligence skills now come into play as the self-awareness grown through years of developing our own selves now spills over into deep social awareness as well as conflict management, communications, as well as influence skills now being to thrive and prosper. We can now open up to changing and thereby bringing people along with you to a better future. Working with others now is the goal and growth occurs much more smoothly rather than resisting or hesitating growth and thereby feeling pain. Wouldn't you rather learn and grow through love and community rather than pain and resistance? If so lean into partnerships, community, and do the work of learning how to engage in healthy dynamics with people by developing your emotional intelligence as well as compassion skills.
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.