What does spiritual health mean in the leadership context? It is not focused on anybody's particular religious faith, but it does focus on aligning to one's core, finding deeper purpose and meaning, and integrating more generously with others. In the business capacity this all comes into play for these areas often root us in what is important, has us align to our deepest values and vision for ourselves, and helps to interact with others in a way that exudes that spirit.
So how can leaders enhance their spiritual health?
Align to our core - this is where leaders focus on their individual values and beliefs and really get in tune with them. What is important to them, how can they align their actions to their beliefs, and how can they truly act out of their own morals and ethics? These are the key indicators of us feeling like we are satisfied with our progress.
Finding our deeper purpose - as we align to our core, leaders naturally then begin to take action out of what they value. Leaders who are truly aligned to their purpose work on things that they are passionate about whether it be helping people, teaching, being selfless, etc. It is putting into practice our deepest values and making that part of what we do.
Integrating more generously with others - as we become more in tune with our own deepest purpose we can exude that to others in our spirit as well knowing that each of us is doing the best that we can. Each of us has the potential to live up to our highest purpose and the more generous we are towards each other the better.
So are you aligned to your core values? Have you found your deeper purpose? If not how can you discover those things?
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.