The Conscious Leader: 9 Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-Awake and Productive Workplace

  • 2h 51m
  • Shelley Reciniello
  • LID Publishing Ltd
  • 2014

Why do things go wrong in companies that shouldn’t?

The answer, according to Dr. Shelley Reciniello, often lies deep beneath the surface in the unconscious processes of leaders and their employees.

Working as a sort of psychological detective, her job has been to consult with organizations and individuals to figure out what the real problem is when a poised for success corporate initiative fails, when a promising individual or team can’t perform, or when a well-conceived departmental project doesn’t deliver. When what has gone wrong doesn’t make sense, she looks for the unrecognized, underlying psychological issues that caused the problem. What’s going on unconsciously, out of awareness, is often more important than what is happening on the surface.

How can you wake-up and become conscious of secret motivations, unrecognized Achilles heels, and hidden agendas in yourself and your employees?

The Conscious Leader describes the nine most fundamental but often neglected truths about human beings and their workplace behavior in jargon-free, accessible concepts and examples. With humor and inspiration, Dr. Reciniello provides you with the principles and practices necessary for conscious leadership which you can immediately apply in your organizations.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Why Everything Goes Wrong When Everything Seemed Right—Secret Motivations and Hidden Agendas
  • When Leaders Don't Know Their Achilles Heels—What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
  • When Personalities Get in the Way of Business—Why Can't Everyone Be like Me?
  • When Organizations Repeat Family Dynamics—Who's Your Daddy?
  • When People Regress in Groups—Teams or Gangs?
  • When the Diversity Box Has Been Checked, but Everyone is Still the Same—Making Diversity Real
  • When Conflict, Anger, and Power Destroy Performance, Profit, and Peace—Learn How to Wear the CAP
  • When Change is a Constant—Chaos or Containment?
  • When Bad Mental Hygiene Destroys Thinking—The Mind Does Not Take Care of Itself
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Personal Coaching Questionnaire
  • References
  • Notes