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Sunday
Feb172013

IT IS TIME TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE CUTTING EDGE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

by Faye Landey, CL Trainer

CHANGE IS HERE

Change is inevitable! And those who succeed in their accomplishments are adept at riding the wave of adaption to change.  Those of you reading this page know what I mean, and you are interested in growth and contribution – you may even be a cultural creative*.

SKILLS OF A GOOD LEADER

The most effective leaders who get things done still possess the tried-and-true capabilities for having smart ideas, intelligence, management skills, determination and vision.  A new qualification has been added to the list of “must haves” - the capacity to relate to others in a way that engenders collaboration and connection that models compassion and concern, and fosters respect and understanding.

1963 - AN HISTORICAL ANECDOTAL PERSPECTIVE

The workplace is a fascinating environment. People either hate it or love it. Americans work in order to have financial security and for many people work becomes their life.

I personally am glad to be out of the traditional corporate workplace, and am most grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the kind of activities that I love to do on a daily basis.  Working (actually playing) with a team like Compassionate Leadership inspires me to get out of bed in the morning and bring awareness to others that we can have compassion and still get things done. 

I cannot write about the work place without telling you a little bit of historical remembering of my own experience. I entered the work force in the early 1960s, a time when women traditionally stayed home in the kitchen wearing a starched white apron and pearls, with a seeming demeanor of joy and satisfaction to be baking cakes and preparing dinner for her man.

That scene did not represent my ideal life at all. I wanted to be a professional business entrepreneur which was quite an ambitious endeavor at a time when a woman could not even have a credit card in her own name nor buy a car unless her husband communicated to the salesperson, selected the car, and of course paid for it.

2013 - THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW IMPERATIVE FOR LEADERS

I’m pleased to have been a part of the movement that opened the board room to women and minorities, which is now accepted as a commonplace vision. Today, 50 years later, I have a new passion - I want to be a part of the movement that intentionally brings a more compassionate atmosphere into the workplace especially in the way we speak to one another.

While some of you may think that words such as compassion and empathy are un-businesslike, it is with deep growing excitement that I bring you resources and evidence from large corporations and consultants showing that the success of the leaders and the ultimate success of their businesses hinges largely on the way they communicate.

YOU ARE A LEADER AND AN INFLUENCER

And let me say one more thing: each and every one of you is an influencer and a leader.

This article does not apply solely to the workplace. It applies to every aspect of your life. You may think this does not apply to you; however my friend, let me tell you, that you are the only one leading your life and I hope that you are leading it with care, compassion, and consideration for the wonderful unique being that you are. And every day you influence the world around you in the way that you communicate to others, the way that you treat the planet that we live on, and the way that you talk to and care for yourself.

So please join me in bringing about a more “CARE-FULL” environment, community and workplace by being open to change, by being mindful of how you impact your world, and by continuing to explore ways in which we can bring about a world of peace and aliveness.

*The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World  is a nonfiction social sciences and sociology book by sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson, first published in 2000. The authors introduced the term "Cultural Creatives" to describe a large segment in Western society that has recently developed beyond the standard paradigm of Modernists or Progressives versus Traditionalists or Conservatives.

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