A Fresh Perspective for Leaders: Given by A Leadership Coach

All of my clients are leaders around the world who want to be more productive, effective, and successful. As their executive leadership coach, it’s my job to advise them on concepts that are new in perspective.

A concept new for leaders is the mindset of our two different consciousness. The flood light and spotlight consciousness. When these two consciousness are balanced. It not only provides a new perspective, but it also provides better and more effective leadership. The two consciousness are explained as follows:

Flood light consciousness is characterized by being “in the flow”. This a specific state of mind. It’s being connected to the present moment. This state is often described as feeling “in the zone” or “in the groove.

Spotlight consciousness is a more focused, goal-oriented state of mind. It’s where an individual intentionally directs their attention and effort towards a specific task or objective. It involves intentional thinking.

As a leader, it’s important to be able to adapt and shift within these two states of consciousness as needed.  Here are some examples:

Flood light consciousness can be beneficial when engaging in activities that require more spontaneous, intuitive, or creative thinking. As an example, a new project, product, or business idea, that requires us to be free flowing and open minded.

Spotlight consciousness is more effective when tackling tasks that require more precision, accuracy, or attention to detail. As an example, when we need to use data, facts, and research to complete the required task, that needs specific, measurable results.

By understanding and being able to balance both flood light and spotlight consciousness, leaders can be more effective and better equipped to handle the various challenges and tasks that come their way.

Lead From Within: Leaders must learn to be intentional with what they want done, so they can apply the new perspective and wisdom needed to succeed.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.


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