Many of us are faced with uncertainty at every level and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. But there’s one commitment you can make that will help bring everything into line and that is living a whole-hearted life.
A whole hearted life gives our leadership wisdom in the following ways:
The power of heart: Alter your life by accessing the power of your heart. The heart’s wisdom of depth and experience- the heart gives us the deepest foundation for life.
No vision- no progress. A satisfying life can be built only on dreams and goals. Without them, we’re traveling without a map. Vision and goals keep us focused and energized and heart-centered, and make our lives more interesting, more useful and more successful.
I am possible: Many of us have a limited perspective of what we can even accomplish—we like to think we know what we know. In reality, too often we know only limits and boundaries. But when we are whole-hearted, there are no limitations. We can achieve the things that only our imagination can conceive.
As you give, so you shall receive. The most powerful tool available to whole-hearted leading is the Golden Rule. There’s a reason that some version of it exists in virtually every culture on earth. Great power exists when we act heart to heart.
Gratitude opens our hearts. Give thanks for all that is good, for all that you have, and for every good thing that is on its way to you. Simply put, count your blessings. There’s not much room for complaining in a whole-hearted life.
Banishes fear. It’s important to know our fears so we can face them courageously. To move past fear into whole-hearted leading means increasing our understanding of ourselves and of others.
Wisdom is born of our mistakes, and knowledge of our failures. What if we look at our mistakes and our failures as opportunities to learn? What would happen if we could take every failure of thought and turn it into a positive plan? Life has a funny way of having us repeat our mistakes and failure until we learn our lesson. And we usually don’t learn our lessons until they become an experience we cannot forget.
Lead From Within: Your life is up to you to lead whole-heartedly or not. Your business, your company, your team, your organization, your family, your friends—they all provide the opportunity, as the leader you need to find the wisdom.
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The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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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.