The total development of who you are and what you want and how you feel….. is essential to achieving your goals both in your personal and professional life.
Once there used to be high morals and ethics in the workplace and the expectations of your personal life were private and non-inclusive.
The truth is there is should be no difference between our inner personal work and those of our professional success – – our whole self is what we should bring to work and what we should bring home- if you want to be successful in the long run the best practice is the simplest truth: wherever you go, go with all your heart.
If you bring your whole self to work and you lead from your heart you will be more likely to be the person who cares more, shares more, understands more, says more, feels more, hears more and is liked more.
Bringing your whole heart and continuously developing your personal mastery is just as important as leadership growth and leadership growth is just as important as organizational growth- all of it matters–all of it is interrelated.
Sheryl Sandberg the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook says. “I believe in bringing your whole self to work. We are who we are. When you try to have this division between your personal self and professional self, what you really are is stiff… That doesn’t mean people have to tell me everything about their personal lives. But I’m pretty sharing of mine.” (New Yorker July 11 2011)
The person who leads from the heart, and who brings their whole self to work, is more likely to feel more comfortable with responsibilities, is more likely be more authentic and transparent.
Lead From Within: Are you bringing your whole heart and self to your professional and personal life? Are you standing with unconditional commitment and unequivocal courage to your truest self?
To lead from within is know the simplest most profound truth: If you bring your heart, you bring your best self.
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.
02. Aug, 2011
I could NOT agree more! I think it’s crucial for success in a new era. Thanks for the timely and powerful reminder.
02. Aug, 2011
Another wisdom-based post Lolly,
Bringing our whole heart and continuously developing our personal mastery is THE powerful prelude to effective leadership growth, that then serves as our guiding rudder that determines how we effectively lead others, which in turn, ignites discretionary effort and affects organizational growth. These are all interrelated but perhaps purposefully sequential in the great scheme of human development.
It starts with our willingness to be honest and vulnerable, accepting our need to become a better person in all the very intimate and personal ways God/Higher Power truly sees and knows us, including our brokenness. If we experience this “Sacred Scrutiny” without fear and ego, we can move into real authenticity with ourselves and then others, and, as you challenge us, “Lead from our heart, wherever we go!”
Thank you Lolly, EdC
26. Sep, 2011
Great to have you share such truth. The more we realize who we really are and allow all of us to show up in the work place, the more opportunity for REAL change, love your work, bodhi
13. Oct, 2011
Very important point Lolly.
There’s a point in everyone’s life where they have to decide to either do or do not (borrowing Yoda’s quote).
There’s no point in not going all in when you’re doing something. You owe it to yourself to be at your best at work and outside of work.
Even if you absolutely hate your job (don’t know where you’re still there if that’s the case) never settle for a lesser you.