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The Art & Practice of Conscious Leadership: Architecture for a Learning Experience

 All of the leaders who I consider conscious have some sort of personal practice, sometimes called a “spiritual practice,” which keeps them fit, more conscious and aware as well as on their toes so-to-speak, when it comes to managing their ego and staying awake most of the time. Naturally they meander from one state of […]

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Unmasking the Inner Victim

Something has been bothering me, for a couple of years now, and I finally started getting what it was the other day. It has been a widespread acceptance of a behavior I’ll call the “inner victim.” This often unconscious phenomenon allows the individual to complain about many things, incessantly, yet not thinking they are acting […]

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Are We Inter-Connected or All One? A Look at What We Think We Know

Most of us think of ourselves as separate from one another – separate bodies, separate professions, separate living quarters, separate ideologies, separate everything. Here I am, over here. There you are, over there. Pretty simple, eh?  But is this the truth? So what is this centuries-old Hindu philosophy of Advaita, or more exactly Advaita Vedānta, […]

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The Four States of Consciousness and Human Adulthood

When we designed our FutureShapers model for the four states of consciousness (see graphic below) we were focusing on how our pyramid model compared to the four quadrant model developed by a group of colleagues over the years, most recently popularized by the authors of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership.  It had not occurred […]

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Compassion: The Yeast of Conscious Leadership

The subject of compassion has been on my mind recently, particularly as it shows up in conscious leaders. Much of the traditional leadership field of study has championed the almost heartless resolve of the tough boss in days gone by. Thankfully, those days are fading (still exiting for those slow to change). Business Insider published […]

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The Tyranny of Money

A few years ago I wrote a series of articles in which I identified investment bankers as the modern day tyrants since they were the dominant force in the most influential human system in the world – the economic system called “capitalism.” Let me be clear, I am not against capitalism. My years as an […]

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