Work Consciousness

First, let’s take a look at the core of both strong management and great leadership. Strong managers and great leaders both have a high level of consciousness or awareness about themselves, their relationships, and the enterprise.1 This consciousness is not about knowing everything. Rather, consciousness is taking notice of what happens below the surface, which culminates in behaviors. It is looking beyond the events and reactions to the underlying emotional and spiritual underpinnings. We often say that a highly conscious person is one who is awake. Not just awake physically but awake mentally. Mentally awake means that a person is awake to see connections between effort and outcomes—awake to see the possibilities to make ...

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