Success is not just dependent on what we do, or how we do it. Success is even more dependent on which consciousness state we act from, because consciousness is the source of all our ideas and activities. The more we are conscious of our motivations, values, thought and behaviour patterns, the better we can tap into more intelligent layers of creativity, communication and collaboration. New, unimagined solutions can emerge and better decisions can be made. Therefore, being conscious is the best catalyst for transformation.
The consciousness of the leadership team drives how people think and behave in organisations. That is why leaders play a key role for upcoming alignments to an ever changing world. By discovering who they really are and becoming more advanced in self-leadership, leaders exemplify the transformation they want to facilitate in their people. By creating a safe space for continuous learning in their organisations, they unlock unique potentials and enable inner and outer growth. This way they open up the opportunity for elation, co-creation, innovation and sustainable success.
Organisations led by conscious leaders are among the most successful companies worldwide , because these visionary leaders constantly work on raising their consciousness. This is why we facilitate leaders, teams and organisations in growing their consciousness by consulting, coaching and training. We support our customers to consciously enable high performance through a people-centred leadership style and a higher purpose.
 2013 - Raj Sisodia in "Firms of Endearment", page 114, Table 6.1. shows that the stock price of consciously led US companies outperform the S&P 500
over 15 years by factor 14.
Globalisation and digitalisation have created an extremely linked and unpredictable world, which is often referred to as VUCA* environment. Never before have we faced so many challenges. Never before have we had so many opportunities to consciously shape and enhance our future.
While dealing with complex business challenges, leaders find less and less answers in conventional leadership models. Hence a paradigm shift is becoming necessary - more integral, intelligent solutions are needed. To make this paradigm shift happen, a transformation of our mind-set and behaviour is required. The conscious leadership approach facilitates this shift by using actual scientific insights and ancient wisdom.
For example, biologists distinguish between the protection mode and the growth mode of a body cell. In life-threatening situations, the cells automatically switch into protection mode. The reaction is either fight or flight and the body intelligence assists by directing all energy to the muscle cells. The brain supports this survival strategy by transmitting energy from areas, which are responsible for logical thinking and creativity, to areas steering body reflexes.
In the fast changing business world of the 21st century, humans primarily encounter psychological threats. For example, when facing an unknown situation, the automatic body reaction is similar to life-threatening events. Therefore well-reflected decisions and creative solutions are hardly possible when in protection mode.
On the other hand, creativity and innovation originate from the growth mode. Conscious leaders have learned to switch into growth mode. In consequence, they are capable of challenging their own assumptions and remain available for new ideas, which want to emerge. By being conscious of themselves and their environment, conscious leaders are able to successfully turn challenges into business opportunities, even when facing volatility, uncertainty and complexity.
*VUCA = volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity
In the 21st century, the knowledge of humanity is growing with enormous speed. On average, every minute a new chemical formula is developed, every three minutes a new physical correlation is discovered and every five minutes a new medical insight is gained. It has become almost impossible for leaders to have all solutions at hand. In consequence, their actions are often based on limited knowledge.
Despite increasing uncertainty, conscious leaders are able to master complex challenges by remaining open for perspectives and ideas of others. By accessing the collective intelligence of their organisation, they achieve their goals through co-creation.
In this extremely linked and interdependent environment, conscious leaders work with an integral mind-set and behaviour. They have realised, that they are part of the system and cannot lead isolated from outside.
Conscious leaders reflect regularly whether they are acting from protection or growth mode. They have learned to activate the growth mode and regard emotions as a source of valuable information and not as a distraction. They work with emotions, instead of working against them. Conscious leaders do not have to react, they are able to act, even when under pressure, because they create space for reflection and take conscious decisions.
Conscious leaders apply a people-centred leadership style, because they know that employees, who feel appreciated, develop an emotional bond with the leader and the organisation. This bond is a pre-requisite for a high level of employee engagement, an increased ability to innovate and collective sustainable success.
During their personal growth process, conscious leaders discover more and more who they really are, instead of who they think they should be. They become a living example of the transformation, they want to facilitate in their people.
Conscious leaders have stopped to become the best in the world. They have started to be the best for the world.
The success of conscious companies is based on the following operational principle:
Conscious leaders operate from a growth consciousness, which permeates the entire organisational mind-set and behaviour and is displayed in the common values lived by the organisation. These values form the basis of a robust company culture, which provides inner stability as well as an increased agility to adapt to changes in the external world.
Mutual appreciation between employees and leaders, a constant focus on learning and the mentality, that mistakes are an inevitable part of progress, creates a working environment without fear. This inspires employees to tap into their unexplored unique potential and to engage in the growth of the organisation.
The result of this unleashed creativity is an increased ability to innovate. Attractive cutting-edge products and services are leading to a higher customer satisfaction and loyalty. In consequence, the enterprise value is rising and satisfied shareholders reinvest more. Additional growth is possible and the successes in the market and society are creating an attractive brand image.
Because of the outstanding image and the ethos, the inspiring leaders, the strong company culture and the great career opportunities, key players and home-grown talents are proudly staying with the company. The best experts and leadership talents on the market also get attracted and strengthen the company even further.
Conscious companies are successful in a sustainable way, because they consequently follow this principle.
Measurable results include:
The ECO System of Conscious Companies consists of seven areas for sustainable success: