By Lori Daniel Falk
Succeeding in business has often been viewed as a competitive, numbers-driven game that relies on hard facts, financial analysis, and exploitation of markets. That’s the old paradigm folks, and it simply isn’t working anymore. We are rapidly moving away from this type of “fear-based” competitive environment, and in turn creating a corporate playground that thrives on caring and collaboration.
Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. and Kate Ludeman, Ph.D. studied hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners from companies such as Motorola, Dell, and the like, for their groundbreaking book, The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries with Their Feet on the Ground. Their findings led them to make the following prediction: “Successful corporate leaders of the twenty-first century will be spiritual leaders. They will be comfortable with their own spirituality, and they will know how to nurture spiritual development in others.”
Stephen Covey summed it up best when he said, “Spirituality cannot be something a person toys with, a little compartment of their lives. It has to be at the core, in a way that affects every other part of their lives.” That includes business. Today’s most successful leaders are in business for their hearts and souls, as well as their wallets. They are in business to support the hearts and souls of the people with whom they work.
Succeeding in business now requires us to employ our intuition, to tap into a collective consciousness of readily available signs and guideposts, and to develop a more collaborative approach to the world at large. “But how do I make that leap?” You ask, “How do I learn how to develop these skills when the other way is all I’ve known?”
That’s where coaching comes in. A recent study conducted by QA Research, an independent market research agency in the UK, found that 80% of the organizations surveyed had used, or are now using, coaching to facilitate the growth and development of their employees with 95% reporting benefits to the organization and 96% seeing benefits to the individual being coached. (But coaching is predominantly targeted at senior-level employees, with 85% of companies coaching senior managers and directors, compared to just 52% providing coaching for non-management staff.) Penny de Valk, chief executive of the ILM, (Institute of Leadership & Management) said: “Coaching is the single most cost-effective development investment an organization can make, as this learning naturally spreads across the workplace. Yet our research suggests only a limited segment of the working population receives coaching. Companies direct it at the lucky few, rather than embedding a coaching culture across an organization.” Operating without this type of assistance in today’s corporate culture simply no longer makes sense.
A good coach will help you understand that there’s nothing more powerful than the subconscious mind. Most people think their conscious mind is running the show, when in fact, it is the subconscious, which operates 24/7, that rules virtually everything. What's even crazier yet is that most of the foundational programming in your subconscious mind was already in place by the time you were seven years old.
So here you are this savvy business exec, and you often find yourself wondering why you can't break through that glass ceiling, or why you can't effortlessly attract more love, joy, health, wealth, peace, and happiness? After all, you're staying optimistic, and saying all those positive affirmations that they told you to in "The Secret." "What am I doing wrong?" You continue to ask yourself. Well, the "Secret Behind The Secret" lies in that very subconscious programming I've been talking about, and it's hard to know what's in there on your own.
If you're like most people, you probably want "X" in your life… yet what you keep attracting is "Y." So, what is it that is "unconsciously" holding you back? Coaching is designed to help people not only uncover, but actually reprogram, the limiting beliefs that lay in their subconscious mind. Once those limiting beliefs are uncovered, they can be cleared, and subsequently replaced with new belief patterns that will have you instantly on the road to unlimited success.
Plus, it is from this clearer, less congested point of view that you will be able to better tap into the intuitive guidance that is all around you. In fact, with a little practice you’ll be able to not only ask for, but actually receive divine guidance. By tapping into your higher self, or connecting with the angels, you’ll be able to problem-solve on a more cohesive, collaborative, spiritual level.
It is from this new, healthier, more intuitive state of mind that you will in turn, become one of today's successful leaders… someone who uses collaboration and compassion to support the hearts and souls of the people with whom they work… someone who understands what it takes to be a Corporate Mystic… a leader in today’s new corporate playground.
New Thought Leader, Lori Daniel Falk is an Epigenetic Healing Artist, Author, and Spiritual Life Coach who has been gifted with an artistic healing modality that enables her to communicate with, and share, the wisdom of the angels in both pictures and words. Her recent books, What the World Needs to Know NOW: Wisdom of the Angels, and Angelic Rx’s for Manifesting Adult Coloring Book are available at:wisdomoftheangels.com. The Adult Coloring Book is also available at Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.com.