During today’s episode of Entelechy Leadership Stories we speak with Erika Uffindell, a pioneer in conscious leadership, about companies and individuals reaching their full potential.
Erika is the founder of Uffindell. She started the business in 1989 and has led the business as CEO for 25 years before moving into the Chair role in 2014.
She is also a Director of The Global Centre for Conscious Leadership, a Partner in Pinea3 Living Organizations, Director of Founding Wisdom, and a founding member of Conscious Capitalism UK.
The concept of conscious Leadership is evolving and becoming an essential part of a companies ecosystem. The term conscious leadership has been referred to as responsible leadership, authentic leadership, servant leadership. It all comes from the same standpoint within leaders; a high level of consciousness and greater levels of self-awareness. Having these higher levels of self-awareness leads to systemic awareness in which leaders see the system as a whole.
Conscious leadership expands from the “I” and “We” to the “Us”. Traditional leadership focuses on the “I” and how the “I” impacts the “We – the business”. Systemic leadership has the capacity to see and solve for the “Us” that includes the impact on society. Conscious leadership embodies how “we” work with others, and how we work together to solve the world problems. Purpose-driven companies are organizations that have a higher purpose that extends out, being aware of their impact out on the wider society. With an emphasis on how we are a force to do good in the world.
Conscious leaders have a great capacity to tame and train the ego, the ability to see the wider picture, has the ability to see multiple perspectives, deeply listens to and seeks to understand others, stands in non-judgment, and open to holding space for ideas to emerge for both individuals and companies to grow. They have the capacity to see the macro view of the higher purpose and the ability to focus on the micro granularity to focus and run a business.
Erika describes the studies being done on a global platform to measure and capture the key data points of the financial performance of companies run by conscious leaders. Capturing the value of conscious leadership for shareholders through quantifiable data supports the implementation and longevity of leaders committed to higher values and purpose.
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