Cooperation + Intution = Strong Leadership

23 Sep

Today’s post continues the introduction of our Leader Intuit Framework. I’ll be connecting the dots between one of the core leadership lenses, cooperation, and how you can strengthen your intuitive leadership.

I see cooperation as a wide angle lens. Valerie V. Hunt wrote a book 20 years ago called Infinite Mind: Science of Human Vibrations of Consciousness, where she explores the idea that everyone is connected by a large ‘web’ of energy and as you connect to it, you increase your ability to tap into that network. Well, doesn’t a fine tuned network perfectly describe cooperation?

Cooperation leads to more intuition. It’s a massive net that can be cast to connect us to the larger universe beyond ourselves. I’ve previously explored several aspects of the powerful lens of cooperation, however, it’s the first time that I’m including it as one of four leadership lenses. When we hone these skills, we can access that intuitive or spiritual net that interconnects us.

CamLens

Cooperation allows us to have each others backs and compete with only ourselves. If youre always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or someone elses performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control of you.~ Wayne Dyer

What are the four leadership competencies of cooperation in the Leaders Intuit Model? They are the filters through which we connect to that bigger web of connectivity and intuition. Keep in mind that they are not exclusive to any one leadership lens and can be used interchangeably.

Diversity

To embrace diversity means to delve into our inner selves and realize our capacity to value other people for their differences, not despite them. We cultivate an openness to respect beliefs that we may not share on religion, spirituality, politics, culture, or other belief systems. Our capacity to embrace diversity affects the essence of our being, human spirit or soul as opposed to the material or physical.

Being in the Flow

To ‘be in the flow’ is to naturally connect to a continuous, fluid, wavelike, oscillating movement of life. When our “home frequency” is fully congruent with our environment, behaviors, capabilities, beliefs and values, identity and purpose in life, we feel energized focus, engagement and joy. We live accordingly in calm, peace, unity or any other high frequency wave lengths of emotions in the conscious and unconscious fields of universal energy.

Compassion

Compassion is an expression of our human capacity to care for each other. It embodies the action-oriented qualities of spiritual intelligence. Compassion moves us forward by liberating us from the thoughts and feelings that may glue us to the unresolved issues deep inside us.

 

Gratitude

Gratitude enables us to create a resourceful state of confidence when overcoming our fears. The greatest time of personal growth is when we are dealing with the unknown and stretching our capacity to achieve what seems to be impossible. A catalyst for this change is the gratitude for and celebration of how much we have already accomplished. Walk the edge of life by embracing with gratitude the perfection of our imperfection – we are all doing our best!

Cooperation is a very wide lens which connects us to the world and experiences of others. With leadership styles moving away from authoritarian models to more team-focused and collaborative ones, now is the time to begin working on your cooperation skills. As you hone your sense of gratitude, compassion, flow and appreciation for diverse experiences, you’ll become a more cooperative leader in your field.

Tap into your intuition as you tap into all the talent and constructive energy around you. The world is a place of building ideas, and we’re stronger when we build in connection with one another.

Next week we’ll look at the leadership lens of the Leaders Intuit Framework: Purpose. You’ll learn how being in purpose will naturally bring you to the right place at the right time.

Till next week,

Cam

Advertisements

One Response to “Cooperation + Intution = Strong Leadership”

  1. MC Lessard September 24, 2015 at 04:35 #

    Camille, you were instrumental in developing my cooperation muscle. Thank you! This post offers a way of viewing cooperation from a powerful lens for sure!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: