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.

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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

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What is an Intuit Leader?

16 Sep

What is an Intuit Leader? It’s a leader who works with intuition or, as some call it, gut instinct.

First, let me define intuition from my point of view. Its essence is spiritual. It’s opening yourself to all possibilities, to that which is universal. It’s about connecting to the human vibration from within and to the limitless field of information or, as some call it, the energetic field, the Source, Mother Earth, or for others the Buddha, the God force. It’s inside of us and outside of us as we are interconnected consciously and unconciously.

It’s simple. When I’m in Spirit or being intuitive, I achieve insight more easily. With steps forwards and some back, I am learning to increase my intuition.

How you might ask? By simply acknowledging the fear, by trusting that I have the power inside to be intutitive and confident. By taking action to move forward and by anchoring the positive feedback as I use my intuition.

Intuition taps into leadership insights based on four core lenses through which we see the world: empowerment, purpose, cooperation and courage. Using these lenses endows me with confidence, calmness and trust, and leads to a synchronicity which can create any number of benefits. Perhaps there are different benefits for you and I’m on a journey to explore what intuition will open up for you in the next couple of months.

An Intuit Leader connects to the universal energy field of information that resides both in us and around us and is willing to see inner wisdom and experience as a valuable resource. As described in my previous post, I’ve been working on a framework that will make you more aware about the process of intuition in your life, and in your role as a leader.

I’ve discussed, in past series, how Emotional Intelligence, one of the multiple intelligences, plays a role in filtering how we see the world from a perspective of emotions as opposed to that of Kinesthetic Intelligence (what I call Body Smart) which feels the world by being physically present.

Today we’re going to share with you the 16 leadership traits that I’ve been discussing on Sister Leadership and place them in a framework so you can see the bigger picture of intuitive processing.

Sister Leadership Intuit Leader Framework

 

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I’ve been discussing leadership and intuition in the context of not only the different types of intelligences, but also different competencies or leadership traits. As you can see in the framework, I’ve assigned the 16 competencies to the four core lenses or insights of an Intuit Leader.

In the context of different intelligences, I’ve discussed Being in the Flow, Presence, Chakras, Compassion, Resilience, Diversity, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Self-Awareness, Humility, Innovation, Oneness, Problem Solving, Virtuosity, Vocation, and Wholeness. Now I’ll expand understanding of these through the framework.

Over the course of the next four weeks, this Intuit Leadership Framework will be broken down lens by lens, and within each, I’ll map out for you how these competencies link to each leadership insight, and how they impact the bigger picture of our intuitive selves.

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