John Mackey | The Art of Conscious Leadership

In today’s episode, we cover conscious leadership with John Mackey. John is the CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods as well as author of bestselling Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership.

Being an effective leader is not just about leading the people around you, but being conscious of each individual and how you can help them grow around you, so what can you do to become a conscious leader, think about your competition in a positive way, and create an empowering environment at work and home?

What to Listen For

  • What is the difference between leadership and conscious leadership and how do you balance the two?
  • How do you lead with love in the cutthroat world of business?
  • How should you think about competition if you are a business owner so that you think of your competitors in a positive light rather than something that needs to be beaten?
  • Why is it important for conscious leaders to have a strong vision and how can not having one lead to disaster?
  • What 3 tips can you follow to learn from your mistakes if you want to be successful?
  • What signals can you look for in prospective employees for high emotional intelligence?
  • What can you do to create an empowering environment in your workplace?
  • How can you respond to criticism in a healthy positive manner?
  • Why is gratitude so important to being happy and what gratitude practice can you use to lead a happier and more fulfilling life?

Being conscious of the people around you takes effort, even more so when you are also in a leadership position since you are relying on the people around you for your own success and so it can be easy to forget to treat everyone the way each individual wants to be treated. But nothing worthwhile in life is obtained with ease, and the effort you put into being a conscious leader will pay off in the long run when the people around you support you and do everything they can to help you succeed.

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AJ Harbinger - author of 1176 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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