Leading from the Heart is a way of being as a leader that sees other people as humans, with unique hopes, dreams, desires, and needs that are affected by and intersect with their experience as employees. This way of being brings genuine love and empathy to the workplace, and sees the experience of work as an opportunity for self-actualization. It sees work as an integral part of the human experience, the role of leader as supporting each individual fulfilling their highest and best purpose, and the team’s responsibility as working together to support the organization’s self-actualization.
Leading from the Heart holds work and the experience of being engaged in work to be not about gratifying the leader or the corporation and its shareholders, or meeting a market demand, but about the possibility inherent in each actor. It asks what is the highest and best possibility for each party—the individual, the team, and the corporation—and how best to align and support those possibilities being fulfilled. Work becomes a stage on which possibilities are expressed and acted out.
This website is an exploration of what Leading from the Heart means, why it matters, and concrete ways to practice it.