The old way of leading doesn’t work anymore. With where we’re at in the world today, the standard hierarchical approach of one, or few, leaders at the top, leading down to the masses, isn’t as effective or accepted as it used to be. This method is coming to an end, and leaders need to find a new way of leading because the current system is unsustainable. Workers are not happy, they feel enslaved, and in today’s world, if companies want to attract and keep the best talent, they need to find a new way of interacting. This is where conscious leadership comes in. Rúna Bouius, interviewed by John Golden, explains more.
This expert sales interview explores:
- How the digital era has changed work
- The importance of employee self-accountability
- A growth-oriented mindset for leaders, and employees
The Democratization of Work:
Technology and the digital era has created this amazing ability for organizations to truly become global. The interconnectedness that is possible today means that you can engage with anyone, anywhere in the world.
The Importance of Self-Accountability:
In response to these changes, both leaders and employees have to make a commitment. Not only do leaders have to give autonomy to their employees, but employees have to be more self-reliant and self-organizing, and ultimately hold themselves accountable.
Where we are in the world today, we all need to be learning. There is no exception to the growth mindset mentality. We are learning so much about external skills, like how to sell better, and how to use tools in new ways, but there is also a need for internal skill growth.
As leaders encourage self-growth within their employees, it’s important for them to seek self-growth within themselves. Conscious leadership means taking responsibility for your own leadership journey.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.