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Authored by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp. Summarized by Alex MacCaw, Founder and CEO of Clearbit)

Conscious Leadership is about being more interested in learning than being right. When our egos make us afraid to be wrong, that fear leads us to defend our ideas at all costs, and to work hard to convince others that we are right — often with anger.

Conscious Leadership is about recognizing when these emotions (fear, anger, sadness) have gripped our thought processes, releasing these emotions, and shifting back to a state of curiosity where we are receptive to all ideas and creativity, even if they seem to contradict our own. …


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Can you manage your entire company in one day per week? I know, this sounds impossible but it isn’t. Establishing a meeting rhythm that allows you to align your organization while reducing 80% of communication throughout the day seems like the dream. Consistent communication creates transparency and moves information quickly through an organization.

The CEOs who work with me often get a complete schedule makeover so they can spend most of their time on the important (not urgent) things such as strategic thinking, execution planning, and building big relationships. Rather than people chasing each other to find a time to talk or discuss important updates, meetings are recurring and pre-scheduled, preventing people from randomly interrupting each other during the week. …


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