The Shadow Side of Leadership

The Shadow Side of Leadership

In the pursuit of self-mastery and gaining personal power, it’s important to know that you will encounter challenges. Sometimes these challenges are external circumstances that demand you stretch yourself in a new manner. Other times, the challenges are internal and will pit your current beliefs and values against your current reality.

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Your Archetypal Blueprint™ Type

Your Archetypal Blueprint™ Type

Each person has a primary Archetypal Blueprint™ type which we use most frequently and comfortably. However, this primary Archetypal Blueprint™ type may change over time or according to circumstance. Different situations will call forward different aspects of your Archetypal Blueprint™ type, especially in corporate settings. This is important for leaders because when you operate from different places within your Archetypal Blueprint™ types, people respond to you differently.

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A Brief History of the Study of Energy

A Brief History of the Study of Energy

In our last blog post, we talked about Archetypal Blueprint™ types that are defined by the kind energy that flows through all of us. We all have the instinctive ability to “read” the energy of another person’s Archetypal Blueprint™ types and make unconscious judgments based on that read. But what exactly is this energy? And how can this knowledge be properly harnessed in the workplace? To find out, we need a history lesson on the study of energy!

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Energy and Archetypal Blueprint™ Types in the Workplace

Energy and Archetypal Blueprint™ Types in the Workplace

Imagine that you are interviewing an external applicant for a leadership position. Their resume is impressive. They have the best degrees, experience, and career progression. They are well dressed, well groomed, and appropriately attentive to you and the environment. Yet, there is something you can’t quite put your finger on about this applicant. They seem incongruent in some way. You know in your gut that something doesn’t feel right, so you swiftly conclude the interview and move on to another candidate.

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Inspiration: Critical to Personal and Professional Success

Inspiration: Critical to Personal and Professional Success

Inspiration is the soul of motivation and the fuel for action. The drive to make positive change in the world and in ourselves is often derived from our inspiration. Inspiration comes from the Latin word “inspirare”, which means to breathe in. Quite literally, inspiration is the breath of life. It is a subconscious process which can’t just be called forth. Inspiration needs to be cultivated. Like with many other subconscious processes like creative and confidence, being inspired is a feedback loop. You need to act on your inspiration to encourage further inspiration. Being inspired and being able to inspire others is absolutely critical in the world of business. Studies have shown that being inspired lends perspective and allows you to fully access your internal resources like creativity and drive.

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Desert Muse: Harvesting Inspiration from Earth and Sky

Desert Muse: Harvesting Inspiration from Earth and Sky

Throughout history, and even in present day, people go to the desert to reflect, search for meaning, be initiated into a new stage of life, and seek visions. Perhaps it’s the arid and demanding environment with its radical temperature changes and minimal vegetation. Maybe it’s the quiet and solitude offered from the stillness. Whatever the case, humans go to the desert for inspiration and for miracles to happen.

A precious and life-enhancing experience happened to me in such a setting. My spiritual retreat happened to be shared with 60,000 others, but that did not change the power and the magnitude of desert life out on the Playa at Black Rock City near Gerlach, NV.

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