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Conscious


Conscious

The Power of Awareness in Business and Life
1. Aufl.

von: Bob Rosen, Emma-Kate Swann

19,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 19.07.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781119508441
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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Conscious is a deeply human approach to personal change Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. Ambushed by speed, complexity, and uncertainty, many of us are unprepared for this acceleration. We act on autopilot as new challenges confront us. We are too reactive to problems and miss out on opportunities. We get hijacked by conflicting values and polarizing relationships. We face uncertainty with fear and mistrust. Stress and burnout are pervasive as many of us do not perform up to our potential. Organizations are not adapting well either. Seventy percent of change efforts fail. Slow execution, unrealized growth, unhealthy cultures, and obsession with short-term results undermine long-term success. Inside communities, there is more tension, diminishing trust in our institutions, and a growing inability to solve our most complex social problems. The primary culprit for these maladies is our lack of awareness. Let’s face it: Our current approach to change is running out of steam. And the cost of unaware people is too high to pay. In this age of acceleration, we need a fresh approach to living and leading. CONSCIOUS is our wake-up call – to be aware, awake, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. Conscious is the new smart. As one of the premier global experts on leadership and transformation, Bob Rosen and Healthy Companies have revealed a profound truth about modern-day change: the most successful people, at all levels of society, follow four powerful practices of being conscious: Go Deep – Discover your inner self Think Big – See a world of possibilities Get Real – Be honest and intentional Step Up – Act boldly and responsibly Conscious is your personal roadmap through transformation – helping you adapt and accelerate into the future. To create sustainable change for yourself and your business. Why not be the one with your head lights on while others are driving in the dark?
PART I CONSCIOUS IS THE NEW SMART 1 The Wild, Wireless World 3 2 Conscious Is the New Smart 13 3 The Path to Being Conscious 21 4 Your Return on Investment 31 PART II GO DEEP To Discover Your Inner Self 5 Who Is That Person in the Mirror? 39 6 Discover Your Innate Wisdom 47 7 Can You See the Alligator in the Trees? 55 8 Discomfort Is the New Immunization 61 9 Your Roots of Conscious Living 67 10 Travel Light 75 PART III THINK BIG To See a World of Possibilities 11 A 280-Character Universe 87 12 Be Your Own Drone 93 13 Leverage Your Personal Ecosystem 99 14 Develop Your Google Mind 109 15 “And” Is the New “Or” 115 16 Inclusion Is the Road to Innovation 121 PART IV GET REAL With Your Accelerators and Hijackers 17 Transforming Yourself 133 18 The Three Faces of Anxiety 143 19 Feed Your Accelerators 151 20 Befriend Your Hijackers 159 PART V STEP UP To Your Highest Potential 21 Live Your Higher Purpose 173 22 Amplify Your Personal Sensors 179 23 Lead with Constructive Impatience 185 24 Make Civility Your Guide 191 25 Build a Shared Consciousness 197 26 Help Your Garden Grow 203 27 Leave a Legacy 209 Notes & Further Reading 213 Acknowledgments 231 About the Authors 235 Index 239
BOB ROSEN is the founder and CEO of Healthy Companies. He is a trusted global CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author who has long been on a mission to transform the world of business. Healthy Companies has the singular goal of helping executives and managers achieve their leadership potential and build healthy, high-performing, and sustainable organizations. He is a global keynote speaker, media commentator and the author of Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World. EMMA-KATE SWANN is Vice President, Leadership and Transformation at Healthy Companies. She works alongside the team to both support and lead key client engagements. Swann coaches executives on optimizing their performance, helps organizations navigate through change, and guides executive teams in building more productive relationships.
Our world is changing faster than our ability to adapt. The disruptive forces of speed, uncertainty, complexity, technology, com- petition, and globalization have fundamentally altered the way we live and work. Some of us are changing and adapting with the times, but many are falling behind. The primary culprit is our lack of awareness. To face the challenge of these unsettling times, we need a new approach to living and leading. Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life reveals a deeply human approach to personal change and lays out the powerful lessons and skills we need to accelerate change within ourselves and our organizations. Conscious is our wake-up call—to be aware, agile, and accountable. Nothing is more important than understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our surroundings. Being conscious helps us think deeper, learn faster, and collaborate better. The more conscious we are, the faster we adapt, and the higher performing we become. As one of the premier global experts on leadership and transformation, Bob Rosen, psychologist and founder of Healthy Companies, and executive coach Emma-Kate Swann, reveal a profound truth about modern- day change: the most successful people, at all levels of society, follow four powerful practices of being conscious: Go Deep helps you discover your inner self. Think Big enables you to see a world of possibilities. Get Real shows you how to be honest and intentional. Step Up empowers you to act boldly and responsibly. Conscious is your personal roadmap through transformation—to help you adapt and accelerate in this relentlessly changing world. Conscious people bring their best selves to the table, and challenge others to redefine what it means to be successful. Choose to be the one with the headlights on, not the one driving in the dark.
Praise for CONSCIOUS "This book is outstanding. Well-timed in today's environment. Conscious will help people in all walks of life adapt and thrive in the age of acceleration. We need change leaders everywhere." —Brian Cornell, Chairman and CEO, Target "In Conscious, Bob Rosen offers a lifetime of wisdom between two covers. It's far too easy today to go through life with blinders on, focusing only on tasks at hand and priorities of the moment. His insights into human nature, professional relationships, the importance of listening deeply to others, and his belief in the limitlessness of human capabilities are inspiring and memorable. Highly recommended." —Michael D'Ambrose, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Archer, Daniels, Midland Company "Bob Rosen's timely, well-written new book goes to the heart of what it takes to lead in today's complex world: being aware of yourself and your surroundings is the essence of sustaining success. The message deserves to be widely read and followed to produce better leaders at all levels for the 21st century." —Bill George, professor of management practice, Harvard Business School; former Chair & CEO, Medtronic; bestselling author of Discover Your True North "Rosen and Swann make a powerful assertion: Conscious is the new smart! They remind us that the foundation for all leadership and performance is the deepening of humanity. 'Conscious' taps into our innate wisdom and aligns our head and heart to achieve transformation in our lives. This book is a must read. It just may spark a movement toward a more balanced and meaningful approach to work and life." —Kathleen T. Ross, PhD, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Institute for Peace "In a world of ever-accelerating change, Bob Rosen puts his finger on the key to survival: consciousness — being aware of what's going on around us, so we can take action to adapt. Leaders who read Conscious will be well-equipped to help guide their teams to thrive in the turbulent years to come." —Mike McGuire, CEO, Grant Thornton LLP "Read Rosen's groundbreaking new book, Conscious! It is your personal roadmap through transformation: Go Deep, Think Big, Get Real, Step Up. The book lays out a compelling, personal, and proven path for adapting into the future." —Marshall Goldsmith, the international bestselling author or editor of 36 books including What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Triggers "In this compelling and practical work, Bob Rosen tells us why being CONSCIOUS is so important. Whether you're leading yourself, leading others or leading a company, it's absolutely necessary to learn what it takes to be conscious all the time. The increasing pace of change around us can put our protect and defend mechanisms into overdrive and derail even the best of intentions. Be Conscious to find the light." —Lisa Mascolo, founder and CEO, Listen, Learn, Lead

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