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GLOBAL UNREST, NATIONWIDE PROTESTS, THE CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE, ARE OUR ORGANIZATIONS FAR BEHIND?

November 2nd, 2011

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Contact: Take Charge Consultants, Inc.
Mary Ellen Powell
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 Global unrest, nationwide protests, the call for a General Strike, are our organizations far behind?

The need for leaders to wake up, reconnect and re-engage the workforce is now.

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Coatesville, PA – Global unrest, nationwide protests, the call for a General Strike, are our organizations far behind?  Mindful leadership expert, Dr. Rosaria Hawkins, thinks not.  Her blog yesterday noted that there’s a growing sense of unrest—from the Arab spring, to the European austerity protests, to the TEA party, the Occupy movement, and the 53 percenters. There is a call for a General Strike in Oakland and across other US cities today. The tipping point nears. Dr. Hawkins believes our organizations are not far behind—as people’s need to have a voice, to be heard, to be respected, to be connected, and to be known in ways that honor, explore, and unlock potential—have gone unaddressed in the world of work for far too long.

Organizational leaders are often oblivious to the power they yield, the environment they create, the constraints they place, and the ways in which they hold the passions and convictions of others in abeyance.

Dr. Hawkins offers these five strategies:

1. Humble yourself: What do you do that hinders, hurts, demoralizes, and yes, even, oppresses others (their thoughts, passions, and self-concept)? If you can’t find an answer to this question that is unsettling, you haven’t gone beyond your own ego. Look harder.

2. Acknowledge to others that upon reflection you believe you could be a much better leader and help others create even better products and services.

3. Open yourself to the truth: Ask questions such as the following “How passionate are you about the work that we do?” “What do I or others do that keep you from becoming the person and leader you were destined to be?” “What do I really need to do to understand who you are, the talents you bring, and the potential of which you’re capable?”

4. Listen (with acceptance, reverence and curiosity). Do NOT allow your ego to get in the way.

5. Baby-step it forward. Act on what you’ve learned. Do something every day. You’ll make mistakes along the way. The old you will fight the transition, the new you will be fearful of losing control. Apologize when needed. Ask for help and feedback. Keep mind and heart open.

The need for leaders to wake up, reconnect and re-engage the workforce is now. To read the post in its entirety, please visit the blog at www.themindfulleadershipblog.com

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Take Charge Consultants, Inc., has a 33-year proven history providing leadership development and consulting services that build mindful leaders—that is, leaders who transcend previous performance levels, establish strong, productive relationships, maximize business results, and successfully navigate complex environments. Filomena D. Warihay, Ph.D., and Daniel N. Kanouse, Ph.D., founded the firm in 1977. The company’s web site is www.takechargeinc.com. Take Charge is headquartered in Coatesville, PA, with offices in Harrisburg, PA; Oceanport, NJ; Richmond, VA; and Ft. Myers, FL.