Spiritual intelligence: managing cultures

2008

Success as a modern business leader means being able to see and harness the invisible energetic fuel that drives achievement. And this requires spiritual intelligence - the space, freedom and safety to bring our whole selves to work.

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The notion of emotional intelligence has become mainstream and it's about time. Without it, you can't step up the evolutionary rung to access your spiritual intelligence.

Spiritual intelligence was defined almost ten years ago by Peter Senge as the space, freedom and safety to bring our whole Self to work. But judging by the level of employee disengagement, talk about dual personalities (one for work and the other for home) would suggest that leaders at all levels, but particularly at the executive level, have not mastered or merged the set of intelligences to achieve that outcome.

Partly through self-actualization and partly through developing a deeper comfort with not being comfortable expands access to the full spectrum of competencies that inform creating cultures that support rather than control or limit performance.

With Gen Y incapable of separating their emotion from action, the demand to learn and evolve is immediate. Calibrating cultures to keep that kind of creative talent requires a commitment to seeing the invisible energetic fuel that drives achievement.

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Dawna Jones
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