We all couldn’t believe that last week’s Answer The Call to Conscious Leadership event was the last of the year. I think we can all also agree that 2020 has felt like the longest year ever.
I’m calling 2020 “The Year of Perfect Hindsight”, and I truly believe that through the C3 community, with these events and other co-creation between members, we are doing the important work of discussing the common issues that are impacting innovation, productivity, and progress the most. Additionally, we are exploring how to level up our leadership skills so that we can resolve the most urgent issues and collectively move toward a better 2021 and beyond.
In this last event of the year, Tiffany Frasier, President-Elect for ACMP (Atlanta Change Management Professionals), joined us as a panelist to offer her expert insights into how to lead through change. The topic of this training was voted on by our very own C3 community.
Here’s what we discussed:
- What does it mean to walk in your superpower?
- What are we aiming toward?
- What is change aiming to accomplish?
- What is Gen Z contributing to the workforce now?
- What is Gen Z contributing to the future of the workforce?
- What does it mean to bring your whole self to work and when is that really going to be okay?
- How do we reconcile the dichotomous agendas of change?
- i.e. How can we allow for creative input to disrupt systems that aren’t working, while at the same time, making sure that creativity fits into the working systems that exist so that creativity makes a real difference?
- How is political correctness working and how do we reconcile learning to treat people as they want to be treated while still feeling free to express ourselves so that we can bubble up conflicting belief systems to the surface?
- How is compartmentalizing our various roles going and what is needed to be more sustainable?
- What does it look like to be able to talk about anything with your team?
- What do leaders need to embrace in order to level up in the ways that today and tomorrow demand?
- What do leaders have to unlearn?
- Do you even know who your whole/true self is? How do you find out?
- Which leadership skill gap is sure to cause a mass exodus?
- What do we need to learn about fear (ours and others) in order to optimize the good that can come from change?
- What do you do when evolving means sacrificing relationships?
- What is the 2021 motto to replace “model the way,” and why is that no longer valid?
- What does it look like for leaders to really support each other through these volatile times?
- Before you offer leadership programming, what do you have to allow and decide?
- What is the distinction between functioning and moving forward and how do you move from one to the other?
- How have we been measuring success that has been more harmful than helpful and how do we correct it?
- What is the starting point of making change? (Hint: Tiffany says this is the best advice she has ever received.)
- What do you do when you are juggling a lot of balls and some are sure to drop?
- What happens when companies don’t invest in developing their leaders, and where does a company start developing its leaders?
- What do you have to know before you can make decisions the right way?
- How should we be thinking about selflessness and self-care in 2021?
- What is the value of professional organizations?
I am also now referring to the C3 community as the public radio/television of LinkedIn Groups, because our content is directly community-driven. Perhaps the BEST thing about the group is that the content is also community-contributed!
So many of our members have been creating ripples in their own organizations and beyond. If you want to rock the boat, you need a big wave. If you want to flip the boat over, you need a huge wave. This is what we are working together toward.
If you are not yet in the C3 community and you are committed to co-creating a better world through conscious corporate transformation in 2021 and beyond, what are you waiting for? Trust me – you’ll want to be around for the growth we are going to create as a community!
If you haven’t invited the other conscious leaders you admire to this community, what else can we offer to you in 2021 to support you in furthering the conscious leadership movement that would inspire you to invite ALL the leaders you admire?
We have a 2020 goal of 100 members, and we are SOOOOOO close. We only need 12 more members in the next 20 days to reach this goal. I challenge everyone to be that value creator for your leadership colleagues and invite them to this community.
Karen Huller is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a leadership and career development firm specializing in executive branding and conscious culture, in 2006.
While the bulk of her 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.
Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot.
She was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business She is an Instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) where some of her students won the 2018 national YEA competition, were named Ernst & Young’s America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, and won the 2019 People’s Choice Award.
She is board secretary for the Upper Merion Community Center and just finished serving as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, for which she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. She lives in King of Prussia with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.