SQ Leadership - spiritually intelligent leadership

 

Spiritually intelligent leaders are the wisest of leaders who shape our future for the better. They are purpose driven leaders, who know how to inspire other people and bring them along on a journey into crafting new visions. They are change makers who navigate uncertainty and turbulence of transformation gracefully. They are authentic and caring people, who build connections. 

It is my vision that more businesses have the courage to invite spiritual intelligence into leadership instead of fearing it or dismiss the spiritual aspect of our leadership as ‘woo-woo’!
 

But stepping into full intelligence and consciousness as leaders is not an easy path. It requires courage, responsibility and will power.

In my work with leaders, I meet so many that want to take that leap and show up more fully. But they often feel like the black sheeps standing out in a herd of whites.

I have created this portal to show you that you are not alone. I want you to know that other leaders are walking by your side on their own journey to rise within to make a powerful impact through their leadership. Even if they walk a thousand miles away from you.

I am in the process of writing a book that shows the impact of spiritual intelligence and share the stories of leaders who embrace this in their leadership. Do you know a leader, who fits this description?  Or is that person you? Please let me know. The stories of a new kind of leadership deserves to be shared. So if it is you – or someone you know, please contact me.
 
 

Videos

Meet some of the leaders I have interviewet globally about leading consciously and spiritually intelligent. They all have different stories and have walked down different paths to get to where they are today. But they all share about the same intrinsic wisdom that arise from walking the path of a spiritual intelligent leader. Stay tuned to this page – more interviews will come!

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Arielle Semin, Innovation and Sustainability director, Nestle

BRING SOUL INTO LEADING 
Arielle Semin has been on a spiritual path since she started her first professional job. For many years her spiritual path was disconnected from her career path until she had the realization that there was no difference between the two. In this clip she talks about the aha-moment that brought all of herself into her leadership. 

Bringing the soul into leadership Arielle Semin has been on a spiritual path since she started her first professional job. For many years her spiritual path was disconnected from her career path until she had the realization that there was no difference between the two. In this clip she talks about the aha-moment that brought all of herself into her leadership

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Stella Nisreen, Owner and CEO of Beauty Avenue

SENSING RIGHT DECISIONS
Stella assign a lot of her success to her spiritual side, which over the years has infused more and more of Stella’s business decisions. In this clips she talks specifically about the importance of sensing and listerning to guidance for her leadership. ‘Beaty Avenue’ is a 4 storey Spa focusing only on holistic, natural and sustainable beauty services.

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Jean Pitzo, Owner and CEO of Ace Metal Craft

SPIRITUALITY IN LEADERSHIP
Jean talks about what it means for her to bring spiritual intelligence into her leadership.
 She has created a trust based culture, and
ACE has been honored numerous times for outstanding business practices, workplace culture, and industry and community outreach – including an award for a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. For Jean her personal evolutionary journey is deeply connected with the success of her company. Ace Metal Crafts is a stainless steel manufacturer of fabricated and machined components parts.

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Payal Kumar, Professor

COURAGE
Spirituality has been present in all of Payal’s life in various expressions, and as such has also infused her leadership. An important aspect of spiritual intelligence is having the courage to speak out in the face of adversity – and this also characterize Payal’s path as a leader. Here she explains how that can show up in leadership. Dr Payal Kumar is a former journalist, and thereafter worked as a Vice President in SAGE Publications. Today she is a Professor and Chair (HR/OB) at BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, India

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Claude Philoche, Head of Division, ENGIE

RESPONSIBILITY
Claude talks about the purpose and responsibility one has a leader, which goes beyond oneself. Claude is one of the 160.000 employees working for ENGIE, a French multinational electric utility company committed to harmonious progress. Claude has a background in investment banking prior to working for ENGIE, where he today is responsible for the division that among others deals with information system, digital, innovation and mathematical models. 

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James Redenbaugh, Chief Design Officer at Montaia

LEADING FROM PRINCIPLES
James talks about the spiritual dimension of the leadership principles that inform the way him and his partner run the company. As you will hear, they include 3 questions that everybody can always use as inspiration for their own leadership: Am I connecting? Am I supporting? And am I inspiring?
James has co-founded the digital agency Montaia to bring purposeful people and purposeful projects into authentic digital expressions.

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Laura Zumdahl, CEO and President of New Moms

THE BEST ADVICE
Laura’s spirituality infuse all aspects of her leadership. Here she talks about all the important things that you do not learn in business school. 

Under her leadership, New Moms has doubled in size, expanding its geographic footprint and capacity to transform the lives of mothers and children in Chicago. She is a regular columnist for Nonprofit Pro and a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. She’s also recognized as a thought leader in the nonprofit sector