What Is Energy and How Does It Relate to Leadership
By Laurent Vuibert
PCC, CPCC, MBA – Founder Personal And Team Executive Coach
Founder of Authentic Choices
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with thousands of people. Many conversations I had with those people have been about them recognising their energy and what they could do with it about other people’s energy.
Today, I want us to transcend the more traditional way of talking about energy and leadership and appreciate the collapse between the source of your energy and its impact when you allow it.
- Degree of consciousness/ awareness: The more aware we become of ourselves and what’s driving us, the more we access energy flowing through us and the emotions informing how we relate to each other. So the more you work with yourself or with a coach or anybody else at recognising without pushing away, without trying to grasp the quality of the energy in yourself, the easier it will be for you to have an impact and recognise other people’s impact. This works for us as leaders in organisations but also in the rest of life, family, friends and so on.
- Range of impact from individual to systemic. In some ways, in the same way as we all see colours differently – we don’t see the same rainbow: (- , hear sounds differently. With time and practice, we learn to believe in the labels we apply to what we believe we see, hear, smell, touch, and think about them and therefore forget that a big part of our roles as humans is to engage with the nuances of perception existing between all of us to factor this gap which ironically creates the world as we see it through our interactions.
This is a liberating mind-bender when you see it.
When we start to be in a relationship with our energy, we do the necessary work and practice to develop some nuance about what’s happening inside us; we start to read the energy field, which guides the conversation and the behaviours of people around us. So paying attention to energy at the individual level is liberating our co-creative capacity at the collective and systemic levels.
- Range of energy. Getting access to our natural self, reconnecting with our origin as natural beings, and having deliberate practice and discipline of exploring who and what we are as humans so that we can access all of the nuances. In many ways, when we reclaim a more holistic relationship with nature, we also learn to be more inclusive and accepting of our natural relationship with energy at the human level.
The planet invites us to recognise our original relationship to nature and its nuances. When we reconnect with this essential truth, we start to engage with each other differently and move from a dominating, extracting perspective to a collaborative, systemic, co-creative relationship.
I’m curious about your perspective towards this and how this impacts you. Let’s keep the conversation rolling in the comment section below!