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Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman and Kaley Warner Klemp

A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success

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The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp is a guide to becoming a more self-aware and effective leader through adopting specific commitments that promote conscious decision-making, accountability, and collaborative relationships.

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    There are two kinds of leaders: conscious and unconscious.

    Many leaders consider themselves successful, even if their workplace has a stressful atmosphere or they don't have strong relationships in their personal lives. Success, however, doesn't have to come at the price of true contentment – you can find success and personal happiness if you lead a conscious life.

    A person can live – and lead – in one of two ways: consciously or unconsciously.

    Unconscious leaders don't respond well to changes in their environment. They cling to old models and patterns, even when it's counterproductive – that's why they always view themselves as victims of circumstance. They think their success and personal happiness is produced by outside factors.

    Conscious leaders, on the other hand, are much better at living in the moment. They learn from whatever situation they're in and know they have the power to change it.

    Don't think of conscious leading as a stage you reach. It's really a state of mind – and you can deliberately enter it at any time.

    How?

    By always staying honest with yourself and the position you're in. Living unconsciously might sound unpleasant, but it's actually the norm for most people. If you're happy, there’s nothing wrong with unconscious living; however, if you want to be a leader who fosters creative energy in the workplace and builds strong relationships, you have to be honest with yourself about where you stand. After all, you have to make a conscious effort to lead a life of conscious leadership.

    You can aim to be a conscious leader by using the 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership.

    Contrary to popular belief, commitments are not promises for the future. They're statements about your present reality. When you can determine the things you're committed to, you can assess whether you're a conscious or unconscious leader.

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    What is The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership about?

    The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership (2014) teaches you how to become a conscious leader – a leader who inspires positive change, creates a great work atmosphere and builds close relationships in their personal life. Because leading is about a lot more than just giving orders.

    The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership Review

    The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership (2014) is a thought-provoking guide that helps leaders develop a new mindset and approach to leadership. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With its practical tools, it equips leaders with the skills to foster conscious communication, collaboration, and accountability within their teams.
    • By sharing personal stories and experiences, the authors make the concepts relatable and demonstrate the effectiveness of the commitments in real-life scenarios.
    • It challenges traditional leadership models by offering fresh insights that encourage self-awareness, personal growth, and creating a positive impact in both professional and personal spheres.

    Who should read The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership?

    • Leaders who want to create a great work atmosphere
    • People who want to be more productive
    • Those wanting to strengthen their personal relationships

    About the Author

    Jim Dethmer, who has worked with many Fortune 500 CEOS, is a professional speaker and coach. Diana Chapman, an advisor, has worked with over 700 organizational leaders. Kale Warner Klemp is a professional speaker and transformational executive coach.

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    The main message of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership is to encourage leaders to make conscious choices and take responsibility for their own impact.

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    The authors of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership are Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp.