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Apr 15, 2024

In this episode, we're rethinking leadership with Nicholas Janni, author of “Leader As Healer” and teacher at IMD Business School and the University of Oxford Said Business School. Nicholas introduces the revolutionary concept of leaders as healers, advocating for a shift from the hyper-rational, imbalanced corporate norms that prioritize doing over being. He shares how integrating emotional intelligence and deep personal connections can transform leadership effectiveness.

Join us as Nicholas shares how embracing our whole selves helps businesses and the people who work in them can thrive together.

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 Episode Highlights

  • The critical role of leaders in addressing global crises through deep personal and emotional connection.
  • How fostering emotional openness and vulnerability can transform leadership effectiveness and workplace dynamics.
  • Integrating meditative and somatic practices to elevate leaders' perceptual fields and empathy levels.
  • The substantial business benefits of emotionally intelligent leadership, from engagement to profitability.
  • The necessity of taking a leadership approach that prioritizes emotional authenticity for transformative change.
  • How physical awareness and presence enhance leaders' decision-making capabilities and overall effectiveness.
  • Creating organizational cultures that foster resilience and satisfaction.

Nicholas’ view on the greatest unmet wellbeing need at work today

“Emotional the cultivation and welcoming of emotional authenticity. People being allowed to say how they're really feeling and being unconditionally met. There's nothing wrong with feeling frightened, sad. I think without that you'll never have well pay.”

What "working with humans" means to Nicholas

“It means working with the full spectrum of who we are. And most workplaces in my great, extensive experience, function on a very small spectrum of who we really are.”


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Read: Leader as Healer: A new paradigm for 21st-century leadership

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