Episode 74: Bold, Soulful Leadership
Too often we are told what to do to develop good leadership. What if we used of our own thinking, feeling and being to help us know exactly what to do to contribute to the greatness of ourselves, our organizations and our planet?
Zana Goic Petricevic is the author of Bold Reinvented: Next Level Leading with Courage, Consciousness And Conviction. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active™ coach, Organization and Relationship Systems Certified coach, and Leadership Circle® certified practitioner.
Zana’s view on the greatest unmet wellbeing need at work today
"We forget that there are humans around us that do the work, there are not outcome-producing machines. They're actually human beings with their needs, their values, their thoughts, their emotions, with their being whole and just bringing all of themselves out there. And as much as we need to choose to respect task orientation, we need to couple that with relationship orientation, and really see those people as people."
What “working with humans” means to Zana
“The only thing that gives meaning is being completely aware of the fact that you're working with humans, and that they are a collection of their dreams. And, if you never stop and never look them in the eyes, and never ask them some questions, you may get to live by them for a number of years or decades, and never get to know them through their dreams. Imagine how much of a missed potential there is and how much of a unfulfilled humanity there is. It's one of those things that you probably going to regret at the very end of your lifetime.
Now, I know there is a mastery in putting that yes, end together, putting the tasks that need to be done, and the relationships that need to be cherished. But I believe that we can do that. Because we humans, we are designed for connection. We only need to surrender ourselves to it.”