How leaders are judged in a difficult time is not necessarily what they said or did, but how they made people feel. Leaders who are genuinely empathetic and concerned for the needs of those they represent will come across as honest, sincere, and authentic. In this interview, we speak of the essential inner game quality of emotional intelligence and how this combined with self awareness, creates greater social awareness and relationship mastery. When we think and feel into the bigger problems we as a human race, society, and in business need to solve, it all comes down to relationships. Find the path forward to a socially responsible workplace and world with Johanna Lyman.
Johanna Lyman (she/her or they/them) is the Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for Culture and Inclusion at Kadabra. She is a dynamic, energetic Leadership and Culture coach and consultant with nearly 30 years of experience of leadership development and culture change. She is adept at combining coaching, training, and facilitation to help clients build sustainably profitable businesses while creating deep meaning in their work. She believes that inclusion and diversity should be seen as the natural outcomes of building great cultures.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces the importance of cultivating greater emotional intelligence as one of the conscious inner game skills that will allow you to develop relationship mastery and connect with others on a greater level.
[6:36] Introducing Johanna Lyman, who shares the experiences that led her to knowing why conscious leadership in business, integrity and recognizing our shared humanity matters to her.
[10:53] The tools for inner work that Johanna has been engaging in to help her through this VUCA time include meditation, a social media fast, and recognizing the gifts of the pandemic and the lessons we can learn from them.
[17:48] Emotional intelligence and the importance of being present in uncertain times to allow us to develop an increased sense of self-awareness.
[23:14] These unprecedented times have given us the opportunity to change the world from a place of abundance or scarcity to a place of sufficiency.
[27:53] How the flying trapeze and bouldering can teach us to let go of the things we are used to holding onto in order to move toward something better.
[30:50] The four aspects of emotional intelligence as they relate to upping the inner and the outer game and our ability to lead consciously.
[38:17] Everyone is feeling more than they’ve ever felt before in this pandemic, and the weight of the feelings is resting on leaders who have not been trained to manage it all. What can be done about it? Start with the Zoom In, Zoom Out practice.
[42:48] How to refine the critical piece of emotional intelligence in all that we are learning in these unprecedented times.
[46:08] Supporting leaders and workplaces in the important conversations that need to be taking place right now starts with embracing the fact that mistakes are going to be made.
[50:12] The various levels of learning that can effectively create change, including addressing and unraveling racism.
[55:37] Prioritizing people over the planet and protecting people of color so that we can save our planet and create a more equitable workplace for everyone.
[58:38] Johanna shares a message of hope for listeners to become the cultivated leaders the world needs now.