For a body that is made up of people, organisations are surprisingly devoid of humanness and emotions.
But emotions are the fuel that run human beingness and when healthy can elevate leaders to be great role models and champions of people, leading them onwards and upwards on their own journeys too.
However most people don't have upbringings or workplace training to develop emotionally whole capacities. No where is this more important than anyone who has authority over the lives of other people - such as managers.
The degree of emotional wholeness determines the degree to which you allow others to grow.
This is because emotions, which often fester sub-consciously and unaware become the directing forces behind behaviours. When we don't feel whole, for example feeling a need to prove ourself or seek approval then these sub-conscious forces drive behaviours that are self-serving and self-protecting.
Recognising those emotions through self-awareness can help us to become conscious of our motives especially when they limit our ability to champion the people we manage.
As long as managers protect their own needs first and channel all their energies into compensating for their perceived insufficiencies there will be little or no emotional capacity left to develop others to grow and shine. And that means cutting off any potential for their best work.
The most powerful leaders of people are not self-serving. They are emotionally whole and know they are enough and so can let their people be fully expressed, high achieving, thriving individuals with no fear of being over-shadowed and feeling diminished. On the contrary their achievements make the manager look good!
Our training allows managers to become self-aware about their levels of emotional wholeness and to recognise emotions that are limiting great people management skills.