The business world is in the midst of major transformation, as professionals across industries are questioning the long-standing beliefs that drive their business behaviors.
Beliefs about how we work: our productivity in time and space. And even deeper, beliefs about who we are: our innate value as human beings.
The people-first paradigm is foundational in the emerging business landscape, and it’s in your power to lead purposefully today.
Here’s how: Put relationships at the forefront of your business.
The conscious leader values relationships and possesses a high commitment to matching their words and actions. Doing so requires a willingness to go deeper, which means mastering 3 internal processes:
- Start with your relationship to yourself. What do you believe to be true about your potential? (Hint: If you believe you have to do more or become someone to be successful, your answer may be in recognizing and releasing of the belief of not doing or being enough.)
- Next, look to the people around you. What do you tend to notice about other people? What beliefs do you have about their potential? These perceptions often reveal the unconscious barriers to creating meaningful, growth-fostering relationships.
- Finally, acknowledge your relationship to the world. What narratives are you subscribing to about society? Your everyday actions in business – from your communications to your operations- will reflect your views about humanity.
While many align with people-first philosophy, those who have mastered putting it into their daily business practice have an embodied approach: We make our decisions with individual, relational, and cultural awareness.
To learn 7 people-first practices to re-humanize your work, get your free Higher Playbook here and notice the impact it has for yourself, your relationships, and your business.