At Integral Response, self-awareness, ongoing practices, embracing failures, working on the whole self, and finding meaning and purpose are cornerstones of our executive leadership coaching philosophy. The following quotes help illustrate this.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung, Psychologist
To create real change requires awareness of our unconscious, almost automatic reactions and patterns. Cultivating the observer within us is key to developing awareness.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle, Philosopher
We are what we practice and we’re always practicing something. So, to make changes we need to practice something new and different.
"My mother used to say: ‘Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a stepping stone to success.’" – Arianna Huffington, Media Magnate
While we’re making changes, we need to embrace failure as learning opportunities. Patience and self-compassion are required if we are to learn from our mistakes.
"You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.” – Peter Drucker, Management Expert
By working on the whole self we can see improvements in both personal and professional life. The greatest impact a leader can have on an organization is to work on oneself.
“Brother David, speak to me of exhaustion.” Brother David replied: “The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest. The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness." – David Whyte, Poet
People are happier and more fulfilled when they have meaning and purpose in their life. When you approach your life authentically and wholeheartedly, work ceases to be work and becomes passion.