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Contemplative Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Contemplation is a process of experiencing ourselves as part of a larger whole, of being fully present—in heart, mind, and body—to what is in a way that allows us to creatively respond and work towards what could be[1]; and while contemplation is commonly associated with meditation and mindfulness, a contemplative practice can be harbored in our work as well.

 

I have been working with entrepreneurs and teaching entrepreneurship for over 20 years. Being successful as an entrepreneur requires understanding of the inter-relationship of what you want to accomplish, how you go-about achieving your goal, and who you are in this pursuit. 

 

For the  entrepreneur, recognizing, pursuing and developing creative and innovative ideas to solve problems and receive the subsequent rewards is their reason for being. 

 

Entrepreneurial success is built upon a foundation of doing  of activities including ideation, marker evaluation, business planning, and subsequent launching. The highly successful, however, are seen having habits of integrating “being” activities of contemplation that enable a deeper understanding of purpose and meaning for themselves and their businesses.

 

It is the pursuit of experiencing ourselves as part of a larger whole, of being fully present—in heart, mind, and body—to what is in a way that allows us to creatively respond and work towards what could be.

 

Our work help entrepreneurs implement the practical and best management practices of entrepreneurship with the pursuit of purpose and meaning in their work.

 

[1] Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, https://cac.org/about-cac/what-is-contemplation/