Resonance is a powerful collective energy that reverberates among people and supports higher productivity, creativity, a sense of unity, a sense of purpose, and results. Resonance comes from our ability to use our own cognitive and biological systems to master skills of self-awareness, awareness of others, empathy, and emotional intelligence.
Resonant leaders use emotional and social intelligence skills to renew themselves, create positive relationships, and foster a healthy, vibrant environment to engage others toward a common goal. They do this through mindfulness, hope and compassion.
Mindfulness: The awareness of what is really happening within your body, mind, heart and spirit, while paying attention to what is going on around you.
Hope: Charting a course of action on clearly articulated goals, believing the goals can be met and eventually reaching them with a sense of well-being.
Compassion: Compassion is empathy in action — not just caring, but helping others to discover their dreams and helping to achieve them.
As importantly, Resonant Leaders manage negative emotions, using them carefully, consciously and appropriately. Such leaders exude emotions that are contagious and affect all around them. These leaders are consciously attuned to people, focus them on a common cause, build a sense of community, and create a climate that unleashes peoples' passion, energy, and unified spirit. They are able to remain calm and stay focused in order to manage themselves and others effectively under stress and/or when dealing with ambiguous circumstances. Resonant leaders also facilitate empowerment, acting in ways that leave the people around them (colleagues, team members, employees, suppliers, community members, etc.) feeling stronger and more capable. They encourage participation and teamwork by staying intensely in touch with what those they lead are thinking and feeling to motivate and energize them.
Resonant work environments support health and well-being, encourage collaboration and innovation, engage and motivate employees, and ultimately lead to improved overall performance.