The Power of Psychology at Work


During National Psychology Week, some years back, I was invited to be one of three experts in a panel. Collectively, we shared from almost a century of experience in delivering transformational leadership services, to people within the context of their workplaces.

Some of the significant themes that resonated with the roughly 100 delegates from diverse industry, government and consulting backgrounds, was the importance of a leader being able to embody the dimensions of leadership that positively influence other people who identify with them.

In this age of rapid internet information spread and increasing levels of formal tertiary education across our workforce, the ability of a leader to possess advanced technical knowledge or key theoretical/academic knowledge is no longer that exclusive. Most well-read professionals can choose to source that information or knowledge directly for themselves as required.

However, a leader who can embody ways to nurture the human spirit, for example, becomes a powerful person of influence.

A leader who can create a workplace for their colleagues to grow and learn despite organisational upheavals and financial challenges that ebb and flow, becomes a powerful person of influence. Such a leader encourages the best aspects of the team to emerge, by their embodiment and modelling of loving kindness, compassion and courage in their professional role.

These are the type of advanced leadership attributes which can be targeted when you book executive coaching and leadership development with me, or join the Executive Leadership Forum program.

Janet Camilleri