Conscious Leadership

There is a leadership crisis worldwide. We believe Conscious Leadership and the four Essential Qualities are the solution.

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Why Conscious Leadership?

The world is facing a global leadership crisis, from ineffective leadership development initiatives to a lack of trust and sincere appreciation in the workplace, and so much more. Conscious Leadership is a movement towards leadership characterised by self-awareness, personal authenticity, and service to others. It’s a way of leading people and organizations forward, all while maintaining humanity at the core. Balance Potential highlights four key traits essential to Conscious Leadership:

Self-awareness. Insight > Foresight. Service to others. Compassion.

The Conscious Leadership movement is sweeping the globe, and Balance Potential is committed to sharing it in Hong Kong. In 2017 we launched the Conscious Leadership Series, a public forum where international thought leaders, senior executives, management consultants, academics, and other professionals come together to learn and discuss. It is a platform that facilitates the sharing of knowledge, growth, inspiration and connection, and equips us with tools and insights for developing tomorrow's leaders.

Check out some of the highlights from previous CLS events and see what's in store for 2019.

What does it mean to be a conscious leader?

A conscious leader applies tools to develop self-awareness and insight that leads to foresight, does the inner work to become his/her most authentic self, and compassionately serves others. Let’s explore these essential qualities further:

Essential qualities of a conscious leader:

What are the elements of this trait?

What are the tools for cultivating this trait?

What are the outcomes of developing this trait?

Self Awareness

Mindful attention, observation, and curiosity; introspection into one’s thoughts, beliefs, values, motivations, emotions, physiological states, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses.

Meditation, mindfulness practice, heart beat focus, breathing exercises, journaling, personality assessments, yoga, tai chi, and physical exercise.

Integrity, authenticity, clarity of personal values and beliefs, alignment between personal values and behaviors, physiological coherence, being in the flow state, self-acceptance, and the ability to motivate, inspire and influence people.

Insight > Foresight

Intuition, left and right brain integration, being in touch with the future while maintaining presence, “Systems aware” – aware of patterns, trends, emerging opportunities.

MindScape, meditation, pranayama, coherence training.

Enhanced creativity, innovative and out of the box thinking , optimistic and pragmatic mindset, visionary leadership, ability to create desired outcomes.

Service to Others

Humility, selflessness, personal security, self-assuredness, responsible leadership – making decisions and acting in a way that is serving the highest good of everyone around you.

Empowered teams, shared power, creating win-win solutions, positive influence on teams and people.


Self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-forgiveness, empathy, leading from the heart.

Emotional intelligence, empathy.

Fuels collaboration by building trust and respect, stronger commitment to the organisation, increased levels of engagement.

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Workplace Wellness Programs

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Conscious Leadership Series

Learn more about Balance Potential Conscious Leadership Series events and register for the next one.

Mindful Leadership Summit

The world’s largest gathering devoted to the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace.

Conscious Leadership Group

An organisation that support leaders and their teams to eliminate drama, build trust, and create conscious cultures.

Our Partners
Work with other organisations and individuals who are devoted to transforming leadership through a variety of training programs.
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