The Conscious Leader

Shelley Reciniello

with Shelley Reciniello

Psychological Consultant to Organizations

The Conscious Leader

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Moe and Dr. Shelley Reciniello discuss the principles and practices to create a wide-awake and productive workplace.


Mindfulness is as much a discipline as the act of breathing – and whether you’re student, mentor or business builder; the more you practice it, the more meaning you’ll create in your life and in the lives of those you touch.  In preparing for my conversation with Dr. Shelley Reciniello, I became fascinated with her love of tea and remembered these power words by Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh that capture the essence of her message to leaders:

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves -slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

Few will deny that there’s certainly a much greater awareness toward conscious living; still unless those in charge bring this depth of focus to the boardroom, the art side of leadership will remain somewhat elusive.  In her book, The Conscious Leader:  Nine Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-Awake and Productive Workplace, Dr. Reciniello articulates so elegantly why each of us is literally one breath away from seeing an entirely different universe.  Here’s what you’ll learn from her insights:

  • What it means to be a conscious leader
  • The impact a conscious leader has vs a less conscious manager
  • Why self-delusion is a leader’s biggest trap
  • How great leaders celebrate the individuality of each person
  • The correlation between a leadership team and your family dynamics
  • Why healthy conflict unlocks the ingenuity in teams
  • The one immutable habit that the best leaders share