Leadership development really isnt just about job performance. At the heart of leadership is personal and professional growth. They are not separated; they are inextricably linked. We are whole beings, with a spirit, emotions, an intellect/mind and a physical body. It is this tendency to artificially separate and compartmentalize ourselves that has led many professionals to a state of chronic insecurity, fear and feeling unfulfilled and separate from others and life itself.
Where does this tendency come from? To simplify it, it begins in the mind, specifically within our left-brain in general. Some of the functions of the left-brain include bringing the qualities of individualism/feeling separate, linear, logical, step-by-step thinking, a focus on physical survival and a need for predictability. Unto themselves these are useful qualities. It becomes a problem, however, when it is unbalanced and over depended upon.