Consciousness in Business and Training 2

What is the meaning of Consciousness in business? Contrary to popular belief this is not a foreign concept. We as training professionals can really take this straight into the business environment. The concepts definitions are really very wide, but I would like to just highlight one topic, “being aware of your self”. Wiki has the following definition: Self-Awareness Theory states that when we focus our attention on ourselves, we evaluate and compare our current behavior to our internal standards and values. We become self-conscious as objective evaluators of ourselves.

Businesses all over the world are slowly waking up to the value of EQ (emotional intelligence) and SQ (spiritual intelligence), a style of leadership that allows one to lead with compassion, peace and wisdom.

Here are some tools that can get you or your learners thinking:

  • What do you want in your life?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What motivates you and makes you happy?
  • What you want to change about yourself or about your life?
  • What are your achievements so far
  • How do you relate to others?
  • What does the term “need to improve as a person” mean to you?
  • What are your most important beliefs and values?
  • How do you see yourself as a person?
    • Become aware of your actions in your daily tasks, such as pausing before you become angry with your co-worker, staff member or boss.

It also means getting personal. If you really want to make a conscious difference take time out to know yourself, love yourself and start exploring getting closer to your co-workers.

I could go into great detail about this, do yourself a favour and search the term and you will see that there is so much more to this.

I always successfully introduce ice breakers in the class room that give pause to think about yourself, then share yourself. My learners invariably walk away having had more than the skill that they came to learn. Opening up and becoming softer in business and training environment can really be a strong thing to do… what are your thoughts on this?


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About Tass Schwab

At the centre of my business is a practice of stillness and authenticity. I am in this business to upskill people for a sustainable future. To encourage skills development that care for our planet, people and all its diversity Through this deep knowledge of self I bring to the classroom consciousness in Facilitation and Consistent well written course material. I endeavor to make any soft skill or business skill given to me an experience beyond what the material dictates. I have a full repository of already written material available that you can contact me for. I also provide Accreditation Services. Being conscious of your actions from within simply makes good business sense now.

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2 thoughts on “Consciousness in Business and Training

  • Tass Schwab Post author

    Thank you for the positive feedback Alan. Yes – introducing concepts from some of the finest minds such as Viktor Frankl and Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham is all part and parcel of the value add that I incorperate in the classroom. Careful preparation before training is crucial to know what to bring into the classroom. Also have a bag full of extras that can fit in with the training to cater for the various personalities you might encounter. I have even used Vision Boards in Project Management training! Then translated that into a business sense once they have understood their own process…

  • Alan Hill

    Hi Tass. Nice blog – some interesting ideas. Do you incorporate feedback into self awareness, e.g. Johari’s window? Knowing yourself is a lifetime’s work.