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Chapter 73: Practice of Mindful Intuition: Bi-directional Openness: The Skill of Expressing and Sensing Leadership that Serves a Group

Practice of Mindful Intuition: Bi-directional Openness: The Skill of Expressing and Sensing Leadership that Serves a Group
Practice of mindful intuition: Bi-directional openness: The skill of expressing and sensing leadership that serves a group
Yumi Sera

‘What is the secret of your leadership'? I was often asked.

Though young, I was the president of the biggest educational student organization serving over 100 member organizations in Japan. Our team succeeded in putting together a one-week retreat camp for 212 university students from all over the country. In retrospect, all actions towards the achievement as a group leader came in this order:

  • Listening into the shared space with the entire body and carefully paying attention to the situation, resources, and people around.
  • Experiencing a story of success as an image.
  • Tracing the ...
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