By Rasheed Ogunlaru (United Kingdom)

Leading life coach, speaker and business/corporate coach Rasheed Ogunlaru, author of Soul Trader – Putting the Heart Back into business lifts the lid on new type of leader, manager and entrepreneur that’s emerging to meet today’s/tomorrow’s challenges.

“Tomorrow’s leaders will not lead dictating from the front – nor pushing from the back. They will lead from the centre; from the heart” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

From politics to business and throughout the companies that we work in there is a crisis in leadership. You only need to look at how people in the UK and many countries feel about their politicians and their bosses in the workplace to see that we still live in the hangover of an old command and control, inflexible style of leadership that leads to poor show outs in the polls and underperformance at work.

However something encouraging is emerging; it’s always been there but the challenges that we face economically, environmentally and in our communities is such that it’s coming more to the fore – and that something is what I call ‘heart centred leadership’.

Heart centred leadership is about deeply understanding yourself, your environment, the people you serve be it in business, politics or your organisation and empowering and enabling them.

Source: iCN Issue 5 (Leadership Coaching); page 66

About Rasheed Ogunlaru

Rasheed Ogunlaru is a leading life coach, speaker and business corporate coach whose clients include Chief Executives, entrepreneurs, organisations and the public. For more visit his website or follow him on Twitter @rasheedogunlaru His book Soul Trader – Putting the Heart Back into Business is available from Kogan page, bookshops and on Amazon.  He is also a life/business coach partner to the British Library’s Business & IP Centre where he runs the Soul Trader workshop each month in the United Kingdom.