Or, you spend time with someone and walk away thinking, "I feel so good when I'm around them." They have such a good vibe.
The Beach Boys' read regarding human interaction is really quite scientific (...of course I don't know if they really knew this!) and is also what we need in leadership today!
Vibe is a shorten representation of the word vibration.
Though vibe seems to be derived from and seen as the language of the 60's era, little did we know back then how scientific that word was and how a lot of social lingo or slang we use, even today, is grounded in that science..."feelin' me?" (emotional intelligence).
By the way, leaders have a vibe. A company brand has a vibe.
There is a universal energy that connects us all and which we experience whether we're aware of it or not. We are interconnected to a variety of energy elements within our universe.
So, for starters, there is an individual vibe, which in metaphysical terms could be considered an individual's spirit or essence of who they are. It is the source that dictates how we interact with others and also contributes to the collective vibe of a group.
"...there is a fortuitous connection between the physiology of consciousness, the function of the nervous system and the physics of the universe." David Hawkins, Power vs. Force
Side note: Another word familiar to many to describe vibe is chemistry.
Here's two examples:
> The discovery of mirror neurons in the brain that detect smiles and laughter and causes a similar response. (You can read more about this in the article Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership).
> The energy level of certain human qualities calibrated though muscle testing in the work done by David Hawkins, Power vs. Force.
This is quite powerful!
It's also holds good news and potentially bad.
This is where it all begins, the source becomes the force of the fountain. This is the true essence of a company's "human resource".
And so, consider this, if an employee is treated "inhumanely", it could diminish the very essence of who they are and what they have and are willing to give...unless they are strong enough and aware enough to respond in strength, successfully managing the adverse impact of those actions.
To be able to do this takes strong character and personal maturity. Many employees can manage even the subtlest of inhuman treatment...though it takes a rare person to do so for an extended period of time. That's why if someone has a bully boss and there is little hope of change, I advise them to leave.
Equally, for as many employees that can adequately handle a broad range of inhuman behavior, please know there are many more who can't.
A lot of the challenges in leading could and should be addressed in this way. It would also diminish many "employee problems".
It's time we as a leadership and business owner community learned and applied these human truths. We are becoming a more conscious society regarding how folks are treated in the workplace, particularly due to the surge in sexual harassment claims. These steady flow of revelations are also nurturing more social conscience about how we treat others.
Simply put... are we aware and do we care? (Great example of this, at the time of this writing, the Women's Gymnastic Team and Michigan State Athletics.
They have been blown away by the insights to their leadership challenges by understanding the role of human behavior and looking at performance and operational outcomes through the lens of these core human elements: mind, body, and spirit.
Consider These Coaching Questions
> How would others describe your vibe when they experience you?
> What does your vibe activate in others? Is it a fountain or a drain?.. positive behaviors or negative, constructive or destructive, productive or counterproductive?
> Does your leadership positively enliven and even amplify the heart, mind and spirit of each of your employees?
> How is the vibe of your team?
> Do you have any toxic vibes on your team? (This is very destructive, take it seriously!)
> How is the spirit of your team? (This article gives new meaning to the phrase "team spirit" and "team chemistry".)
You can learn how through our latest executive briefing, Show Me The Money!
And for those who still think this is all too whoo whoo, start here => read the recommended article from the Harvard Business Review - Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership.
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