The Conscious Effect focuses on reconnecting leaders with both their people and themselves. It awakens the awesome potential in organisations through an emotionally intelligent, people-first approach, which places employee and leadership wellbeing at its heart and helps leaders to become more consciously aware of what's going on within and around them. If leaders take better care of themselves and their people, they will run more socially responsible businesses that can leverage the full potential of their employees. The book weaves together practical knowledge of behavioural science so that leaders understand what to do and why it works.
"The Conscious Effect focuses on reconnecting leaders with both their people and themselves. It awakens the awesome potential in organisations through an emotionally intelligent, people-first approach, which places employee and leadership wellbeing at its heart, and helps leaders to become more consciously aware of what’s going on within and around them. If leaders take better care of themselves and their people, they will run more socially responsible businesses that can leverage the full potential of their employees. The book weaves together practical knowledge of behavioural science so that leaders understand what to do and why it works."
"A well written, highly informative and impactful book. This book really goes to the heart of how organisations can focus on a high performing, successful, happier and healthier work culture. As highlighted throughout self-awareness, emotional intelligence and modelling a balanced work/life from the top and cascading throughout organisations of all sizes can be a powerful was to address toxic, unhealthy work cultures - ensuring companies maintain a commercial edge by attracting and retaining the best people in their organisation. Something truly people focussed, not shying away from tough subjects, and with some practical and helpful case studies and references to make this a very rounded look at wellbeing in the workplace. Not just for HR professionals, but for coaches, mentors, and all people wanting to work in truly inclusive workplaces. A triumph."
"With such a wide spectrum of material available surrounding the subject of wellbeing it is incredibly difficult to find a source of information you can relate to and then step by step implement the teachings into your life. The Conscious Effect really does help you to get under the skin of how we can take responsibility as leaders to better care for ourselves and those around us. I found the book very easy to read and could clearly sense the authors passion for the subject. Whether you are an experienced leader, new to management or just keen to improve your mindset and help people feel better about themselves, I would thoroughly recommend this enlightening book. I guarantee within a few pages you will connect and won’t want to put it down."
"Wallace writes with the self-assurance of someone who accumulated these lessons over a professional lifetime, but she also brings to bear unique insights marking her as a student of human character. Wallace’s long experience as a HR professional, a respected voice regarding leadership and personal development, and her own journey leading to the formation of her business Conscious Works buttresses her point of view at every turn during The Conscious Effect and helps make its fifty “lessons” even more convincing for readers. Wallace gears it more to serve the reader’s professional life, but the lessons contained within its pages can produce positive effects applied to the reader’s personal life as well. These are things leadership, front line employees, and individuals can begin practicing in their everyday lives now and see immediate results."
We’re facing an unprecedented time of change and uncertainty and staying in balance is tough. And if you’re a leader, how are you supposed to keep your team performing well when you’re struggling to stay on top of things yourself? This age of chaos, uncertainty and information overload is leading to many us walking around on automatic pilot at best and suffering with mental ill health at worst. We don’t know how to take care of ourselves in this new environment and it’s not just affecting the performance of our team’s and organisations – it’s affecting your performance too.
We need a new leadership approach for the modern world of work that’s more human. We need to understand how to take better care of ourselves and the people we lead. To do that, we need to become more conscious, of doing ‘human’ better. And it’s the only way we’re going to survive and thrive in this new era.
“The Conscious Effect reminds leaders that the new route to business success is about increasing human potential and wellbeing within business. This book shares how leaders can become more conscious and emotionally aware of themselves, their people and their organisation’s emotional state – to impact business for the good” - Jeremy Dean, Founder, Elephants and Riders.