Leading Others By Leaving Things Better

leadership - ideas - inspirationThere’s a trend today about talking about leading others in a gentle way rather than the post era business leadership of demands, and directives. Many business cultures are taking the stance that when you lead you should be leaving things better. Our mark on the world whether in our careers or lives can benefit from becoming better natural environmentalists.

“Our presence always leaves a mark. Let that mark be one that nurtures and builds other people.”

~Debra Arko Novotny

Leaving Things Better

I’m convinced, humans are natural builders. We want to create. For centuries we’ve found ways to leave our footprint on the planet to the extent that we’re all familiar with the urging to take a different approach and nurture our planet and its resources by leaving things better than we found them. We apply the term environmentalists to folks that take on this task. This same principle of leaving things better should apply to all of humanity.

Ernest Holmes, a New Thought leader, wrote, “We always welcome the man who looks at the world as his friend and loves it.”

Leading Others

He was referring to everything in and on the planet including other people. Leading others well is the person who looks at the world and sees everyone as his or her friend and loves them in some way. In a work environment or a political climate, this can be hard; it also can be misleading. I’m not referring to the ‘free love’ movement of the 1960’s rather leading others with an open heart even in the most trying times.

We have within us a creative teacher or guide. Before you decide to hold a meeting or hand out new projects, listen with your heart, not your head about how to do this.

Use the Law Of Increase

This is difficult in some business environments. If you’re going into a meeting where you must deliver ill news or face opposition; try these two steps.

  1. Know that what you do grows. This is the law of increase; if you are upset, the tension rises in you and others. If you deal with something with kindness the energy of the situation doesn’t degrade as much and might turn into a good experience.
  1. You are only responsible for your output. If you’re at home, and there’s joy look at how you are relating to your personal life. When I was younger things bothered me more. It was an age thing it was a learning thing. There is no age that you know to let go of things outside of you because you aren’t in control of them it is a learned skill. Again you’re using the law of increase.

When I work with new coaching clients in one of my e-courses, we always focus on this principle even in my Lose Weight For Good program. If you want to use this principle for weight, remember that you must increase your positive thinking about your body image. There are other ways we utilize The Law of Increase in health and weight that we discuss more in the e-courses.

Empowering Women is a passion of mine. Often we think that we’re not worthy or enough. Using this principle to develop confidence along with special coaching techniques has helped many women increase the incomes, their love life, and enhance their world.


Dr. Debra Arko Novotny
Dr. Debra Arko Novotny
OUR HEALTH is important to our success as entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dr. Debra Arko Novotny L.Ac, D.Hom. NMP, CHC specializes in helping women not let health, aging, and menopause get in the way of life. As a professional herself, she understands the need for easy ways to cook and stay fit as we age. She’s an expert in weight loss and menopause. She helps women navigate their busy work and family lives. Her simple approach to changing our behaviors and beliefs has helped women for over two decades regain control of their health and life. Dr. Deb is one of the leaders in Body-Mind-Lifestyle Design. She is a Natural Health Practitioner and coach. Debra is an author and speaker in health and business. Deb practices what she teaches. Natural health, Primal eating, and designing your life. In her office, she provides Functional Medicine, Easy Primal Eating, Acupuncture, and acupoint injections [rejuvenative medicine]. Work with her in-person or virtually by via her Websites: Enhanced Living Today, or Denver Acupuncture Health. OR reach out to her by EMAIL or Phone | Office (720) 515-4602. She resides in Colorado with her husband and family.

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  1. When you are at the top of an organization is not enough to be competent. Is necessary possess and develop a set of virtues among which the sense of justice: to express genuine leadership of service is critical. Without a sense of fairness and justice, no leader can gain the respect of his collaborators. In the eyes of the team, the leader should be and seem fair. The leader must think about all the things that happen in the team – keeping the thread of all – and remember, because when it is leading, heads of organizations, a fact that for the leader is negligible maybe has a very great importance in the co-worker, and the leader must keep in mind, so that the employee recognizes his way of managing. Being fair is an essential step to becoming a skilled and capable leader with a wide target audience. To be fair produces respect and discipline. Injustice, on the contrary, creates resentment. Often a leader is in a situation of having to give different answers to similar cases: what matters is that he is able to motivate and to contextualize the different decisions in a way that the team does not perceives him unfairly.