Reflecting on the Right Choice

Today’s events in the UK call on the leader inherent in each of us to step up.  As we cast our vote we need to draw on these leaderly qualities aligned to the greater good rather than assessing the choices before us through the narrow filter of self-interest.

And that means getting informed about those choices – who we vote for and how well equipped they are to act in integrity and on our behalf.  Of course, the challenge comes in discerning the fact from the fiction of the arguments presented. In this full-on, always-on media age that’s pretty tricky, especially given the mass of ‘citizen journalist’ voices weighing in with an opinion as fact.  What and who can we trust?

Well, this is where our inner leader comes in.  If we ‘ruled the world’ what would we do for the greater good? What do our heart and our intuition tell us?  If we listen carefully and create the space and silence to do so, we will discover the answer.

And if we have the privilege of a more formal leadership position in our organisations we can carry this principle forward into that environment too.  Understanding that assessing the facts with rigour will take us so far but not necessarily far enough is a key step in elevating our leadership to the level required.

When we listen deeply to those around us and integrate head with heart and the power of our intuition – trusting what comes through – we’re surely going to make decisions of higher quality, magnitude, and positive impact.

As dawn breaks on the result of another election in the UK, we can reflect on the quality of leadership we exercised in casting our vote.  Whatever the result, did we reflect deeply on what was needed for the world before making our choice?  And are we prepared to do so in all aspects of our daily lives going forward?


Lorraine Flower
Lorraine Flower
As a Corporate change agent, consultant, coach and mentor Lorraine founded azzur and is completely transparent about the spiritual principles on which it operates. Alongside her 18 years as azzur’s founder, Lorraine brings 20 years' service industry experience to bear through her senior leadership roles at British Airways (BA) and Great North Eastern Railway (GNER). It is Lorraine's belief in individual and organisational power for good that gives azzur its raison d'etre. azzur and Lorraine specifically has worked with clients across the business spectrum from financial services, to retail and transport to healthcare an in both the public and private sectors. azzur is focused on developing contemporary, spirited leadership capability, and organisations built on inspiring purpose, empowering cultures and a powerful vision and values. She is championing new models of leadership and organisational development founded on the principles of conscious leadership and writes extensively on these topics.She is a member of a number of global spiritual groups and communities serving the greater good of Humanity and the planet. She works and studies extensively in developing and exploring conscious leadership believing that business leaders are key players in transforming the well-being of the planet and humanity as a whole.

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  1. Great post Lorraine, thank you for sharing your thinking.

    As more people understand that listening is far more than hearing, and it includes listening to ourselves as well, then things will change.

    You make the point, rightly I feel, that if we do then better decisions will be made. More often than not we associate decisions externally, yet listening enables us to make better internal decisions too, and that is where the difference is really made. It changes how I am being in the world (Internal) versus what I am doing in the world, (external).


    • Thanks Colin – I believe that only by coming into relationship with our internal world – the higher, deeper, more wise part of ourselves (sometimes referred to as the soul) that we can come to a place of truly trusting in our decisions – particularly if we are committed to the greater good.