The Leader’s Mind

The mind of the Leader, Creating conscious organizations

The “perfect leadership” or “MSC leadership” is made up of three components: mindfulness, generosity and compassion. A common thread in company culture is that initiatives to increase productivity and engagement levels are often based on external rewards, such as free food, bonuses, or some flexibility in hours. Such rewards are positive and should be implemented; however, they are only effective in the short term. In contrast, internal motivation – feeling connected and valued, for example – manages to establish a deeper sense of commitment in workers. If we want to create truly prosperous organizations, we have to know what human beings really care about. The Leader’s mind is essential to create and maintain conscious organizations.

The Potential Project research, which included “thousands of studies and evaluations of different leaders,” identified three key leadership “mental qualities” for increasing engagement, productivity, and happiness. These three qualities are interrelated and are: full attention or mindfulness, generosity and compassion. Together, they make up the components of “perfect leadership” or “MSC leadership” (for the acronym of these three components in English: mindfulness, selflessness and compassion). Together, they make up the components of “perfect leadership” or “MSC leadership” (for the acronym of these three components in English: mindfulness, selflessness and compassion).


It is a state of mind and a practice, whose objective is to develop greater mental effectiveness to foster the development of one’s own potential – life goals and aspirations – personally and professionally. The mindfulness technique focuses on learning to manage attention and can be defined as “focusing on paying attention to the present moment with a calm, focused, and clear mind.”

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Es la combinación de humildad y servicio basada en una sólida confianza en sí mismo. It is the combination of humility and service based on solid self-confidence. Humility keeps the ego at bay; a good leader knows that nothing is achieved alone and values all the people with whom he works. Generosity strengthens the sense of team and trust.


It is the quality of having a wise positive intention towards others. It requires developing the ability to understand points of view other than your own and using that understanding to contribute to the happiness of others and help them proactively. It’s the opposite of being weak: it’s about being strong, sensitive, and honest when making decisions and giving feedback, among other leadership activities.

Una regla fundamental del liderazgo MSC es la mente del lider, ya que el líder debe aplicar estos tres elementos tanto a sí mismo como en su relación con los demás. av Effective leadership begins with self-knowledge, the control of consciousness and attention. To lead with excellence, get to know your team members well. The best leaders, in addition to knowing themselves, know the people they work with well. They establish a genuine interest in them and seek their well-being. To lead effectively in your relationship with others, the first step is to detect and analyze your own conscious and unconscious prejudices that you have about people, and replace them with an attitude that allows you to know them.

Extract from the book "The mind of the leader" by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter.-

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