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Every single professional thing we do has a psychological component. Whether working in an office or working remotely, the psychology of one person is going to interact with the psychology of another person, and the psychology of both of them is going to impact the work they are doing. 


We need to wake-up and learn how to work consciously and that means making what is unconscious conscious.  When we learn what lies inside of us that we are unaware of – and yes, what we don’t know can hurt us - irrational motivations, feelings, fears, biases, etc., we can be in control of these influences instead of allowing them to control us. We will also become more fully aware of what other people are doing and why, and we are able to recognize what happens in our organizations that is unconscious, rote and unproductive.


Learning these principles and applying these practices every day will enrich your experience of work and deepen your relationships with others. That will change your life and the lives of all those you will be privileged to work with.


Read what people are saying about The Conscious Leader:


“When the unconscious behavior of leaders and cultures of organizations becomes conscious, sustained change can and will occur. This exquisitely and cleverly written book will help make this happen.” 

Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group



“Dr. Shelley Reciniello very astutely notes ‘we cannot become mindful if we are not at first conscious.’ Having a deep understanding of what life in organizations is all about, the author provides a wealth of information revealing how leaders can derail due to behavior patterns of which they are unaware. This book is a must for anyone interested in creating better places to work.”

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Founder and Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change, INSEAD Global Leadership Center.

“Reciniello has taken a difficult and tricky subject - Freud and psychoanalysis - and made it understandable and approachable in the context of business and leadership.  This is a welcome addition to all leadership books out there today.”

David C. O’Leary, Former Global Head of Human Resources Credit Suisse First Boston, former Global Head of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer, State Street Corporation.



“The Conscious Leader is a splash of cold water in the face of sleepwalking and mindless executives and managers; Reciniello has written a thoughtful, practical, accessible, antidote for leaders committed to greater self-awareness and to more reflective organizations.” 

Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Organization Studies; Founder and Former Director, Center for the Study of Organizational Change, University of Missouri, Columbia


“Vulnerability is one of the most powerful components for success in organizations followed by trust and transparency. Yet we push these out of our consciousness and create cultures where people can speak up and hide at the same time for fear their real selves will not be valued. The Conscious Leader provides insights that 'nudge' us to wake up and become aware of all the subtle signals we send each other. Waking-up and becoming conscious is an essential step for new leadership everywhere.”

Judith E. Glaser, CEO, Benchmark Communications, Inc.; author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results

The Conscious Leader: 9 Principles and Practices to Create a Wide-awake and Productive Workplace was named:

Award Finalist in Management and Leadership by USA Best Books of 2014


Winner Best Career Book of 2015 Next Generation INDIE Book Awards   


Winner Best Motivational Business Book by the INDIE Excellence Awards 2015


Winner Best Business Book at the 2015 New York Book Festival

2nd place Winner, Best Business Book by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2015

Award Finalist, Best Business Book The International Book Awards 2016 

The Conscious Leader by Shelley Reciniello

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