I was asked recently about leadership. This client often heard me speak about using the
principles of Feng Shui and energy to design your office or home for success but wanted
to know if you could do the same for leadership. I answered by saying “if you can focus
positive energy on your well defined goal and that goal is meant to make life better for
those around you, then yes, you can design your surroundings to support your leadership

I questioned this client about the type of leadership he had in mind. He needed to define
the leadership he wanted to exhibit before I could help him be creative in his environment
and focus positive energy in the appropriate areas. Was his leadership desire related to his
work, his family or his community service involvement? Did he wish to cover more than
one of these areas? After giving it careful consideration, he decided that he wanted to not
only improve his leadership at work but also at home as a father and husband.

After further questioning him about the skills he already possessed and what he might
need to add, we developed his leadership plan as follows. Since he was in need of
developing leadership and motivational skills, we began by uncluttering the northeast
knowledge area of his office. There we created a mini library of books, videos and
upcoming seminars he would attend to help him focus positive energy onto learning the
leadership skills he needed.

Next, we uncluttered the two other areas of his office we would be working with, the
northwest and the southwest. Whether you are the leader of your family, a volunteer
organization, a two person office or a large corporate CEO, you always need to have
helpful people to guide you and encourage you along the way. We placed a silver plaque
of recognition for excellence he had received into the northwest helpful people corner of
his office. We further enhanced that area by adding a wonderful motivational poster
about leadership framed in silver.

We then moved to the southwest relationships’ area of his desk and placed a small clay
sculpture of his college drama classmates and their teacher. This was especially symbolic
of relationships for him because he was known as the class gofer and virtually did
everything and anything to help put their annual play together and make it happen. He
was recognized by his peers and the teacher for his excellence even though he never
made it onto the stage. Leadership requires forging a lot of good relationships with a lot
of people. It is very difficult for people follow a leader unless he exhibits qualities they
can respect, trust and admire.

Because this client was equally interested in improving his leadership role with his family
it was important to unclutter and enhance several areas of his home. The primary room
we used for improving positive energy was the family room as it is the one room except
for the kitchen that everyone gathered together in at least once per day. Since
relationships in a family are of utmost importance we first focused positive energy in
their southwest relationship’s corner by hanging a number of family pictures together in a
large wall grouping. We made sure that the pictures were all framed in ceramic or glass,
all of them faced each other plus included achievements by any family member. The
pictures all reflected good times together whether doing daily activities, celebrating the
holidays, a birthday or on vacation. Because he also wanted to improve his leadership as
a spouse, we also enhanced the relationship area of their master bedroom by placing two
equally sized long stemmed soft yellow silk roses in a beautiful but simple crystal bud
vase. As luck would have it, the southwest corner of the bedroom was on his wife’s
bedside table.

In the northwest of the family room we placed on a table a lovely collection of silver
candlesticks with white candles to encourage more helpful people to enter his life
including the members of his family. And, in the northeast on an existing shelf we placed
a small collection of self help books and audio tapes on family relationships that he could
listen to at his leisure.

Leadership comes easily for some but others need to work at it. But by clearing out the
cobwebs figuratively speaking (or the clutter) and focusing positive energy on the areas
in ones life necessary to becoming a leader, the journey becomes less difficult. Feng Shui
is all about using positive energy to bring about desired results, in this case, leadership.
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Author's Bio: 

Pat Heydlauff, a “productive environment” expert, speaker and consultant designs workplace environments that fuel focus to move beyond engagement, maximize productivity and yield future sustainability. She is author the new eBook series, 21 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement as well as published books, Feng Shui, So Easy a Child Can Do It, The Way We Go, Your Roadmap to a Better Future and Selling Your Home with a Competitive Edge. Contact her at 561-408-2708 or www.engagetolead.com