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Where There are People, There is Conflict … and Opportunity
Conflict within the management teams of corporations, institutions and organizations is unfortunately commonplace. Azim Khamisa is changing that! The “Passionate Performance Model” – taught by the forgiveness advocate and founder of the life-changing TKF Foundation – converts conflict into unity, successful teams and companies working at their zenith. The groundbreaking process includes the steps:
(1) Acknowledging the conflict
(2) Compassionately confronting the issues, through a 5-step process
(3) Forgiving any wrongdoing done to you
(4) Redeeming any wrongdoing you have done
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Khamisa admits creating unity can be difficult, but what makes it doable is a unique approach that has corporate leaders and managers becoming what he calls "soulular leaders."
Many leaders lead from intellect; some evolved leaders lead from heart; however, the most evolved leaders today lead from the spirit, which unifies rather than separates. Azim is clear that in deep crisis – such as his own loss of his son Tariq – an education in mathematics, finance and other intellectual endeavors can be useless. He realized that people will encounter problems that intellect will not solve and hearts won't heal. However such issues can be solved through one’s spirit, a concept articulated in his book "The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardest Hits.”
Khamisa likes to quote Einstein who warned, “We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It CANNOT lead; it can only serve.” Says Khamisa, “When Tariq was alive, in my work, I too lead from the intellect. Now I have learned that the spirit is much wiser, compassionate and possessing of total clarity. When you are a soulular leader the decisions you make will be in the highest good for all: the stakeholders in your corporations, the planet and humanity.”
As a result of leading from the spirit, the impact Khamisa’s work has had on his constituency has been profound. Typically, the bottom line has been enhanced. Employees and customers have remained loyal knowing the company cares about a big picture that includes them, the environment and the community.
Khamisa believes moving forward in light of the recent financial crises will be to create more soulular leaders who are guided by spirit. And how would one become a soulular leader? Khamisa lists 3 steps:
(1) Check with your intellect and see if the decision makes sense.
(2) Check with the heart and see if it feels good and right.
(3) Check in with the spirit and see if it is inspiring.
Soulular leaders invite the spirit to guide them and help them implement challenges. In this light, the leader sees conflict as an opportunity to create unity, which brings winning teams and ultimately success in all arenas related to the organization, corporation or institution.
About Azim Khamisa
Azim Khamisa has been hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, Former President Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness, founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TKF.org)