Academy of Leadership &
Professional Development

Conscious Leadership

The Academy of Leadership and Professional Development is committed to developing core leadership competencies at every level within an organization. Among these competencies is a set of principles and practices that focus on performance through enhanced self-awareness and emotional or social intelligence. We refer to this competency as “Conscious Leadership.”

Conscious Leadership at GHS
Sample Video Clip
GHS employees may view the full video by clicking here
(You must be connected to the GHS network to access the full library of videos).

Resource Portal

This Resource Portal provides access to business articles, scholarly writings, white papers, web links and blogs that offer additional information to curious individuals. It is neatly organized by topic and gives the reader an abundance of reference material for further study into these conscious leadership and conscious professionalism concepts.

Access the Portal
Conscious Leadership has become a distinguishing feature of the Greenville Health System culture. Recognized as a transformative healthcare leader in the region and beyond, GHS is committed to lead in quality, safety, service and operational excellence through the practice of Conscious Leadership. Concepts are weaved into and throughout the system's internal professional development initiatives and training, including Leadership Grand Rounds.

Each month, the Leadership Grand Rounds focus on a new Conscious Leadership-related topic featuring a guest speaker or panel, offering personal and professional insight on the subject. GHS employees interested in viewing past Leadership Grand Rounds may do so via HealthStream.

View the 15 Commitments

Interested in learning more about Conscious Leadership?
A variety of resources are available on our Resource Portal .

Other Resources

GHS CL-4 Ways
Pseudo vs. Authentic Teams
Above Below Drift
Creator Cards - Creator
Creator Cards - Challenger
Creator Cards -Coach


The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success
You’ll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients.

drama free officeThe Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss
In The Drama-Free Office, authors Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp interweave humorous and relatable case studies with the key skills you'll need for managing office saboteurs--be they subordinates, coworkers, or the boss. You will see your coworkers (and yourself) in this entertaining and practical blueprint for addressing the dramatic behaviors that cripple so many teams.

the power of tedThe Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)
The Power of TED* offers a powerful alternative to the Karpman Drama Triangle with its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer. The Empowerment Dynamic (TED) provides the antidote roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach to the toxic relationship dynamics of the drama triangle and describes how to make the shift happen between them. Central to the shift is a transformation in mindset from a Victim Orientation to a Creator Orientation. The book is illustrated to present essential models to the reader in a simple and accessible way.