3 Reasons You Need Human Design In Your Leadership Toolbox

Jun 07, 2024

Most people think of Human Design as ‘Personal Development,’ and in fact, so did I when I learned about it 10 years ago. I also thought it was complicated, and had no idea how to integrate it, especially since I was purely working in the business consulting arena. 

Fast forward eight years, and I was introduced to it again.

And what I found was it's not just about personal development. 

It is also critical for leaders and businesses, because if you can understand your people, what motivates them, what work they excel at, what their inner gifts are, and what challenges they may be facing, that's huge. 

If you had that  knowledge at your fingertip, how much would that help you support your team and build a thriving culture?

Here are 3 reasons you should have Human Design in your leadership tool kit.

1. Human design facilitates communication 

When I first learned about my own Human Design, I found out that I don't do well with open-ended questions. 

I felt a bit insulted by this revelation. It made me think, "Does this make me sound stupid?" But then I reflected on countless conversations with my partner, where we'd struggle to decide on something as simple as dinner plans.  "What do you want for dinner?" just drew a black from both of us.

However, when we broke it down to choices like, 

"Do you want to eat in or out?" 

"Do you want Italian or Chinese?"

“Shall we go to Giovanni’s or Bella Pasta?”

…the decision-making process became much smoother. 

Human Design provides a blueprint for these communication preferences, allowing you to tailor your communication style to fit each team member. Not only this, it also makes employees feel heard and valued.

Which leads us to…

2. Creating a supportive culture

We know that businesses' organizational culture drives the business. 

It's what helps you attract top talent, keep your talent, and get people engaged. So, think about what it would be like to place people in areas of your company where you know they're going to thrive because you’ve identified their innate strengths and challenges. Human Design tells you this.

It allows you to choose exactly the right people for every position.

For example, if you know that Manifesting Generators fit beautifully within your company, or you know that you're looking for someone that can work seamlessly in groups, you can use knowledge of people’s Human Design to place the right people in the right roles. Your employees will feel understood and valued as a result, and so are more likely to stay with the company and contribute positively to its culture.

3. Team Building

When it comes to team building, Human Design is a game-changer. It helps you understand the dynamics of how team members can best work together.

  • Assess Team Members' Designs: Understand each team member’s Human Design type.
  • Form Balanced Teams: Create groups that leverage diverse strengths and minimize weaknesses.
  • Address Individual Needs: Tailor team activities and goals to fit members’ preferences.
  • Foster Belonging and Purpose: Ensure each member feels valued and connected to the team’s mission.

Where do you start?

Integrating Human Design into your leadership approach can seem daunting, but here are three practical steps to get you started:

  1. Get the Basics: Begin by having your team members complete their Human Design charts here. This initial step will provide you with a basic understanding of each team member’s design, what their strengths and weaknesses are and what motivates them.
  2. Facilitate Discussions: Organize team meetings or workshops where team members can share their Human Design results. This open discussion helps everyone understand each other's strengths and communication styles, fostering a more supportive and cohesive team environment.
  3. Apply the Insights: Use the insights gained from Human Design in your day-to-day interactions and decision-making processes. Tailor your communication, assign tasks that align with each member's strengths, and create development plans that consider their unique challenges and potentials.

Integrating Human Design into your leadership practice offers a powerful way to boost communication, enhance organizational culture, and build stronger, more effective teams. 

By understanding and leveraging the unique designs of your team members, you can create a work environment where everyone feels valued and motivated. 

If you enjoyed this and are curious to dive deeper into your Human Design and how it can unlock abundance, fulfillment and success for you, my Foundation Of Fulfillment program may be what you’re looking for. Click here for details or schedule a time to chat here.

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