Human Design Leadership Tips

Erin Claire Jones

3 minute read

Human design doesn’t tell us who can or cannot be a leader; it simply lets us know how we will each lead best. So today, I wanted to share a few tips on how to best lead based on your human design type.

Generators

  • Reflect on what you’re most lit up by in your work and create more space to do just that. When you’re lit up by your work, your excitement ripples out and powers up the team.
  • Delegate the pieces of your work that feel consistently draining and depleting.
  • Train your team to communicate with you in a way that helps you connect to your gut response, e.g. presenting you with options rather than asking you open-ended questions.
  • Hire people and choose collaborators that feel right in your gut and that you feel lit up and excited to work with.
  • Let your team know about the power of your gut feeling; when you know, you know, even when you can’t explain it. Lean on your gut to make aligned decisions for you and your team.

Projectors

  • Your innate wisdom about and sensitivity to people makes you a natural leader. You’re gifted at seeing people deeply and knowing how to leverage their gifts within a team.
  • It’s important you feel seen by those you’re working with.
  • Create space for one-on-one time with those you’re working intimately with. This is a beautiful way for your team to feel seen by you and for you to feel valued by them.
  • Trust your gift as a leader is the potency of your insights, not how much you can do. Take rest often, knowing this will only make you a better leader. A well-rested you is the best you.
  • Trust one of your greatest gifts is asking the right questions. Hone this gift and learn how to communicate with your team in a way that draws out their unique gifts.

Manifestors

  • Surround yourself with a team who honors your disruptive nature and remind them that you’re here to do things differently, often in a way that’s never been done before.
  • Pay attention to the urges you feel and take action on them when they come. Inform your team this is how you work best.
  • Keep your team in the loop with decisions, and ask that they do the same.
  • Rather than continual productivity, you may find you work best in bursts — creation and then rest. Let your team know how you work, and trust rest creates space for your next idea to come through.
  • Trust your gift is getting things off the ground. Give yourself permission to delegate and hand things off when the time is right.
  • Design a schedule that makes you feel free.

Reflectors

  • Choose collaborators and hire people that give you energy and feel nourishing and uplifting to be around.
  • Delegate the consistent, day-to-day tasks in a way that frees you to honor where you are each day.
  • Recognize your gift is in your perspective, not how much you can do. Take rest when you need it, trusting it only makes you better at what you do. A well-rested you is a better you.
  • Work with people that ask for your perspective and see your gifts.
  • Create a schedule that gives you freedom to move your energy and not be in the same space with the same people every day.
  • Work from spaces that feel good.

Manifesting Generators

  • Take inventory of what lights you up most in your work and create more space to do those things. When you’re lit up by your work, your excitement ripples out and powers up the team.
  • Delegate the pieces of your work that feel consistently draining.
  • Inform your team that you may pivot and shift direction as you go. Make sure they’re on board for this, and keep things interesting — you may thrive when each day looks different for you.
  • Train your team to communicate with you in a way that helps you connect to your gut response, e.g. presenting you with options rather than asking you open-ended questions.
  • Don’t expect your team to move fast and do as much as you; honor that they have their own gifts.
  • Lead in the way that lights you up, not how you think you should.