Cooperation is an essential attribute of a leader

I really liked this article by Patrice Lynn on leadership and The Ability to Cooperate (click here).

She focuses on Kevin Parker, a State Legislator in Spokane. There are some fascinating nuggets in the article, like:

“I see empathy as a huge aspect of entrepreneurship.”

“I think ‘empathetic entrepreneurship’ is a new trend and where entrepreneurship is going”

Kevin Parker

 

Authentic leadership is a myth

I really liked this article on authenticity by my friend Anthony Howard from Australia. His basic premise is that the path to becoming an authentic leader begins by becoming an authentic person. You can read the article by clicking here.

I would like to add that you only begin to become authentic after you have individuated and self-actualized–reached the fourth and fifth stages of psychological development. You have to align your ego motivations with your soul motivations before you can live an authentic life. As long as your ego dominates your personality, you are living from your false self.

You can find out more about the stages of psychological development by clicking here.

Book: New Leadership Paradigm now available in Portuguese

The New Leadership Paradigm is now available in Portuguese.

Click here to order your copy.

Portuguese Version

A first class summary of how to take the leap into a new paradigm of being and lead with grace, love and intuitive insight. This book builds on all the great leadership writers combining intelligent research, first hand results and spiritual depth of understanding. These transformational tools are practical and get right to the core of individuals providing self knowledge, understanding and self acceptance. A central theme of the book is that businesses don’t transform people do and once you grasp this important message along with raising your own consciousness, you begin to appreciate what keeps businesses stuck and why engagement levels are so appalling these days. We begin to grasp that once we’re aligned with our own value system we’re capable of leading with character as well as competence, building real cohesion and trust in ourselves. We then become the authentic leaders businesses and societies need that build trust and once we map personal and structural alignment of an organisation and provide the environment for teams to grow together there is nothing we are incapable of achieving. This book gets to the very heart of all the world’s problems and provides a response that allows people to be whole, balanced and unstoppable then think in a holistic way to make the critical difference. – Kath Roberts

The seven stages of learning to lead your self

The following diagram provides a visual footprint of what you will learn about when you work with The New Leadership Paradigm learning system (see Introduction).

Footprint

Each of the four modules of The New Leadership Paradigm Learning System is comprised of seven stages. These are described below for the Leading Self module:

Section 1: The Journey section explores the past to the present. Where you have been and where you are now as an individual. The exercises included in this section include:

  • My life story
  • My leadership story
  • My positive role models
  • Leaders I admire

Section 2: The Potential sectionexplores the possibility for the future—who you can become, and where you want to go as an individual. The exercises included in this section include:

  • My authentic in-flow days
  • My personality profile
  • My strengths/unique abilities
  • My personal values inventory
  • My values/beliefs/behaviours
  • My sense of purpose at work
  • My core motivation at work
  • My vision/mission at work
  • My workplace alignment

Section 3: The Challenges section explores the reality of where you are now and the hurdles you have to overcome as an individual. The exercises included in this section include:

  • My inauthentic out-of-flow days
  • My anxieties
  • My stressors
  • My upsets
  • My conflicts
  • My fears and needs inventory

Section 4: The Mastery section explores the way you manage your day-to-day reality so you can get the outcomes you need to get to where you want to go. The exercises included in this section include:

  • My self-management skills
  • My personal mastery log
  • Using my values to make decisions
  • My balance wheel
  • My goals and actions

Section 5: The Evolution section explores your evolutionary progress—your latest feedback/performance measures, and your commitments to continued growth and learning as. The exercises included in this section include:

  • My feedback/performance
  • My levels of identity
  • My levels of motivation
  • My psychological evolution
  • My level of happiness
  • My type of mind
  • My level of personal consciousness
  • My commitments to evolution

Section 6: The Self-Coaching section supports your evolutionary progress by providing a checklist of actions you can take when you are confronted by specific issues as an individual. The exercises included in this section include:

  • Self-coaching for Personal Mastery
  • Self-coaching for Internal Cohesion
  • Self-coaching for External Cohesion

Section 7: The Self Reflection section provides an opportunity to stop and reflect on the journey; revisit aspects of the journey where you feel you have more learning to do, and prepare to move forward to the next learning module.

When you start working on the Leading a Team module you will have the opportunity to circle back, review and update the Leading Self module.