Unleashing Leadership is the call for Leadership: We need good leaders—leaders who care about people. Leaders who lead the highest and best in people. And Leaders who are enlightened enough to be effective and transformative in dealing with real live people. Leaders who can unleash the highest and best in people for adapting to the changes that are required to be effective and productive.
- Are you that kind of a leader?
- Would you like to be?
What is Unleashing Leadership?
Self-Actualizing Leaders: Then, as an enlightened leader, we can develop a whole new kind of leader— self-actualizing leaders. We need men and women who are themselves growing, creative, caring, engaged, effective, and passionate about a meaningful vision. The day of the authoritarian command-and-control leader is over. Today we need leaders who can build organizations (groups, communities, firms, companies, etc.) which fit with the highest in human nature that brings out the very best of people.
Leaders define reality, pioneer a new future, and create a creative tension of a vision and possibility for a better future.
Leaders influence people by unleashing their powers and potentials to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
You’ll learn how to
As you step up to this higher level of enlightened or self-actualizing leadership— our focus in this workshop is on
» Identifying self-actualization and what it means to be a self-actualizing leader.
» Coaching to unleash your potentials as a leader, to develop the core competencies of your kind and level of leadership.
» Coaching you on the Meaning and Performance axes so that you synergize your highest meanings with your best performances and move to the Self-Actualization Quadrant.
» Specifying the mechanisms of Change Leadership— the processes by which leaders can actually lead the minds and hearts of people in changing business and culture.
» Lead and manage as the leader you can be
» Achieve extraordinary results by thinking and working systemically. Live your purpose and act intentionally
Wednesday evening’s 7.30pm-9pm Wednesdays for 10 weeks
The Coaching Centre
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will:
- demonstrate an understanding of identifying self-actualization and what it means to be a self-actualizing leader
- demonstrate an understanding of coaching to unleash your potentials as a leader, to develop the core competencies of your kind and level of leadership
- demonstrate a critical understanding of how specifying the mechanisms of change leadership— the processes by which leaders can actually lead the minds and hearts of people in changing business and culture
- demonstrate an understanding of the paradigm shift that leads to Self-Actualizing Leaders
- demonstrate an ability to evaluate your best Leadership Matrix
This subject will cover the following topics:
- Introduction: What is leadership as a self-actualising leader
- Call for leadership
- Domain of leadership
- Leadership meanings
- Levels of leadership
- Leadership intentions
- New leadership model
- Leadership psychology
- Enlightened leadership
- Leadership states
- Leadership powers
- Personal power
- Relational skills
- Leadership identity
- Timely leadership
- Self-Actualisation Characteristics
- Self-Actualisation engagement
- Core competencies executive leaders
- Core competencies managerial leaders
- The pyramid as a business model
- Leading a Self-Actualising company
There is an ever-increasing call for leadership that transcends traditional hierarchies and focuses on empowering individuals to become the best versions of themselves. The call for leadership today is not solely about taking charge but also about nurturing a collaborative environment where everyone can flourish.
The domain of leadership extends far beyond the boundaries of an organization or a specific role. It encompasses the broader influence of leaders in society, where their actions and decisions have a ripple effect on the well-being of others and the world at large.
Leadership meanings have evolved over time, from a directive, top-down approach to a more inclusive and holistic understanding. Today, leadership is about fostering a sense of purpose, empathy, and shared values among individuals to achieve common goals.
Leadership operates at multiple levels, from personal leadership within oneself to leading teams, organizations, and even whole communities. Recognizing these levels allows leaders to adapt their approaches accordingly.
The intentions behind leadership actions are crucial. Self-actualizing leaders prioritize intentions driven by authenticity, empathy, and a genuine desire to uplift others, fostering a positive and sustainable leadership culture.
The new leadership model revolves around nurturing self-actualization in individuals. It emphasizes values, ethics, and social responsibility, creating a more meaningful and purpose-driven approach to leadership.
Understanding the psychology of leadership is key to becoming a self-actualizing leader. This involves delving into the motivations, emotions, and behaviors that influence both the leader and those they lead.
Enlightened leadership combines wisdom, compassion, and a deep understanding of human nature. It seeks to enlighten not only the leader but also the team, creating a harmonious and progressive work environment.
Leadership states refer to the emotional and mental conditions of a leader. Self-actualizing leaders cultivate states of mindfulness, resilience, and self-awareness to effectively navigate challenges and inspire others.
Leadership powers extend beyond formal authority. They include the power of influence, persuasion, and inspiration, which can be harnessed to bring about positive change and personal growth.
Personal power is the cornerstone of self-actualizing leadership. It stems from self-confidence, authenticity, and a deep sense of purpose, enabling leaders to influence others positively.
Effective self-actualizing leaders excel in relational skills, fostering connections, trust, and collaboration among team members. These skills are essential for creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.
A self-actualizing leader’s identity is shaped by values and principles. It serves as a guiding compass for decision-making and actions, ensuring alignment with the leader’s higher purpose.
Timely leadership is about seizing opportunities and addressing challenges with agility and foresight. Self-actualizing leaders are adept at recognizing the right moments to lead and inspire.
Self-actualization characteristics include self-awareness, creativity, authenticity, and a commitment to personal growth. These qualities enable leaders to continually evolve and inspire others to do the same.
Engaging in self-actualization is an ongoing process for leaders. It involves introspection, learning, and a dedication to becoming the best version of oneself while empowering others to do the same.
Executive leaders, in the context of self-actualization, possess core competencies such as strategic vision, ethical decision-making, and the ability to create a culture of innovation and empowerment.
Managerial leaders who embrace self-actualization exhibit core competencies such as effective communication, team building, and adaptability, fostering a harmonious and high-performing workplace.
The traditional hierarchical pyramid as a business model is giving way to flatter structures that empower employees at all levels. Self-actualizing leadership aligns with this evolution by promoting collaboration and individual growth.
Leading a self-actualizing company involves creating an organizational culture that values personal development, purpose-driven work, and a shared commitment to positive societal impact. Such companies prioritize the growth and fulfillment of their employees as a means to achieve sustainable success.