What is a leader
A leader is someone who takes responsibility for their impact on the world around them. This places the importance on a leader’s ability to respond to what happens.
While that might sound easy in principle, strong leaders are the ones who accomplish this through being the most authentic version of themselves possible.
Given this definition of a leader, it means we are all leaders in the world regardless of what you do, job title you carry, or even how visible your leadership is. The only question to consider is what are you choosing to step into as a leader?
There are plenty of leadership tools available to us these days that it can be difficult to know how they fit when to use them, and what purpose they serve.
A framework for Leading for Change
Through our framework we empower leaders to take responsibility for their own growth. Our framework will support your leadership development by providing structure to your growth.
It would be arrogant of us, or any consultant, to tell you we know how to improve your leadership. What workshop will give the biggest bang for the buck? What part of yourself would you benefit by knowing better? What skills would benefit those you lead?
The framework is how we think when we are assembling leadership programs. The framework guides us as we dive in and learn things together.
This framework does not provide a comprehensive definition of leadership with prescribed tools to use at each step. The framework is intended to provide a narrative from which to think about and design your life as a leader. It is through this you will discover the models, frameworks, process, tools, etc. which fit best for you.
Where to start
The Leader in you
Motivation is central to people wanting to take action. This is as applicable to you as a leader, as it is to those you lead. The problem you bump into is how prevalent extrinsic motivators are in the world. Where great action comes from is when intrinsic motivators are placed ahead of the extrinsic ones. This is why we say to start with “Why?” And why understanding our purpose or desired impact is so important to your leadership. When we know and are committed to the impact we want in the world, no one needs to motivate us as it just comes from within.