We believe a leader is someone who creates the conditions necessary for others to succeed, and takes responsibility for their impact.
Given this definition of a leader, it means we are all leaders in the world regardless of what you do or the job title you hold. The question is what and how are you choosing to step into your leadership?
It would be arrogant of us, or any consultant, to tell you we know how to improve your leadership. Instead, we prefer to support you in discovering your own path forward. In other words, our goal is to empower leaders to take responsibility for their own growth.
Through our work we have come to think about leadership in a tiered fashion. We offer the following framework to support leadership development.
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
Know 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.