How to be a great leader today:
- Lead networked teams committed to going higher together (co-elevation). We don’t sit within the boxes of our leadership and formal control and authority we look outside of it. independent of that we figure out whom we need to work with and lead.
- Foster collaboration and candor in order to achieve bold challenges and make decisions not from consensus but from bold possibility.
- Build strong relationships and expand inclusion, innovation.
- Elevate energy.
- Improve performance.
- Deliver transformational outcomes = transformational bold results/outcomes for leaders and people around.
- Are radically adaptable.
- Find unexpected growth that isn’t preplanned but is lying around us.
- Shiff out unsuspected risk.
- Must be steadfast in their morals, ethics, and values
The new Leadership competencies in the new Era:
- Servant Leadership, we need to earn the right to lead: In an old world where leadership was authoritative coming down from on top. That’s fine! But today, we need to step up as leaders be servant leaders and earn the right to lead. It’s really about followership.
- Empathy and Vulnerability: leaders are also as a result part of the team itself. If you stand out too much as a leader people will not have the kind of safety to engage with us in the ways in which they are their best selves. The ability to re-recruit your team every day is the ability of a leader in today world.
- Forward looking: there is an ability to look out and anticipate and mitigate risk and see what’s in the future; do the kind of scenario planning that allows us to understand what if this happens and what if this not happens. So our ability to look forward is so crucial.
- Being a seeker for personal transformation and growth: imagine all of our people need to grow significantly. So we as leaders need to be seekers.
- Self-care: from a physical as well as an emotional reflection and mindfulness and wellness need to be at the top of your attention.
- Sustainability: long-term sustainability within our teams and for the stakeholders that we serve.
- Calmness: keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
- Communication: when in times, when people are panicking, be ready because communication and managing other people’s fears is a critical component of leadership today.
- Exponentialism: going out, not bound by limitations or physical resources that you have. You need to recognize that your ability to achieve extraordinary things is not bound by what you’re assigned today.
- Technological Proficiency: you need to be a seeker of technology advancement in order to have the kind of exponential growth that’s available to you.
- Good managerial skills: Leaders are operationally excellent as well. Leaders keep track, they know how to balance work and expectations they they cannot compartmentalize leadership and management today they are fully integrated.
- Humanistic and Inclusive: Leaders need to be proactively rooted out and leaders need to lead that charge.
- Humility: openness to being wrong curious enough to learn more. These are so important listen the kind of changes that are coming at us. Nobody knows, everyone was wrong, everyone is wrong. How do you respond to that well you respond to that with vulnerability. Vulnerability is a crucial element of leadership today.
It’s so much! But I want you to be patient with yourself. No one person will be able to be all of these, but we’re going to keep working on who we are from our strengths and follow our mission.
For now, let’s look at our strengths:
- What are your greatest strengths from the core competencies covered?
- How are you applying them today?
- Are you flexing those strengths effectively – did you even realize they were strengths?
- Where could you practice and apply your strengths with the greatest impact?
— by Keith Ferrazzi