Personal leadership is essential for
success as a leader. The reason for this if I want to lead the others in any
organization, I have to lead myself first. The foundation component of personal
leadership is core ideology. As a leader how do I motivate others and how do I
inspired others and change others and turn others around at the moment of
adversity and create coherence sense of vision for others. First I have to
learn how to play in the game of leadership of leading myself. The key
challenge I face is that how gone be judge what is right and what is wrong, how
do I establish the fact that infect in life and important barring what is
happen outside. Second challenge that I face is that how to move the
conversation about personal leadership from ideas, theories to practical
methods. The first pillar of personal leadership is purpose. Do you have
clarity of my goals, values and purpose in a life? Second is wisdom. The
honesty, emotions, thoughts, beliefs that serve me in the causes and the goals
pursuit that I want to set for myself in life. The third pillar of personal
leadership is self-awareness. Fundamentally asking myself who am I? The fourth
is Love. The invitations and opportunities to expand my sense of self, to see
my self in others, to see my self in causes. The fifth pillar of personal
leadership is growth. Each of us has some vision, hunger or earning or need to
want to see our self develop, change, want to see our self get better in some
way of others.
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP MODEL
The leadership motive:
leadership must lead to change that translates into social betterment.
leadership should not and must not support visions and processes that
perpetuate or give countenance to social injustices.
leadership is committed to the essence of life and its noble values, to rise to
the higher calling on behalf of human beings.
1. The distinction between power over and
power with: The leader who is someone that order to someone power
with. As a leader I can have sense of being a powerful and being a powerful
with the other people rather than meeting to other people around.
2. Commitment to your personal and
professional growth and development: if I committed to becoming a
better person and committed to own learning and growing than I am much more
effective leader. Adopt the attitude of having a commitment to lifelong
learning and growing.
listening skills: Effective speaking skills are really important
that how to enrolled people in your vision and how to share what you thinking
and what you seeing and what’s going on. However listening skills is highly undertreated.
Through your listening skills how you build your report with your team. How you
build trust with other people and what you find over time is that when things
get hard and when things get tough that when you can counts under trust that
you build up and high level of moral you have in your team because you been
such a good listener. Just keep in mind that no body cares how much you know
until they know how much you care. Listening skills is huge peace of that.
to learning how to run effective meetings: running effective
meeting is so important there even book out so many of us spend so much time in
how to make clear request and how to clarify other people’s request: Request
rather than demand where allows other people to experience that they have
choice what they are doing and you also making action for them to respond you
in this moments.
based leadership is so important. Integrity: the quality of being trustworthy
and adhering to your values. Having integrity mean acting, speaking and
consistent accordance with your values. There is no one rights to values but
you do have to clear about your values are. To be a good leader you must be
grounded who you are and what matters to you. When you truly know that what you
stand for it is much easier to make decision and action
qualities are people looking for in their leadership?
from their values
an inspiring vision for the future
These two things are really connected.
If you are grounded in you’re values you can build the culture of trust and
transparency. Simultaneously, your values will compile to the future that is
meaningful. It’s very true for an organization that an organization must also
have clear values and a vision for the future. Both contribute and healthy and
positive culture. When senior management behaviour inconsistent of core values.
It will create mistrust, cynicism and low performance among the employees. The
reverse is also true when leaders walk their talk employees see them credible
and trustworthy which drive the higher level of morale, engagement and productivity.
So the first step to leading visions and values, get clear about what your core
values are. Some examples of values are Quality, dependability, Autonomy,
Perseverance and Humour. Next is very important is share your values with
others. Your core values should be evident everyday in the things you say and
actions you take. Find the ways you leave them in the conversation and use them
in your efforts. This is the way you create your credibility by consistently
talking your talk and then walking it. Third one is let your values guide you
to what you want to create. You need to find the vision that inspired you first
and then get other on board by sharing your excitements. Here, are some
examples such as Steve jobs that to create powerful computers that were
beautifully simple in design and function. Second BEN & JERRY’S is to make
rich and creamy, fun and chunky ice cream flavours using all natural and fair
trade ingredients. So your vision may be larger international or smaller local.
The size is not important, all is matter is you are clear and committed about
your goal. The last and the least be relentless in pursuit of your vision.
That’s the way you are consistent and persistent.
first: The interests of our community of buyers and sellers must be
our first priority.
change: In this
fast-changing world, we must be flexible, innovation and ready to adapt to new
business conditions in order to survive.
3. Teamwork: We
believe teamwork enables ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.
we expect our people to uphold the
highest standards of honesty and to deliver on their commitments.
expect our people to approach everything with fire in their belly and never
give up on doing what they believe is right.
who demonstrate perseverance and excellence are richly rewarded nothing should
be taken lightly as we encourage our people to “work happily, and live
from the field of sociology, a group is defined as two or more freely
interacting individuals who share collective norms and goals and have a common
o Two or
In any human organization from family, a village, a nation develops their
own culture over time. From the smallest family business on the corner to
global multinational companies operating in many companies in time zones
overtime each corporate develops their unique identity. Lot of organizations
try to develop a foundation that based on core values such as communication,
respect, integrity and excellence. Not only we have to inspire to set values
and principles that are the core of our organizations but also make sure we
walk a talk and put that ideas into an actions. Culture is “the way we do
things around here”. You have to be here for a long time before you know how
things do work around here and there is unique characteristics of an any
organizations that hard to imitates over time.
Secondly, culture is the code, the core logic, and the software of the
mind that organizes the behaviour of the people. It is about the mindset, we
can take innovates new structures and plans that we need to put our strategy
into actions. So first comes the mindset than comes behaviours and structures together
those we create a system in our organization. Thirdly, culture reflects the
lessons learned that were important enough to passion to the next generation.
Lessons are learned to through the hard work over time and we make decisions that
we passed on, what is the wisdom we passed on for the next generation in our
organization. Lastly, culture is what we do when we think no one is looking. We
have some priorities, principles ourselves, we have learned some responses and
grow human nature that determine how people are behave when no ones looking. If
you do not create that kind of mindset that behaviours and values system. As a
leader we always are trying to understand how the values we created in the
past. Because someway culture always has to be looking backward that we came
Visionary: Leader is focused on the future with an
articulated mission and team commitment.
mission and team commitment
and inspirational vision of the future wins people’s hearts.
are built and new leaders are developed.
and conflict management techniques are used to unite the team.
decision-making responsibilities among the group. Leaders role is to determine
who participates and to identify consensus.
making by consensus
morale is high because decisions are bought-into
ideas are discovered because there are more brains and accountability.
and conflict management techniques are used to unite the team.
authority ruled by fear. Complex decision-making is unnecessary for team.
authority ruled by fear
complexity of decision away from the team. Might be ok on a battlefield.
action is required in a specific way as specified by the leader.
Supervisor is a star at building teams and promoting harmony. Praise and
information sharing is abundant.
morale is high because there is positive feedback.
members trust each other and are loyal to the endeavour.
Coaching: Leader recognizes
talent and builds skills. Development plans and the team embraces challenging
Talent is recognized and challenging goals
are set and accomplished:
is building leaders.
can see the future and cultivate the skills necessary to complete and win.
sets high performance expectations for the team and is working hard to meet his
or her own challenging performance goals.
walks the talk and has high standards for the team:
respects a leader that is an expert in the field and has a solid work ethics.
is accomplishing goal alongside the team.