Today’s world needs a more global approach to leadership. Organizations need greatly developed leaders which cannot manage only assets but especially people.
A leader is demanded to think over the boundaries of his own organization and give attention to a wide span of matters. In my aspiration of helping present and future leaders with their great and important tasks, I developed an enlightened leadership model with 5 petals to make it easier to analyse where attention needs to go to help your organization to the next level.
You yourself are the pivotal person, the middle of the axe through which the wheel of change and progress is turning. It needs courage, humility and discipline as the great coach Marshall Goldsmith states.
Do you have that courage to change or are you staying on the level of succes where you are now?
To be a leader who is holistically thinking about all aspects of the organization, his leadership team, managers, employees and customers, banks, shareholders and still can drive an authentic need for the society at large with safety and a clean as possible ecological footprint, needs a greatly developed mind and heart.
A person which has from one side sensitivity and from the other side strong focus and common sense to deal with every day’s disruptions is rare and valuable.
Of these 5 attention points, from my perspective as a coach the most important one is open mindedness of the leader and his team. Today we have to look out for new options available in the world and chose from them the useful for our company how to go fast and safe forward.
Not healthy is the attitude “We are a world class company’s, we know everything ourselves.” A continuous inward and outward look “Where and how can we improve?“ is according to me the greatest need for corporate and governmental leaders.
My question to you is: Where are you weakest in the five petal flower? How can we do something about it? My next question: Where are you strongest? Can you share that excellent practice with others? What is your real contribution to the world except for being a cash cow
In enlightened leadership we should not be denying excellence of creating cash but go far beyond it. What we really want to contribute to our society. A pandemic show how fragile is financial excellence if it does not coexist with human health and happiness.
The globalization has not ended but just started. It’s in a teenager stage needing strong parents to grow into a beautiful youth for our upcoming generation.