Being a LEADER – A major issue
and a highly-coveted role
Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth!
Mirror, my beautiful mirror… am I the ideal leader I’m dreaming of?
A leader pulls a group up. The aim: Being in the image of that leader whose language, set between desire and power, attracts and inspires.
Leadership is multi-dimensional. Some of the dimensions to which we are particularly committed are:
Charisma, or a leader who
- Is naturally authoritative, attracts, unites, energises and drives.
- Can use his body, voice and emotions to serve his ideas.
- Has that extra presence made of generosity and obviousness.
Vision, or a leader who
- Aims high and far, and always is a couple of lengths ahead.
- Has an overall vision, gives sense, and clarifies complexity.
- Integrates the major issues of our times (globalisation, new technology, sustainable environment etc).
- Develops a clear vision of projects, and shows the “magnetic North”.
Creativity, a leader who
- Believes in the future, and dares to take risks and innovate.
- Has an open, inquiring mind and is open to changet.
- Follows his instincts (radar), anticipates and quickly finds alternatives.
Reassurance, or a leader who
- Conveys serenity and self-control.
- Cares for others, is open-minded and tolerant.
- Turns his team members’ stress into confidence and motivation.
The Whole brain leader: a fourfold increased impact!
In the light of Herrmann’s “thinking preferences” model, a leader should develop the entirety of his 4 quadrants.
Being in turn a visionary and a logician, a communicator and an organiser.
A leader has a real influence on his audience, or his team, when he combines the left and right brain hemispheres with the “Thinking” and “Feeling” levels