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Mindful Leadership - Premises about Leadership

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Mindful Leadership - Premises about Leadership

  1. 1. Premises about Leadership<br />The root cause of 2008 financial meltdown and recent organization disasters is failed leadership.<br />Most failed leaders focused on short-term over long-term and placed their self-interest ahead of their institutions’ interests.<br />None of these leaders failed due to lack of IQ. <br />Rather, they failed due to lack of emotional intelligence (EQ). <br />Lack of self-awareness <br />Inability to deal with crucibles <br />Destructive emotions <br />Lack of compassion and empathy<br />New neuro-science research demonstrates that EQ can be improved by introspective practices like meditation.<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Definition of 21st C. Leadership<br />Authentic leaders align people around shared mission and values<br />and empower them to lead,<br /> while serving all stakeholders, <br />and collaborating with others. <br />
  3. 3. The New 21st C. Leaders<br />20th C. View21st C. View<br />Maximize short-term value Build for long-term<br />Shareholder-driven Customer/values-driven<br />U.S. oriented (with exports) Global orientation<br />Tops-down leadership Leaders at all levels<br />Internal focus External focus<br />Rules & processes Empowering culture<br />Pay for individual results Pay for company results<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Authentic Leadership Is :<br />Being Genuine <br />Being True to Your Values<br />Being Your Own Person<br />Empowering Others to Lead<br />Aligning Mission and Values <br />Stewardship and Service<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />What Is Your True North?<br />Your Most Deeply Held Beliefs, Values and Principles<br />How do you stay on course in spite of pressures and seductions to deviate?<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Your Journey to Authentic Leadership<br /> Transformation from “I” to “We”<br />Generativity: Wisdom/Giving Back<br />Peak Leadership<br />Stepping Up to Lead<br />Leadership Development<br />Rubbing Up Against the World<br />Character Formation<br />Crucibles<br />Age<br />30<br />60<br />90<br />Preparation for Leadership <br />Leading<br />Giving Back<br />Phase 1 <br />Phase 2 <br />Phase 3 <br />
  7. 7. Premises about Leadership - II<br />Key to EQ is self-awareness.<br />Self-awareness comes from understanding your life story, framing your crucible, and honest relationships with others.<br />Self-awareness can lead to self-compassion. You cannot have genuine compassion for others without compassion for yourself.<br />Self-compassion can lead to self-actualization.<br />Your legacy will be based on your authenticity, your reputation and what you do for others.<br />Compassionate, authentic leadership is basis for authentic organizations that make a positive difference in the world. <br />
  8. 8. .<br />The Path to Self-Compassion<br />Self-<br />Compassion<br />Your <br />Life Story<br />Your Crucible<br />Self- Awareness<br />Self-<br />Regulation<br />Self-<br />Actualization<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />A Fundamental Question<br /> When do you go from <br /> seeking the world’s esteem <br /> to being grounded in fulfilling your intrinsic desires?<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Leadership Premises<br />The hardest person you have to lead is yourself.<br />Once you understand your authentic self and your True North, it is much easier to lead others.<br />“In difficult times you’ve got to be able to draw from within. Leadership is one of these great journeys into your own soul. It’s not like anyone can tell you how to do it” - Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE<br />
  11. 11. “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver<br /> You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesFor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.Tell me about your despair – yours – and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile, the world goes on.Meanwhile, the sun and the clear pebbles of the rainAre moving across the landscapes,Over the prairies and the deep trees,The mountains and the rivers.Meanwhile, the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,Are heading home again.Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,The world offers itself to your imagination,Calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --Over and over announcing your place in the family of things.<br />
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  13. 13. Meditation<br />Important element of leadership<br />Gaining clarity about complex issues<br />Triggering creativity<br />Developing compassion for self and others<br />Building resilience<br />My experience over 34 years<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Your Leadership Development Plan<br /><ul><li>Develop your self-awareness
  15. 15. Test your values under pressure
  16. 16. Find your “sweet spot”
  17. 17. Build your support team
  18. 18. Integrate all aspects of your life
  19. 19. Know your leadership purpose </li></li></ul><li>15<br />Discover Your <br />Authentic Leadership Purpose & Legacy<br />The <br />Integrated <br />Leader<br /> Relationships<br /> Motivations Support<br /> Team<br />Values & Leadership Principles<br />Self-Awareness<br />

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