​Values based leadership


Inspirational Leadership Power Based On Profound Personal Values

All Leadership Is Transformational – If It Does Not Bring About A Major Change It May Not Be Leadership.

What Is Leadership – The Following Together Can Sum Up Loosely The Definition Of Leadership – A Leader Is

  1. Someone You Want To Follow => As Against You Must Follow Or You Have To Follow
  2. Someone Who Inspires You To Do Something – With Or Without Direct/Indirect Connection/Relationship With You
  3. Someone Who Inspires & Influences Without Any Direct Authority – By His Actions => Not Through Words[As In Speeches]
  4. Someone Not Bothered About His Credit/Gain – But Who Creates Leaders
  5. Someone Who Has A Very Large Vision For A Huge Chunk Of People
  6. Someone Who Is A Great Follower Himself – This Someone Can Follow Anyone Who Has The Capabilities To Handle The Ongoing Situation Better Than Him/Her. He Just Steps Backs

Types Of Leadership – This Can Be Again Following – Some Rare People Have Been Leaders In More Than One Type

  1. Business – These Are The People Who From Nothing Managed To Create Magnanimous Entities
  2. Social/Community – These Are The One Who Fights For/Changes Social Evils Etc
  3. Personal/Self – Those Who Are Leaders As Parents, Bosses, Small Social Groups => They Are Connected With
  4. Crisis => These Are Normally Unknown/Unsung Heroes [Male Or Female]=> Who Rise Up & Affect Changes When Crisis Of Catastrophic Nature Strikes – Natural Or Man-Made. These People Can Be Introvert , May Lead A Very Low Key Life
  5. Spiritual [This Is Not About Religion Or Religious People] => These Are The People Who Affect Generations/Centuries For Very Large Masses[Kindly Exclude All The Current Indian Gurus – Who Are Famous But Are Actually Fame Hungry/Wealth Hungry/Power Hungry/Business Hungry & Do Not Add Any Value Except Creating Useless Cults] => I Am Talking About The Likes Of Say Buddha, Vivekanada, Confucius, Aristotle, Maybe OSHO Up-To Certain Extent[Only Those Who Have Not Heard & Read Deeply Will Disagree]
  6. 6.Universal[Without Boundaries Of Region, Religion, Race Etc] => Again This Sometimes Can Overlap With Spiritual Ones => But These Are The Ones Who Go With The Mission To Affect The Mankind => Most Of Us Are Unknown => But They Have Created Something That Actually Changed The World

WHAT IS VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP - This Again Can Be Broadly Defined As Being Someone

Who Does Not Preach At All But Acts, Thinks, Breath, Says & Displays Their Very Strong Values

They Do Not Deviate From These Values – Even If There Are Life Threatening Forces Disturbing Them Or Pressurizing Them. They Stand By Their Values – Come What MaTheir Only Focus Is Doing What Is Best For Very Large Group Of People – Some Of These People Were Labeled Insane During Lifetime[This I Am Referring To Universal/Spiritual & Many Times Their Contributions Are Recognized Much Later, At Times After They Passed Away]

Please Note => That By Reading All These – Don't Get Disillusioned That These Are Too Big – Is Not For Me.

Everyone Can Become A Leader Irrespective Of Your Position In Society, Organization, Family, Financially.

We Will Be Focusing On Everyday Leadership For Every One => As The Basics Are Same.

The Leadership Progression – In This Order – Although Some Stages May Take Place Simultaneously

1.Self-Awareness =>

A.You Feel Totally Uncomfortable, Dissatisfied & Disillusioned With Maybe Your Life, The Social Norms, The Organization, Your Family, World

B.You Identify The Areas Where Changes Are Needed - What You Feel Would Add Value To – Your Level Of Thinking For The Group You Need To Influence

C.You Identify Specifics What Is Not There But Can Be – Towards Your Vision

D.You Identify The Challenges – That You May Face When You Start Implementing

E.You Identify Your Core Values – Those Are Needed To Guide You In Time Of Crisis, Confusion & Opposition

F.You Identify The Changes In Your Mindset, Belief, Attitude, Actions That Need To Inculcate Within You – So That You Can Start Implementing

G.Identify The Skills – Both Hard & Soft – That You Need To Master

H.Identify The Knowledge Gap & Also Identify From Where You Will Fill This Gap

2.Getting Role Model/Mentor =>

A.You Identify People, Who Have The Qualities That You Want To Imbibe – They Can Be Even People Who Are Known – But Display Some Of The Characteristics You Need

B.Enrolling Your Mentors => Please Check My Mentoring Blog

C.Having Dialogue With Mentors => How To Do, What To Do, When To Do, Where To Do => What Off-Tracking Obstacles You Would Face & How To Overcome

3.Applying The Needed Correction To Self =>

A.Make A List Of Values, Qualities, Habits, Traits, Mindset, Skills You Need To Inculcate

B.Make A List Of Absolutely Non-Negotiable Values, Qualities, Habits, Traits, Mindset, Skills – That You Will Follow

C.Train Your Mind By Going Through All These – So That They Become Embossed & You Don't Have To Recall

D.Start Small – With People You Know – To Practice The New Ones

E.Graduate To Bigger Groups & Unknown Scenarios

F.Start Learning The Hard & Soft Skills By Reading, Watching, Listening, By Enrolling In Forums/Groups, Doing

G.Create A Mastermind-Group

4.Going For Your Achieving Your Vision – Only When You Have Achieved Some Sort Of Mastery/Expertise In Practicing All In Your

A.Start With A Small Objective – Not The Entire Vision In One Go

B.Start With The Smallest Group/Individual – When Successful – Graduate To Larger Masses

C.Enroll Followers For Your Concept – Even If At The Beginning It Is You & Then One & Then More

D.Build Your Brand Ambassadors

E.Resolve To Bounce Back Every Time You Fail – By Changing Your Methods/Mindset/Processes

F.Keep On Till You Start Getting Success

G.Then Start Going For Other Aspects Of Your Vision

H.Be Prepared For A Long Haul – Nothing Of Worth Have Been Achieved By Anyone Overnight

  1. 5.Taking It To The Big Mass – The World

All These Can Be Done In Your Family, Within Your Own Department [Even If You Are At The Lowest Ladder], Society, World

It Progresses From Leading Self - Leading Others (Team) - Leading Function – Leading An Organization – Leading The Society – Leading The World.

Now Onwards We Will Focus On The Leadership In Your Business/Professional World

Examples Of Some Values – Practiced By Globally Respected Leaders

  1. Integrity
  2. Fairness
  3. Equal Opportunity – Based On The Capability/Drive/Learning Enthusiasm
  4. Only Focus - Benefit Of Others/Organization/Society/World
  5. Focus On Only Growing Leaders – Selfless/Unconditional Mentoring/Coaching/Handholding
  6. Meritocracy
  7. Respect For Others
  8. Life Long Learning & Changing Self
  9. Never Trying To Impose Change => Only Leading By Action
  10. Large Vision
  11. Transparency
  12. Taking Complete Personal Responsibility & Accountability
  13. Accepting Mistakes => No Blame – No Excuse – No Scapegoating
  14. Displaying Rock Solid Values – In The Way They Can Be Observed Easily, Without Being Told
  15. Total Humility – Absolutely No Ego
  16. Being Happy By Seeing Others Succeed
  17. Appreciation & Giving Credit
  18. Empathy
  19. Courage - Venturing Into Unchartered Territory – Especially When No One Is Willing
  20. Tenacity, Bouncing Back
  21. Conviction & Belief In Self
  22. Encouraging Disrupting, Rebel[Who Challenge Status Quo] Thinking, Innovation
  23. Passionate About The Future
  24. Reading Future Trends – Becoming Change Agent
  25. Sees Need - Takes Actions
  26. Be Yourself – Genuine- Authentic => Always => Not Trying To Be Someone
  27. Open & Clear Communications Of Needs – Expectation – Performance Etc Etc

Internal [Personal] - Challenges You May Face

  1. Your Own Insecurity – While Facing Unknown/Uncertain/Unexpected
  2. Creating Right Priorities
  3. Deciding – Especially When In Catch-22 Situations
  4. Not Able To Give Control & Power To Others – While Delegating
  5. Inability To Be Objective – Having Old Biases Surface
  6. Not Being Proactive
  7. Isolation – Not Having A Team That Is Better Than You
  8. Impulsive Reacting - Not Able To Respond With Maturity
  9. Using Authority Instead Of Creating Influence
  10. Being A Boss Of Silos & Not Creating A Team
  11. Scared To Think Big
  12. Afraid Of Taking Feedback – No Culture Of Feed-Forward
  1. Adverse Media/Public View/Opinion
  2. Interpersonal Issues - Either Within The Group Or Outside It.
  3. Crises & Disasters
  4. Unforeseen Legal/Technology/Market Changes
  5. Opposition And/Or Hostility From Powerful Forces (Business Groups, Local Government, An Influential Organization, Etc.)
   6. Challenges In Getting Collaboration With Another Group Or Organization

The Challenges May Occur

  1. At The Beginning Of New Intervention
  2. Changing The Status Quo
  3. New Leader
  4. Confusion – No Communication Of Changes – Rumors -No One Is Quite Sure What's Going To Happen
  5. When Any Old System/Process Is Going To Change – But No Knowledge About What The New Is All About
  6. When Markets Are Tough
  7. Finance Issues
  8. Established Leaders Leaving
  9. Legal/Local Laws/Governance Change

What To Do – Some Action Steps

  1. Recruit The Top Talent – It is An Investment
  2. Create A Team Not Group
  3. Be There For Them
  4. Take Tough Decisions
  5. Keep Your Eyes On Future – Keep Reinventing Yourself, Your People, Your Organization, Your Customer
  6. Value Your Customers
  7. Help Everyone Grow Including Yourself
  8. Let New Thinkers/Innovation/Mistakes Encouraged
  9. Link Rewards With Performance
  10. Take & Give Transparent Feedback
  11. Everyone Should Know What They Need To Do To Be The Best & Where Are They
  12. Help Everyone Succeed
  13. Understand Numbers
  14. Don't Control Cost – Optimize It
  15. Focus On Excellence & Global Leadership In Brand/Process/ Service/Product/Market/Quality/People/Innovation
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