If your leadership development training is NOT sustainable… You are trying to apply Leadership Models that are NOT in sync with individual talents, values and skills. Getting people to fit into specific leadership models ONLY works if they have the character and values to fit that model, BUT a deeper understanding of yourself, your values and your personal obstacles, is the required to nurture and create your OWN leadership model. Identifying the areas of character, skill, perception and communication that are deterring from your ability to be a greater leader, constructs the foundation to build you Greater Leadership Identity.
Personal Awareness – Before we can move forward to create our own ideal leadership models, we must know what drives us, how we communicate and the difference between our own reality and the reality of others. Knowing how and why we do what we do provides the personal awareness to look at the different environments in our lives to cultivation out perfect leadership model. Only then can we look outside of what we know to create what is unfathomable.
Personal Character Assessment – What areas of your personal character are affecting your success as a leader and team player? By understanding the multiple facets of your identity and your affects on your environment, you will be able to inventory existing competencies and how to unveil them in others as well. This Section also includes a 360 feedback using the HDMA to assess the gaps between your perceptions of yourself and the perceptions others have of you at different levels of subordinates, peers and superiors.
Effects on Organization – You are currently affecting the organization in one way or another. The question is if your Leadership Models are in line with the organizational culture. What are the effects of your leadership style in the creation of trust, loyalty, commitment, success…? The strengths that helped you get promoted are only a part of the results you will get as a leader, the affects you have on the people around you will determine your ultimate leadership success.
The Psychology of Motivation and Inspiration – Developing New Leaders BEFORE they Try to get discouraged with in-congruent leadership models that they cannot sustain is ESSENTIAL for their motivation to become and maintain great leadership? With the awareness required to nurture their ideal leadership model, they will have a greater understanding and experience the psychology of moving others to achieve and the motivation that comes from their own passion.
Leadership Identity – Who are you at your best? What are the environmental factors that bring out the best of who you are? What roles do you play when you are at your best, what emotional gratifications do you get and who do you need to be to influence the environmental factors that bring out the best in you and others. The Leadership Identity Leadership Model is the Leadership-Anti-Model because it is defined by the individual and the traits they ALREADY have… traits that are refined to create their own ideal leadership model.
Coaching and giving feedback to others to find their Leadership identity – The greatest leaders are those who develop leadership in others, to assist others to reach their potential not only in their roles as team members and innovative problem solving, but in their own goals and help them to align the organizational objectives with more clarity of what they want to personally achieve. This includes giving effective feedback and appraisals.
He tells of the “selfishness” that was the motivator of his younger years, a selfishness that a knife to the lung in Puerto Rico soon cleansed him of.
“I literally thought I was going to die and it flashed into my mind that the way I had been living was probably not the best resume to be taking to meet my maker,” Arthur says.
Selling off his business interests, Arthur took to the high road of world travel to discover how other cultures and people live, eventually settling in Korea where, “people were so graceful in their way of living,”
“There was a different element in the way the people saw their world and I knew I could learn from that,”
However one’s true path in life is easier said than found and Arthur says he made many mistakes – mistakes that cost him his family. While he had addressed many of his negative qualities, he had carried his demanding ego with him, barely recognizing that it was his ego that got him into most trouble.
“At the time I had a great job as Director of the Korean arm of Grail Industries. I had the cars, the house, the family and the lifestyle that people would, and possibly have, killed for.
“But it came at the cost of never seeing my family – always being in demand. Certainly that appeased my ego, but did not serve my family or the best aspects of my self at all. I thought I was invincible,” Arthur says.
To give himself more time with his family and make positive changes in his internal life, Arthur left Grail and set up business, but like Icarus, he flew too close to the sun and got very burned.
“Again my ego got in the way. I over invested, convinced of my ability to make millions. I was bankrupted. I lost my family and the wife who I still see as the love of my life. That is, I think, the harshest wake up call of my life,” says Arthur.
Out of the ashes of his life, Arthur has risen like the phoenix, but he is seeing life a bit differently now.
He says his mission now is to “live a full and happy and diverse life, that is full of love and gratitude. I aim to be a man of vision, an ambassador of fulfillment and make a difference in the world by helping others see greater possibilities in themselves.
“I seek to constantly make progress in my personal and professional life. To provide well for an amazing wife and raise my children to become great people. To be honest and faithful and live up to my own expectations. To be healthy and fit and build and maintain a great body. To have an abundance of wisdom and energy and to be able to do whatever I want, any time I want to do it,”
Arthur adds his future vision is to be “a caring individual that seeks to make a difference in the world, but not in an anonymous way. I am a lover of people and cherish my friends and family. I am the man who will make the difference,”