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Leadership Self-Development Journey
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you.
You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
- James Allen
RECOGNITION: Leaders recognise people privately and publicly out of real appreciation for their contributions as well as personal qualities.
ADAPTABILITY: Effective leadership is more a consequence of the leader's ability to adapt well to changes than a consequence of his knowledge or experience.
SELF-AWARENESS: Self-awareness opens the door to effective communication and the leader's ability to relate to others.
CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE: Only by making good heart and mind connections with people can the leader hope to influence them to co-operate enthusiastically.
INSPIRING HOPE: Nothing is as damaging to an organisation as the negative attitudes of its people. It is the leader's uppermost responsibility to inspire hope and create a positive climate.
SELF-CONFIDENCE: To lead requires the confidence to take the first step and have others follow you.
VISIONARY THINKING: The mental picture of a desired destination, big or small, sparks focused activities and worthwhile endeavours, which is why leaders' first task is to imagine the ideal future.
CULTURAL AWARENESS: In an age of globalisation and culturally diverse workplaces, sensitivity for differences is critical to the leader's success in mobilising people as a community.
TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS: Understanding the potential positive and negative effects of technology in the organisation enables the leader to balance human interests with efficiency.
BUILDING SUPPORT: A leader must be able to build support for his ideas and direction or else fail as a leader.
EMPOWER: The more empowered and free people feel, the more they give to the cause. Rather than trying to control, leaders show trust in people's inherent capabilities.
HONESTY/INTEGRITY: The leader is credible and ethical to the extent that his beliefs, values, attitude and behaviour forms an integrated whole.
BEING SERVANT: By choosing to serve and not boss the team, the leader builds them up and collectively they grow to become better leaders in service of the organisation.
STRATEGIC THINKING: With the vision or goal in mind, leaders accept responsibility for the most effective way to achieve the vision or goal.
CHARACTER: Leadership involves many tests of courage, resilience and morality which make strong character indispensable.
LEADERSHIP STYLE: Different situations require different leadership styles to be effective. Good leaders are flexible and versatile in their style.
COMMUNICATION: The leader's ability and commitment to communicate with clarity and appropriateness is essential to his leadership effectiveness.
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: Leadership is by definition action in the context of relationships. To ignore relationships contradicts leadership whereas building them enhances teamwork.
SELF-INITIATIVE: To be a leader is to take the initiative to make a positive difference.
BUILDING TRUST: By being honest, open and consistent and by showing the willingness to trust the team, the leader lays a strong team foundation for the good, but especially bad times.
LIFE-BALANCE/RESILIENCE: To sustain his energy and ability to focus, and to set a credible example, a leader needs to have good balance between the different areas of his life and model resilience.
PASSION: The leader does not only have to have a strong sense of responsibility, but passion for the cause.
SELF-REGARD: Positive self-regard is necessary for a leader in order to accept criticism, learn from it and continue leading with confidence.
PERSEVERANCE: Leadership disappears when we give up and emerges when we choose to persevere when others would have given up.
ORGANISATIONAL AWARENESS: Sufficient awareness of different aspects of the organisation, such as the reason for its existence, the history, structure and culture, enables the leader to align himself and his team effectively.
SELF-DISCIPLINE: The leader's self-discipline sets the standard and example for others without which consistent performance is not possible.
TREND/SYSTEMS AWARENESS: A big-picture view to spot trends early on and an understanding of the influences of systems and their relationships is needed for the strategic direction that the leader must give.
SELF-MOTIVATION: The leader motivates himself with his personal vision, passion, potential and moral convictions.
CREATIVITY/INNOVATION: Since leaders focus on potential and imagine the future to be different, they demonstrate and encourage innovative and creative thinking.
BUILDING TEAM: It is in the development and performance of the team that the leader's effectiveness can be seen.
DECISION MAKING: With firm and apt individual decision making together with skilful facilitation of team decisions the leader ensures momentum and backing for the direction taken.
AUTHENTICITY: A leader cannot help others unless he shares himself openly and honestly.



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LEADERSHIP TOPICS

LEADING SELF

Authenticity
Passion
Self-regard
Character
Self-confidence
Self-awareness
Self-motivation
Self-discipline
Self-initiative
Perseverance
Life-balance/resilience

LEADING CHANGE

Adaptability
Trend/systems awareness
Organisational awareness
Visionary thinking
Strategic thinking
Cultural awareness
Technology awareness
Creativity/innovation

LEADING OTHERS

Connecting with people
Building relationships
Being servant
Building support
Communication
Building team
Building trust
Leadership style
Recognition
Empower
Decision making
Honesty/integrity
Inspiring hope

 

About coaching

Coaching is a professional development tool that is used to increase self-awareness and responsibility in people. It is a style of conversation and listening that encourages growth in people. It is a process that leads to deeper insight in your own behaviour and thinking. We can only control what we are aware of; what we are not aware of controls us. From more reflection, better understanding and conscious living flows better decisionmaking, growth and fulfilment. 

In coaching sessions we, together, identify what outcomes you would like to see from the coaching process, what your current reality is, what new perspectives and options are helpful and what actions you want to commit to in future. The conversation typically has a reflection phase, an exploration phase, a discovery phase and a commitment and planning phase.

An International Coach Federation survey (2009) of over 2,000 coaching clients from 64 countries showed that companies can expect up to 7 times return on their investment. Coaching is relevant to the modern world of business because it is holistic and adaptive. It is a method that respects people as individuals.

I use the Integral Coaching method as illustrated below. For more information read Joanne Hunt's Introduction to Integral coaching.





PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS (PDA)

I am an accredited custodian of the PDA assessment tool. The PDA assessment is a powerful tool with more than 50 years of studies based on proven theories and statistics. It is certified for its application throughout the world. It analyses skills, strengths, areas for development, competencies, decision making style, leadership style, energy level, persuasive ability, analytical ability, sales style, motivation level, among other information of great value, for any process of people development.

See the colourful brochure with the main features of the PDA assessment here.

I am authorised to use the PDA online system to register clients for the PDA, to generate Job profiles and Competencies for specific positions and more.

My coaching is typically 90 minute sessions at the time and venue as mutually agreed. Note that I also do coaching on Skype.

Click here to view my coaching agreement with an individual client.

For more information or to setup a meeting with me feel free to email me any time. 

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Via email : gerhard@neweraleadership.co.za


Via phone: (27) 834556513

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