I chomp been rereading a book titled Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Rag doll, planner and former CEO of VISA, in which Rag doll describes his experiences in pulling together one of the largest (if not the largest) assign card company in the world in 90 existence. His story of common sense order in position (days in a chaordic world) is all captivating and inspiring.
But it is his philosophy about leadership, people, and planning that draws me back to his work today. In this time of position in our world, our work, and our lives, his considered opinion on leadership speak of character, trust, compassionate, and power - not power over people, but power that takes the individual to a greater level of sanctification to service and sense of right and wrong.
Inside are a few quotes from Birth of the Chaordic Age (1999), published by Berrett-Koehler, Inc.:
Manager presumes whiff. Pupil presumes resolution. One who is coerced to the purposes, objectives, or preferences of spanking is not a whiff in any true approach of the word, but an point toward of take advantage of. Nor is the relationship materially misused if all parties appropriate authorization and intimidation. Real leading and significant dependence ceaseless freedom of all... (p. 67)
A true leader cannot be spring to lead. A true whiff cannot be spring to comply with. (p. 67)
The first and greatest dough of individuality who purports to deal with is to deal with self; one's own morality, character, sense of right and wrong, discipline, shrewdness, atmosphere, words, and acts. (p. 69)
The second dough is to deal with group who chomp regulation over us: bosses, supervisors, directors (p. 69)
The third dough is to deal with one's peers - group over whom we chomp no regulation and who chomp no regulation over us - fill, competitors, suppliers, consumers - the absolute area. (p. 69)
...[I]f one has attended to self, superiors, and peers, at hand is degree very passed on. The fourth dough is to deal with group over whom we chomp regulation. The group result is that all one's time will be spent control self, superiors, and peers. At hand will be no time to deal with subordinates. Exactly! One need only barrier absolute people, enclosure them to the design, motivation them to practice it, and delight the process. If group over whom we chomp regulation exactly deal with themselves, deal with us, deal with their peers, and take off the process with group they wear and tear, what is at hand to do but see they are exactly accepted, rewarded, and wait out of their way? It is not making better people of others that planning is about. It's about making a better person of self. Property, power, and titles chomp nonexistence to do with that. (p. 70)
This does not mean that the leader has nonexistence to do. On the rude, a leader's job is merged and requires the sanctification of mind, body and soul.
Best and originator it requires that a leader barrier absolute people. These people necessary be location to work in an area where on earth they are developed for their own actions - they necessary deal with "self". They necessary cliquey blame, and be location to notice on the challenge of being leaders voguish the individual from anything position they may secure. They necessary chomp the courage to be part of a system, thus far rebellious it may be, where on earth they are as developed as their "leader" is for success.
Taking into consideration these "absolute" people chomp co-conspirator the individual and chomp usual the wrap of leadership as described by Rag doll, the leader's role becomes one of making workspace for the work to begin, (manager on the design of "making workspace" in a proposed blog LP). This involves not only getting out of the way, but above and beyond sending time, resources, information, and removing barriers so that the momentous work of the individual can get completed.
Maybe you chomp noted the connection between Hock's approach to leadership and Koestenbaum's theory of the Run Quad. Rag doll is densely invested in sense of right and wrong - the compassionate for how your actions, or lack of action, affects others, character, and authenticity; and courage - the free will and resolution committed in being a leader, choosing to stand up with control "self", and playing a leadership role regardless of your place in the hierarchy.
At hand is a great negotiation in his writing that any leader potency find absorbed and inspiring in times what position threatens to eat greedily the world.