Saturday, February 26, 2022


The purpose of leadership is to drive changes by conveying the vision, updating the outdated viewpoint, and getting the work done promptly.

The business and world become over-complex and hyper-connected than ever, there is no “one-size-fits-all” leadership format in such a diversified, divergent and dynamic world. There are many informal ways to grow leadership and amplify their leadership influence. 

Effective leaders need to have knowledge to deal with complexity and ambiguity, insight to make sound judgment, competency to accelerate performance, and influence to drive progressive change.

Adaptive leadership: In face of “VUCA” new norm, with rapid changes and continuous disruptions, the business agility based on self-adaptation is the capability to adapt to the change and make "conscious" business choices seamlessly. Adaptive leadership teams comprising a diverse range of individuals with the cognitive difference will be able to listen to diverse voices across the organizational hierarchy, de-emphasizes hierarchy and accelerates strategic change. Running a highly responsive organization sometimes needs to have the adaptability to meet the business’s expectation, leverage tailored approaches to fit specific circumstances, and ultimately respond to the external environment with speed.

Intentional leadership: Leadership is about future and direction. The industrial style of relation-based leadership via “who you know” shifts to the digital style of intentional leadership based on “who you are”- the mindset, expertise reflected through their omnipresent digital footprint. The intention to change is to make a better future; making self-assessment and evaluating the past can certainly lead us to a good insight towards the future. Company strategy flowing from culture is intentional leadership at its best. Good intentions with differentiated competency enable the organization to drive desired changes they would like to see. Purpose and intention mutually reinforce each other. The organizational purpose and employee purpose ties in with the leadership development and who we are as people and as leaders perceive it as the right purpose to lead changes.

Character-based leadership: Character-based leaders are based on authenticity via both heart and mind, understand trust is a two-way street, win respect via their character, and such trustworthy leadership will motivate teams to be open-minded and perform better. The human being needs to be enthused to participate and achieve goals courageously. It takes the character to be confident, courageous, energetic and persistent. Being courageous is not the absence of fear, but acting in spite of it. Also, be intelligent to take calculated risks. Making leadership influence requires leaders to share insight & wisdom, gain mind space of their peers, teams, and followers;

Innovative leadership: Business leadership has to understand that innovation is a process which can be managed, instead of maintaining hierarchy or status quo. It's critical to shaping an organization. Leadership innovation is a prototype practice, organizations need to keep experimenting, exploring with clear goals and continuous practices, clarify the opportunity and articulate the vision, develop and manage the process of innovation, and promote a healthy climate for creativity. The best innovative leaders are well-disciplined, they should focus on the strategic business goals skillfully, and navigate innovation management in the right way. set the tone for change & innovation, and represent the overall quality and maturity of leadership.

Global leadership:
The world-class leadership competencies include versatility, interdisciplinarity, empathy, inclusiveness, motivation to work cross-boundary. It’s important to comprehend just how complex it can be to do business around the world, gain intellectual understanding of the global business context. Leadership effectiveness in a global context comes into play with reciprocating awareness and cultural influence. High-influential global leaders are in demand to focus on convincing, persuasion, and collaboration at the global scope; passionately coach to cultivate more authentic global leaders.

The purpose of leadership is to drive changes by conveying the vision, updating the outdated viewpoint, and getting the work done promptly. It’s a cohesive effort to fulfill the purpose of leadership which is to awaken possibility in people to deliver extraordinary results.


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