Excerpted from Francis Cholle’s The Intuitive Compass, Jossey-Bass
In the new leadership mindset, the conventional view of hierarchical power is replaced by a web of interconnected relationships. It requires a deeper understanding of human nature and takes into account instinct and play. This mindset recognizes the power and promise of intuition and the unconscious. It’s important that you have a reasonably objective understanding of your own leadership style before you can effectively change the way you lead your organization. The following questions will help you get a sense of how you lead.
- Is your leadership style about control or influence? Does it embrace the nonlinear aspect of life, or is it more conventional?
- How do you influence your team members’ work? What systems do you have in place?
- Is your leadership style addressing the instinctual and emotional dimension of every relationship, or is it more intellectual?
- Is your leadership really about bringing value to all people around you or simply about getting people to do what you want them to do?
- Do you, as a leader, understand the power of symbols and stage powerful business rituals?
- Do you seek adulation or ego-reinforcing behaviors from your employees, or are you more likely to encourage your employees to be honest and forthright with you, even if their feedback is not positive?
- Do you allow yourself to notice the unusual in order to innovate and stay ahead of the curve in all areas of your business?
Asking yourself these questions will help you get a stronger understanding of your leadership style, where it lies on the Intuitive Compass, and which aspects of intuitive intelligence is embodies as well as which aspects of intuitive intelligence it is not tapping into.
For more information about The Intuitive Compass™, check out last week’s blog post here.
And to learn more about intuitive intelligence, click here.