The Inspirational Leader, one who can instill passion and direction to a group requires an understanding of how the psychology of a group affects its individual members.
In numerous Group Dynamic Disciplines such as Directive Communication and theories like The ripple effect by Sigal Barsade, leadership is a product of awareness and command of the reactions and effects of a group on the individual.
Leadership is NOT about changing the mindset of the group but in the cultivation of an environment that brings out the best (inspires) the individuals in that group … Each individual has different environments that bring out different facets from their own Identity, and each Facet is driven by emotionally charged perceptions within each environment …
To lead, one must create a platform through education and awareness where individuals fill each others needs. This is accomplished by knowing Why people may react favorably to a situation in environment A, but get frustrated or disillusioned in environment B.
When a leader changes their actions in accordance with their awareness of what those actions really mean, they affect the emotional and perceptive affects on a group. By taking control of the "standard" reactions to the actions of the group, a leader can in effect change the psychology of the group and change the culture of the organization.
THE 8 ASCENTS OF THE ULTIMATE LEADER
1. Master Your Rules of Engagement
2. Increase Your Circle of Tolerance
3. Remove Your Colored glasses
4. Stop Need Sucking
- I. Control or security (the less control one has, the less secure)
- Ii. Recognition or significance
- Iii. Diversity in tasks or job
- Iv. Sense of completion or achievement (let people finish)
5. Command your Leadership Postures
6. Map your world
7. Align your Values to the Environment you would Create
8. Cultivate your Leadership Identity
Directive Communication Intl. Offers a free "Foundations" Mini-course for more in-depth information about the 8 Assents.
Only when a leader has mastered these assents, can he shape the 5 Pillars of Transformation
THE 5 PILLARS OF A TRANSFORMATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL
The poles are the foundations that convert a team to a organization transforming powerhouse. When a leader becomes aware of Directive Communication Psychology and how it applies to the formation of transformational teams, it becomes apparent in the perception of that leader and becomes apprehensive in the teams results.
The more people around you that become aware of Directive Communication psychology and how to use it, the more success you will have in achieving your objectives.
Share this article with others in your different environments, teach them what you have learned. With a greater awareness of the Directive Communication methodology, you can cultivate environments that cause you and others to be more effective and fulfilled in your work and life.
Here are the 5 foundations to make this happen:
You must have a Methodology you believe can make a Change
This article has given you some foundations in the Directive Communication Methodology that influences individuals and groups in a powerful enough way to change organizational culture. If you have applied some of what you have learned earlier, if you have become more aware and have increased your circle of Tolerance, then this works for you.
Having a greater purpose
Find a something larger than the group, something that is even bigger than the organization. A reason the group is greater than just the people in it, a purpose that is greater or nobler that the personal goals of each individual.
You must speak a common language
Because of the specific nature of Directive Communication methodology it carries with it a specific language to be able to understand and explain awareness, change, and a higher level of living in a concise and effective way.
You must maintain internal supportive environment
As an elite group that shares and uses this psychology, you can excel far greater than as an individual. Supporting one another is essential for ultimate success.
You must have a unified identity
While each individual has his / her own identity, the collective group must have a common goal and that, a common identity in line with that goal. This can be as simple as "The Efficiency Group" …
Each pillar represents an essential characteristic of groups capable of bringing out the best in each other.
You have learned the foundations to Ascend and Transform as a Leader.
Now the next step is up to you!