Speaking of his cutting-edge approach to leadership, The Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership Course, Werner Erhard suggests an ontological or being perspective of leadership – “leadership as a natural self-expression” – being a leader in every aspect of your life. It is becoming a natural expression of who you are and what you love. He captures this idea in the following: “I like to watch Nadal or Federer play tennis, and I don’t think that they are remembering how to play. I don’t think they learned something, and then remembered it. For them, the game is a natural self-expression, and as such they become extraordinarily powerful players.”
It is this being to which great leaders aspire, and inspire others to achieve. It is an internalization of a state of mind that fosters a natural flow of thought and action to their leadership – an embodiment of the characteristics attributed to great leaders as shared by James Kouzes’ and Barry Posner’s Leadership Challenge. Deepak Chopra writes: “Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” Continue to be more than you ever dreamed you could be… and more… so much more. Life is so very good.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!