Some leadership styles and behaviors have a “de-constructive” effect on a company’s work environment. These leaders break down respect, communication, and productivity. They create a toxic work culture from the top down.
On the other hand, Evolutionary Executives™ consciously and intentionally create a positive work environment that naturally attracts high quality employees who work collaboratively to get the job done, and whose loyalty is contagious.
Where are YOU on the Evolutionary Executive™ Continuum?
|De-Constructive Leadership||Evolutionary Executive™ Leadership
|You need to win by exerting power
over someone or a situation
|====>||You succeed by leveraging your
strengths and power from within
|You’re motivated by an
Us vs.Them world view
|====>||You practice a We’re All in This
Together collaborative mindset
|You try hard to be something
you think you should be
|====>||You leverage and express all your
strengths authentically and appropriately
|You try to impose a conditioned
definition of ‘right’ change
|====>||You align your thoughts and actions
with the natural processes of change
|You see challenges as win/lose battles||====>||You see challenges as opportunities
for gaining new wisdom and clarity
|You place blame and assign fault||====>||You take full personal responsibility
for all your thoughts, words and actions
|You fight to change the system
from ‘wrong‘ to ‘right’
|====>||You view changes in the system along a
scale from less productive to more productive
|You try to change others||====>||You focus on changing yourself|
|You tell your team members
what to do and how to do it
|====>||You coach your team to embody and
express their own wisdom and creativity
Wherever you see yourself along the Evolutionary Executive™ continuum, congratulations on your awareness – that’s the first major step toward positive change and personal evolution.
The word evolve comes from the Latin root evolvere meaning “to unfold, open out, expand.”
The word evolution is defined as “growth to maturity and development” or “a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive adaptation or development.”
So being an “evolutionary” executive is all about YOU unfolding and opening your relationship and leadership skills through an ongoing process of expansion, adaptation, development, and growth.
And since there is always room for more development, greater maturity, and broader expansion, there’s no limit to how effective and efficient you can become with your team and your company.
… what leadership skills have been rolled up in you that now need to be opened and awakened?
… are you ready to create a peaceful, progressive, and intentional path for your own growth to maturity as a leader in your organization?
… is it time to establish a work environment that is most conducive to leading your team along their own paths of personal and professional evolution?