Browse Month: September 2006

Inner Path of Leadership

I’ve just finished reading a book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages:

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership

Synchronicity – The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski is a very powerful, personal and inspiring story about one person’s journey to leading change and helping others to shape the future through their individual and institutional lives.

Jaworski believes that by focusing as much on ‘being’ as on ‘doing’ we can create an environment in which what he calls predictable miracles will occur in our lives, in our leadership or organizational roles and in society as a whole.

Well worth reading.

Setting direction

Crisp: Organizational Vision, Values, and Mission: Building the Organization of Tomorrow (A Fifty-Minute Series Book)

Are you having trouble clarifying your vision and values?

This quick read workbook offers you a simple step-by-step process to work through. You can even do it yourself, if you don’t have a strategic planning facilitator to help you.

One of the Five Key Areas of Leadership Focusâ„¢, Setting Direction and Planning For Action, often sounds easier than it is. But if you don’t get this one right your leadership will be continually tested.

Two more quick tips for setting direction:

  • Read this article for more tips on Effective Strategic Planning.
  • Remember you don’t have to do it on your own. Call us on 61-3-9859 3924 for details of how we can help you by facilitating your direction setting process.

Nailing leadership

“Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.”

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)

Setting direction is one of your five key areas of leadership focus.

Good leaders (both men and women) not only set direction, but hold fast when challenged, through times of doubt as well as through success.

To nail leadership, hold to your chosen direction and demonstrate confidence in your decisions through your actions as well as your plans.