Our Leaderful beliefs serve as a touchstone to shape our work and those who choose
to work with us. They represent our core values, extensive research into leadership
and years of experience working with talented people within complex organisations.
Even though they are stated in simple terms, the thinking behind them, the challenge
of implementing them and the impact that they have is certainly not.
Belief #1 - Leadership is something we do together
No matter what your perspectives, authentic leadership in all its forms is always
an ongoing, collective endeavour to achieve group purpose. Always.
Belief #2 - We are all connected
The challenges now facing organisations are far too difficult, too dynamic, too interdependent
and too important to expect a select few individuals to resolve them. In our networked
world of possibilities there’s no escaping the notion that real power lies in the
systemic relationships between us. We are all in it together.
Belief #3 - In every system, something works
The wisdom, energy and intent to address your complex issues already exist within
the fabric of your organisation and the real challenge has shifted from trying to
‘inject’ leadership towards helping to ‘extract’ what is already there. Look hard
enough and you will surely find it – we always do.
The primary role for Leaderful practitioners is to create an environment for meaningful
dialogue, between people who care, so that truly exceptional stuff can happen. There
is no manual for the leadership challenges that organisations now face so, in a leadership
sense, talk is work.
Belief #5 - Grown-ups have grown up conversations
Sharing significant information and involving people in the issues that matter is
critical for collaborative decision-making. While this will sometimes mean having
difficult conversations about knotty issues, treating people as mature adults is
always better than the alternative.