We have selected Six Areas for our Leadership Initiatives.
These represent important areas where we have special capabilities to use our strengths to make a difference.
Each Initiative’s is activated when, and only when, there is a Champion and Team for bringing the Initiative to fruition. Click on any box to see more detail.
Why Leadership is So Important
Leadership is extremely important and vital today: times of change can become chaotic and regressive when poor leadership prevails, and, alternatively, enlightening and progressive in the presence of inspiring leaders.
- For the most part, other forms of leadership, when applied to complexity, change, engagement, and connectedness, are misguided, dysfunctional, or obsolete.
- Adversarial, Transactional, and Hierarchical Leadership approaches are simply outmoded or not effective in much of today’s world.
Why? because these neither take advantage of the power of people’s energies to collaborate to produce extraordinary results, nor engage collaborative innovation necessary for rapid adaptation.
For all-too-many leaders, the constructs of leadership are ill-defined, ambiguous, and muddled.
As Thought Leaders, “Pracademics,” and experienced Practitioners, we bring mindsets, strategies, and skillsets that really work in real world — the crucible of action.
- America graduates 100,000 MBAs every year. Most know how to manage things, assets, and processes. But when they rise from entry-level “managers,” most are not refined in their thinking about “leadership.”
- In simple terms, managers tend to maintain stability, seeking efficiency, while minimizing risk.
- On the other hand, the leader’s quest must be continuous improvement, adaptation to change, innovation, integration across organizational boundaries, and generating competitive advantage, while building high performance teams that take advantage of the collective skills and insights of the people in the organization.
Key Leadership Initiatives
There is simply too much violence, despair, and degradation occurring for us to stand by and watch idly.
These are all signs of a terrible decline in leadership across the land.
Unless we take action to rebuild trust in our institutions, America as we know it will be a declining civilization. Effective leadership is the only means of achieving this critical turn-around.
While the task of Rebuilding Trust in America is far larger than we can tackle, we have determined we can make an important difference in four target areas where we have unique strengths, need is great, and there is an short-term opportunity.
Book Writing — Bringing four Collaborative Books into print
Wisdom Project — Seniors working together to inventory and record their wisdom
Youth Leadership – Aimed at building a solid foundation for the future of the Millennial generation
Not-for-Profit Excellence – Providing Collaborative Capabilities to the social impact sector
Collaborative Business Standards – Enabling International (ISO) Business Relationship Excellence
The Collaborative Leader seeks to:
- unite not divide
- inspire not open fire
- elevate not denigrate
- embrace not disgrace
- enlighten not frighten
- enthuse not confuse
- engage not enrage
- align not malign
- integrate not segregate
- lift not rift or drift
- to use differences as engines of innovation