The Dynamics of Individual Leaders
Amid the great intensity and speed of today’s corporate life – both intriguing and at times taxing – leaders clearly require high levels of positive, personal dynamics. The overall vitality in their actions, communication and interactions strongly affect business results as well as the momentum of contributions in/of their environment.
Increasing one’s genuine knowledge of HOW to reach and healthily sustain more elevated levels of personal energy is undoubtedly a prized asset for 21st century leaders. Knowing how to spread that energy constructively corresponding to one’s particular career phase is equally valuable.
There are 5 forces in a leader’s personal dynamics: mental, emotional and physical energy – which in turn determine an individual’s relational energy (relationship dynamics). All four build on the quality of the leader’s authenticity. In a little more detail:
- 3 basic pillars of personal energy: (1) mental vigor, (2) positive emotionality, and
(3) physical stamina determine an executive’s overall drive and vitality. How well the three interface is decisive. Each of them can be modified via a multitude of components.
- Relationship dynamics: leaders need to realize how their drive and style affect important others. And then know how to improve that effect. This will determine an executive’s relational energy.
- Authenticity: attuning and upgrading all above components fed by how much congenial genuineness a leader is able to develop.
A related newspaper article on a selection of leadership skills: “Five Leadership Qualities Requiring Attention” (PDF).