Individual Leaders
Leadership Teams

Leadership means constant movement – interacting, communicating, optimizing processes and developing talent. This movement’s very vivacity determines the leadership dynamics of individual executives.

It’s the drive to continuously improve the dynamics around them that determines executives’ effectiveness when dealing with customers and clients, matrix bosses, peers, team members/associates and the media.

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 communication and interaction strongly affect the momentum in their work environment and their business results.

Increasing one’s genuine knowledge of HOW to reach and healthily sustain more elevated levels of personal energy without burning oneself is key. So is knowing how to spread the resulting momentum effectively. This then requires a wise attuning to not only a unique leadership personality but to the particular career phase he/she is in or about to enter.

The 5 decisive pillars in a leader’s personal dynamics are his/her:

  • Mental vigor
  • Positive emotionality
  • Physical stamina
    – these three determine an executive’s overall drive and vitality. How well the three interface is decisive. Each of them can be improved through modifying their intrinsic components.
  • Relationship dynamics: true leaders want to realize more succinctly how their drive and style affect important others. They improve that effect through intelligent and well-guided experimentation.
  • Authenticity: the above four components circle around the ever maturing, congenial genuineness of a leader.

A related newspaper article on a selection of leadership skills: “Five Leadership Qualities Requiring Attention” (PDF).

Interaction Dynamics in Top Teams

Today’s organizations tend to hire top executives with enormous talent and proven performance records. Yet at the end of the day it is the chemistry among all board members that decides how capably their skills and assets come together in order to generate results.

When it is actually visible that top management members are attuned and move along side by side, it impacts people’s motivation, productivity and loyalty. A competitive 21st century leadership team has to find ways to:

  • Generate highly productive synergetic thinking and interaction between its leaders.
  • Establish a debate culture that can make best use of multiple, smart and valid viewpoints – and thrive on them without unnecessary conflict dynamics.
  • Optimally bring together the talents of its various, individual executives.