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 for which LAUDA has developed succinct tools 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.
- Relationship dynamics – how does one’s own drive and style as a leader affect important others?
- Authenticity: central to the above four pillars is the congenial genuineness of a leader, and how that matures over time.
A related newspaper article on a selection of leadership skills: “Five Leadership Qualities Requiring Attention” (PDF).